Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Standing Stone, Penmynydd

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 2737
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Llanddyfnan
Unitary authority : Ynys Mon
NGR : SH48427463
Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age STANDING STONE
Status : Scheduled Ancient Monument

Description :
Recorded 6" OS. <1>

Maen Hir, 500 SE Hirdrefaig 8 1/4' high x 4' x 1 3/4', with packing stones at base. (RCAHMW, 1937)

As described by RCAHM. Published survey 25" correct. <3>

Somewhat blocky slab with a pronounced lean to W. Local igneous stone with quartz veins. Packing stones on W side. Stands on a rounded E-W ridge - ridge obscures view to EW somewhat. Visible for some distance on both sides of the ridge - most on N & NW where it is on skyline for some places. (Smith, 2003)

The monument comprises a large standing stone that probably dates to the Bronze Age (c.2300 - 800 BC). It is located within an enclosed field of improved pasture on an E-W aligned ridge. The standing stone measures 2.5m tall, 1.4m wide and 0.5m in depth. It is aligned N-S and has a weathered surface. The stone leans to the W. There are packing stones visible on the W side. The stone is made of a local igneous rock and is notable for its quartz veins. <6>

A standing stone of probable Bronze Age date. The stone is 2.5m tall, 1.4m wide and 0.5m deep. It is aligned north-south and has a weathered surface and rectangular profile with parallel sides that rise to a bluntly rounded point. (Evans, 2008)

Sources :
Evans, R. , 2008 , Gwalchmai Booster to Bodffordd Link Water Main and Llangefni to Penmynydd Replacement, Anglesey ( © GAT)
Lynes, M. , 2012 , How do the Standing Stones of Anglesey 'Stand'?
Senior, M. , 2003 , The Standing Stones of north-western Wales
Smith, G., and Steele, N. , 2005 , Pan-Wales Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Survey: Trial Data Synthesis ( © GAT)
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales , 1937 , An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Anglesey
Ordnance Survey , 1963 , SH47SE , <1>
Ordnance Survey , 1970 , SH47SE 12 , <3>
Lynch, F. , 1970 , Prehistoric Anglesey , <4>

Events :
40526 : Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Monument Survey: West Gwynedd/Anglesey (year : 2003)
40758 : Gwalchmai Booster to Bodffordd Link Water Main and Llangefni to Penmynydd Replacement (year : 2008)
40527 : Pan-wales Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Survey: Trial Data Synthesis (year : 2005)

Related PRNs : 302457

Compiled date :


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