Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Standing Stones, Llanfechell

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 3047
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Mechell
Unitary authority : Ynys Mon
NGR : SH36409168
Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age STANDING STONE
Status : Scheduled Ancient Monument

Description :
Triangular setting of upright stones, three stones form the triangle 11ft by 8ft by 9 1/2ft and have an average height of 6 1/2ft.

As described in RCAHM. There is no sign of a mound but the site is on the highest point of a low ridge. <2>

3 stones of similar size set facing approximately same orientation and approximately equidistant at 3m apart. Each stone is quite thin for its height and 2 look as though they may have been trimmed by battering to produce the tall narrow, approximately parallel shape. They are set on the exact summit of a low hill and are visible from a long way around. There is a hint of a mound around the stones but this is probably just an 'island' left by ploughing around the stones. (Smith, 2003)

Sources :
Senior, M. , 2003 , The Standing Stones of north-western Wales
Smith, G. , 2003 , Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Monument Survey: West Gwynedd and Anglesey ( © GAT)
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales , 1937 , An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Anglesey
Senogles, H. , 1938 , Transactions of the Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club.
Cooke, N. , 2014 , Rhyd-y-Groes Repower, Anglesey: Cultural Heritage Assessment. ( © Wessex Archaeology)
Smith, G., and Steele, N. , 2005 , Pan-Wales Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Survey: Trial Data Synthesis ( © GAT)
Ordnance Survey , 1969 , SH39SE 5 , <2>
Lynch, F. , 1970 , Prehistoric Anglesey , <3>

Events :
40526 : Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Monument Survey: West Gwynedd/Anglesey (year : 2003)
45013 : Rhyd-y-Groes Repower, Anglesey: Cultural Heritage Assessment. (year : 2014)
40527 : Pan-wales Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Survey: Trial Data Synthesis (year : 2005)

Related PRNs : 302331

Compiled date : 26-10-1986


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