Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Llanfechell Standing Stones

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 3047
Trust : Gwynedd
Site Type : STANDING STONE
Period : Bronze Age
Community : Mechell
NGR : SH36409168
Legal Protection : 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>

The stones are as previously described although heights slightly less: NW stone 1.75m, S stone 1.85m, NE stone 1.55m. <4>

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. <6>

Sources :
Senior, M. , 2003 , The Standing Stones of north-western Wales
Smith, G. , 2003 , Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Monument Survey: West Gwynedd & Anglesey , <6>
Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments , 1937 , Anglesey , <1>
Ordnance Survey , 1969 , SH39SE 5 , <2>
Lynch, F. , 1970 , Prehistoric Anglesey , <3>
Davidson, A. , 1986 , SAM An 030 , <4>
Davidson, A. , 1992 , SAM An 030 , <5>

Events :
42672 : An 030 Fmw Site Visit (year : 1986)
42673 : An 030 Fmw Site Visit (year : 1992)
40526 : Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Monument Survey: West Gwynedd/Anglesey (year : 2003)

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