Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Standing Stone N of Church, Llanfechell

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 3048
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Mechell
NGR : SH36999164
Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age STANDING STONE
Legal Protection : Scheduled Ancient Monument

Description :
A flat slab 8 1/2ft high (2.59m), 5ft wide and 9-10ins thick, with some packing stones at the base. (RCAHMW, 1937)

As described. <2>

Leaning to the E some packing stones visible at the base. Baynes records that it is the only standing stone on the island aligned on N-S axis. <3>

A very large slab of schist c.2.6m high, 1.8m wide and 0.2m thick. An unusually wide slab for a standing stone. Its 'best' face seems to be to the W which faces directly towards the hill of Mynydd y Garn. (Smith, 2003)

Recording the lifting and re-setting of the standing stone which had fallen over in 2009. <10>

Excavations during the re-instatement of the standing stone revealed that one of the packing stones is decorated with cup marks. (Smith & Hopewell, 2011)

Sources :
Lynes, M. , 2012 , How do the Standing Stones of Anglesey 'Stand'?
Hopewell, D. & Smith, G. , 2010 , Preliminary Report on the Geophysical Survey and Excavation of a Fallen Standing Stone at Llanfechell, Anglesey ( © GAT)
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
Smith, G. , 2013 , Llanfechell: A Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Landscape in North Anglesey. Excavations at Cromlech Farm and Carrog Farm ( © GAT)
Hopewell, D. & Smith, G. , 2011 , Report on the Geophysical Survey, Excavation and Re-instatement of a Fallen Standing Stone at Llanfechell, Anglesey ( © GAT)
Ordnance Survey , 1969 , SH39SE 6 , <2>
Baynes, E. N. , 1910 , Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion , <3>
Davidson, A. , 1986 , SAM An 080 , <4>
Lynch, F. , 1970 , Prehistoric Anglesey , <5>
Davidson, A. , 1992 , SAM An 080 , <6>
Wilson, J. , 1983 , Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies , <7>
Cadw , 1997 , Standing Stone 410m North of Church , <8>
Barker, R. , 2010 , PRN 3048 , <10>
Mwyn, R. , 2010 , PRN 3048 , <11>
Hopewell, D. & Smith, G. , 2010 , Archaeology in Wales , <12>
Caseldine, A. , 2010 , Archaeology in Wales , <13>

Events :
42674 : An 080 Fmw Site Visit (year : 1986)
42675 : An 080 Fmw Site Visit (year : 1992)
40526 : Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Monument Survey: West Gwynedd/Anglesey (year : 2003)
44305 : Preliminary Report on the Geophysical Survey and Excavation of a Fallen Standing Stone at Llanfechell, Anglesey (year : 2010)
44571 : Report on the Geophysical Survey, Excavation and Re-instatement of a Fallen Standing Stone at Llanfechell, Anglesey (year : 2011)

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