Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

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Standing Stone, Bodewryd, Rhosybol

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 3543
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Mechell
NGR : SH4062490219
Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age STANDING STONE
Legal Protection : Scheduled Ancient Monument

Description :
Maen Hir, 700yds ESE of the Church of St. Mary, 13ft high, 6ft wide and 2ft thick. Some packing stones visible at base. (RCAHMW, 1937)

Standing stone (SH 40629021) (LB). <2>

The standing stone is as described. Published survey 25" correct. <3>

Condition unchanged. Published survey 25" correct. <4>

Standing stone 12ft high by 3ft by 2ft. <5>

A standing stone 4m high by 1.9m by 0.75m. There is some erosion around the base of the stone, which has exposed a number of packing stones. <6>

Stone called Praes Maen on account of a brass pot being placed near it. Standing upright in middle of a field 13ft high, 14ft circumference, 4 or 5ft underground. <7>

3.75m high, 1.6m wide, leans slightly to E. <9>

Tall slab of local stone standing on a slight rise in undulating grassland, visible from all but W for several miles but only on horizon locally - When viewed from a distance sits in natural hollow 500m across. Slab roughly rectangular and tapers (widthways) at top - leans a few degrees to ESE. (Smith, 2003)

Sources :
Lynes, M. , 2012 , How do the Standing Stones of Anglesey 'Stand'?
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales , 1937 , An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Anglesey
Smith, G. , 2003 , Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Monument Survey: West Gwynedd and Anglesey ( © GAT)
Dickson, C. & Tram, N. , 2015 , Stone, Hilltops, Water and the Sun: A Preliminary Investigation into the Orientations of Standing Stones Near the River Alaw, Anglesey , Archaeology in Wales : Vol. 54 : p. 43-52
Ordnance Survey , 1963 , SH49SW 3 , <2>
Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments , Tafarn Hwyaid Maenhir , <7>
Lynch, F. , 1970 , Prehistoric Anglesey , <8>
Ordnance Survey , 1968 , SH49SW 3 , <3>
Ordnance Survey , 1969 , SH49SW 3 , <4>

Events :
42851 : An 078 Fmw Site Visit (year : 1986)
42852 : An 078 Fmw Site Visit (year : 1992)
40526 : Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Monument Survey: West Gwynedd/Anglesey (year : 2003)

Related PRNs : 302467

The above data are supplied by GAT in partnership with its Local Authorities (Anglesey, Conwy and Gwynedd County Councils, and Snowdonia National Park Authority), © GAT 2017 (and in part © Crown, 2017 - as indicated)
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