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Latitude: 53.0717 / 53°4'18"N
Longitude: -4.3044 / 4°18'15"W
OS Eastings: 245712
OS Northings: 355200
OS Grid: SH457552
Mapcode National: GBR 5G.BJW0
Mapcode Global: WH43S.V2G0
Entry Name: Cromlech
Listing Date: 8 September 1998
Last Amended: 30 September 1999
Source ID: 20497
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Set in a rectangular hollow beside the drive through the plantations approximately 270m south of the house.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Said to have been erected by 2nd Lord Newborough and therefore before 1832 but is more likely to be the work of F G Wynn c1900. It was built as a mock druidical sanctuary.
Glynllifon was the seat of the Wynn family and Sir Thomas John Wynn became the 1st Lord Newborough in 1776. The house was rebuilt after a fire 1836-48 by Edward Haycock, architect of Shrewsbury.
Miniature cromlech of standard type of capstone carried on three monoliths. There was also formerly a tall standing stone to the side but this has now fallen over. Basin within the cromlech.
Included as one of the more unusual features within this especially fine C19 park at Glynllifon.
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