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Standing Stone / Menhir


Kerris Inscribed Stone

Whilst in Penzance for Golowan (who needs Glastonbury?) I had to visit some friends out at Kerris. First time I had been to the house so imagine my surprise when they told me they had a "stone" in their fireplace.
The house has been renovated over the last few years from a very ruinous state. Whilst making the old fireplace safe they discovered letters on a granite upright. Calling in Craig Weatherhill, who then called others they found out they had a 6th century inscribed stone. It is in a form of Latin and spells out something to do with Kerris. I promise to find out more....
Although not inscribed, the stones in the fireplace at the other end of the cottage are huge! If as they have been told there was possibly a circle in the area before Borlase came then perhaps this is what happened to the stones. The biggest one that makes the right hand side wall of the fireplace is approx 4 ft deep by 6 ft high! whilst the lintel is a good 7 ft long.
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
1st July 2003ce
Edited 11th August 2009ce

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The inscription on this stone consists of two names: MACARI(US) and CARASIMILIUS. Dated to mid 6th century AD. Not connected with the name Kerris which is Cornish: kerys, "fortified" (Iron Age round close by). Posted by craig weatherhill
22nd May 2016ce
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