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St. Levan's Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir


Robert Hunt (in his 'Popular Romances of the West of England', 1881) wrote:
This stone must have been venerated for the saint's sake when the church was built, or it would certainly have been employed for the building. It is more than fifty years since I first made acquaintance, as a child, with the St Leven Stone, and it may be a satisfaction' to many to know that the progress of separation is an exceedingly slow one. I cannot detect the slightest difference in the width of the fissure now and then. At the present slow rate of opening, the pack-horse and panniers will not be able to pass through the rock for many thousands of years to come. We need not, therefore, place much reliance on those prophecies which give but a limited duration to this planet.
I think I'll still be keeping an eye on it.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
15th July 2004ce

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