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Stone Circle


"Between this town (Penzance) and St. Burien, a town midway between it and the Land's End, stands a circle of great stones, not unlike those at Stonehenge, in Wiltshire, with one bigger than the rest in the middle. They stand about twelve feet asunder, but have no inscription; neither does tradition offer to leave any part of their history upon record, as whether it was a trophy or a monument of burial, or an altar for worship, or what else; so that all that can be learned of them is that here they are. The parish where they stand is called Boscawone, from whence the ancient and honourable family of Boscawen derive their names."

From London to Land's End
Daniel Defoe
1888 edition
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
5th August 2006ce
Edited 5th August 2006ce

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