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Trink Hill

Round Barrow(s)


The OS map shows a 'tumulus' on Trink Hill (though it is not marked as scheduled on the Magic map) and close by, the Twelve O'clock Stone.

The sun strikes the flank of the Trink Hill "Twelve o'clock" stone, for example, using it as a dial; hence its name. When the stone "hears" cock-crow it turns itself; and would turn just as well as do others, in response to church bells or a striking clock, if it were within "hearing" of them. It is this stony "hearing" that has become a joke.
Oh do lighten up. It's only a story. From
The Stone Circles of Cornwall
B. C. Spooner
Folklore, Vol. 64, No. 4. (Dec., 1953), pp. 484-487.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
29th October 2006ce

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