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Boscawen-Un

Stone Circle

Folklore

' Between this town (penzance)and St Burien, a town midway between it and 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 12 feet asunder, but have no inscription; neithr does tradition offer to leave any of their history upon record, as to whether it was a trophy or a monument of buriel, or an alter for worship, or what else; so that all that can be learned from them is that here they are. The parish where they stand is called Boscawone, from whence the ancient and honorable family of Boscawen derive their name.

D Dafoe ' A Tour through Great Britain' 1724
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
27th May 2007ce

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