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The poor eponymous cairns on Carnmenellis have to squash up with abandoned granite quarries, a farm, reservoir, a mast, a triangulation pillar... But this book has the Copesque idea that the naturally sculptured earthfast boulders that were, are? here still, are its natural predecessors, a naturally sacred spot.
I think the strange illustration must be from Borlase's book, as the Heritage Gateway mentions it (and mentions not being able to find the real thing). Several barrows / cairns have been noted up here though.

The interesting-sounding 'Giant's Cave' is on the lower slopes of the hill. But the HG dully says this is really the remains of a post-medieval structure - it's been dug out beneath a granite slab and is quite a big chamber at 6x6x1.4m.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
17th June 2011ce
Edited 17th June 2011ce

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