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Porthmeor (Treen Common)

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<b>Porthmeor (Treen Common)</b>Posted by thesweetcheatImage © A.Brookes (26.6.2008)
Nearest Town:Penzance (6km SE)
OS Ref (GB):   SW444366 / Sheet: 203
Latitude:50° 10' 24.8" N
Longitude:   5° 34' 48.57" W

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I have been here a couple of times before, but I was aware that CASPN had been due to carry out one of their volunteer-assisted clear ups, so I was hopeful that it would be easier to make out some of the stones. And so it proved to be. I am still unconvinced by this as a stone circle. It bears no real similarity to the four marvellous stone circles that can still be seen in West Penwith. It's much bigger in diameter and the stones do not seem to have been carefully selected for their aesthetic quality. On the other hand, the stones all stand alone, none of them are placed contiguously with the others. The solitary stone on the south side wouldn't be out of place in a "proper" stone circle. To my mind, this seems more likely to have been an Iron Age enclosure or pound, now largely robbed away to leave a ring of individual stones. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
17th July 2011ce

In a ruinous state it may be, but this circle caught my eye as I drove past. Situated in wet moorland, there are signs that a fire destroyed all the surrounding grassland a while back, exposing this beauty! I've lost count of the stones, but there's a good few!! There's a strong energy here, not as much as others, but the power of the land is obvious. Very close to the road, but far enough away to sit and drift....
Enjoy it... I do, regulary.
paul1970 Posted by paul1970
4th December 2002ce
Edited 5th December 2002ce