Among the rocks at Creeg Tol is what appears to be a tiny (a few feet across) stone circle, consisting of nine stones. I'm assuming it's a recent addition, as I've found no mention of it so far. Any ideas? It's certainly been made to look like the 'real thing', if only for the local piskies.
MARCH 2013: Accidentally found the answer to this on the West Cornwall Dowsers' website regarding a field trip to Boscawen-un stone circle: "In March, the West Cornwall Dowsers went for the first time for them to Boscawen-un stone circle. A good turn out of people went firstly to Creeg Tol rocky outcrop above the circle, where an energy line was found crossing the site on the way to and from St.Buryan church, which was visually apparent on the skyline. The Giant's Footprint and Rory Te Tigo's small stone circle were also investigated."
Rory Te Tigo is a local artist/Pagan/witch living in Penwith, so it is a reasonably recent addition.
I suppose this must be the Carn Boscawen referred to by Hunt in 'Popular Romances of the West of England'?
Dr Borlase has been laughed at for finding rock-basins, the works of the Druids, in every granitic mass. At the same time, those who laugh have failed to examine those rock-masses with unprejudiced care, and hence they have erred as wildly as did the Cornish antiquary, but in a contrary direction. Hundreds of depressions are being formed by the winds and rains upon the faces of the granite rocks. With these no Druid ever perplexed himself or his people. But there are numerous hollows to be found in large flat rocks which have unmistakably been formed, if not entirely, partly by the hands of man. The Sacrificing Rock, or Carn Brea, is a remarkable example. The larger hollows on the Men-rock, in Constantine, several basins in the Logan Rock group, and at Carn Boscawen, may be referred to as other examples.
[Of course it might not be. There are lots of boscawen names in the vicinity (eg SW 431 230, on the coast). This page does at least suggest it's near st buryan's: http://cornovia.org.uk/ihpnc/c.html
Someone local must know though?]
"In going or returning from the circle a pile of rocks is passed on which are several cavities, two of them resembling the impressions of human feet, but much larger. They are called the "Giant's Footsteps". The cairn is known as Careg or Creeg Tol, the holed rock.