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Standing Stone / Menhir

Nearest Town:Penzance (4km E)
OS Ref (GB):   SW432320 / Sheet: 203
Latitude:50° 7' 54.28" N
Longitude:   5° 35' 37.79" W

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On the other side of the road, the third field on the Penzance side of the farm-hamlet of Trewren, is a stone of similar character to those last mentioned*, now used as a rubbing-post for cattle. This stone is six feet five inches high, averages six feet in circumference, and is tapering towards the top. In an adjoining field is another used for a similar purpose, tapering towards the top, of wedge-like form, six feet in height, and eight feet in circumference at the base. Both these stones appear to be too large to have been erected originally for rubbing-posts.
* at Tremayne. From Rambles in Western Cornwall by the Footsteps of the Giants by J O Halliwell-Phillipps (1861).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
6th August 2013ce
Edited 6th August 2013ce

Trewern menhir

SW432320 - One of a former pair of menhirs (the other was destroyed circa 1958) standing close to Trewern Round an Iron Age mound. Stands 1.9m tall. On private land.
pure joy Posted by pure joy
11th January 2003ce