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Standing Stone / Menhir

Nearest Town:Penzance (7km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   SW452373 / Sheet: 203
Latitude:50° 10' 48.66" N
Longitude:   5° 34' 10" W

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Kerrow menhir

SW452373 - I didn't have chance to visit this but it's mentioned in both Ian McNeil Cooke's 'Standing Stones of the Land's End' (1998 - Men-an-Tol Studio) and Craig Weatherhill's 'Belerion: Ancient Sites of Land's End' (Cornwall Books - 1981). A thick stout menhir 1.9/1.75m tall (accounts vary) stands in rough ground, and was excavated in 1935 by the West Cornwall Field Club. Near its foot two late Bronze Age urns (c1300-1000 BC) were uncovered, one placed inside the other on the East side of the stone on a small heap of charcoal, but no sign of cremation. Close by were traces of a late Bronze Age & early Iron Age settlement, of which two hut circles, along with their associated system of terraced fields, can still be seen. On private land.
pure joy Posted by pure joy
15th January 2003ce