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Tremenhere Menhir

Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Tremenhere Menhir</b>Posted by stubobImage © stubob
Nearest Town:Mullion (9km WSW)
OS Ref (GB):   SW778210 / Sheet: 204
Latitude:50° 2' 48.9" N
Longitude:   5° 6' 14.52" W

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Photographs:<b>Tremenhere Menhir</b>Posted by Meic <b>Tremenhere Menhir</b>Posted by ocifant <b>Tremenhere Menhir</b>Posted by stubob <b>Tremenhere Menhir</b>Posted by hamish Artistic / Interpretive:<b>Tremenhere Menhir</b>Posted by Rhiannon

Fieldnotes

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Visited today, and in comparison with Hamish's photo, the stone is currently surrounded by a three feet wide moat of mud at least ten inches deep! I hope the stone is well bedded in.

It's obviously being used as a rubbing stone by the horses in the field - their hoof prints were much in evidence in the mud, hence the depth estimation.

Hopefully LAN will be able to do something about this when the drier weather comes. I'll be raising it with them later this week.
ocifant Posted by ocifant
7th March 2011ce

The road is a bit narrow for parking but you can squeeze in by the field gate.The local farm is appropriately named Tremenhere. hamish Posted by hamish
11th August 2002ce

Folklore

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The coat of arms of the Tremenhere family show three standing stones. The meaning of the name in Cornish being Tre= farm or home and Menhir= stone.
Why they should put three standing stones I am not sure.
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
6th October 2004ce

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Nearly 10 feet tall this stone stands in a farmers field near St. Keverne..

First recorded in 1851 by R. Thomas.
Posted by phil
2nd December 2001ce
Edited 24th March 2013ce