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Treninnow Stone Monument

Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech (Destroyed)

Nearest Town:Torpoint (4km N)
OS Ref (GB):   SX418509 / Sheet: 201
Latitude:50° 20' 10" N
Longitude:   4° 13' 23.82" W

Added by Mr Hamhead

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A large amount of space is given over to this "destroyed" monument in "The Romance of the Stones". In the Broderick Index, which is kept at Plymouth Local History library there is a account from a Mr West (born about 1900) who remembers his mother telling him about how she walked under a large stone supported by three others that leaned inwards. She went on to say that her father later pulled the stones down to make a haedge and covered the site with soil.
The CAU looked into this story in 1978 and confirmed this site after looking at aerial photos and the old tithe map which quoted a Borrow park at this point. A distinct circle, about 25 mters accross could be seen on the photos.
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
10th November 2005ce