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Bolster Bank



Craig Weatherhill and Paul Devereux, in 'Myths and Legends of Cornwall' (Sigma Leisure, 1994) believe that "Bolster is a good example of a giant being named after an earthwork, in this case the Bolster Bank which runs from Chapel Port to Trevaunance Cove, thus enclosing a large area of tin-rich land including the entire hill of St.Agnes beacon. The bank is now interrupted in a number of places and an isolated fragment immediately south of Bolster is a contraction of 'both lester' (boat-shaped hump)." pure joy Posted by pure joy
9th October 2003ce

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