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Standing Stone / Menhir


Pridden menhir

SW417266 - I didn't have chance to visit this but it's mentioned in 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) as a strange looking stone, 2.7m tall, now leaning at quite an angle in a field just off of the B3283. W.C.Borlase dug at its base in 1871 and it was possibly destabilised by this excavation and by the removal of an adjacent hedge.

Borlase found that the stone had been set just 15cm into the ground, and he discovered small splinters of cremated human bone and charred wood in a pit covered by a granite slab near the Southern foot of the then upright menhir.
pure joy Posted by pure joy
10th January 2003ce
Edited 10th January 2003ce

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