The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Eathorne Menhir

Standing Stone / Menhir


Cornwall Archaeological Unit

The Cornwall Archaeological Unit’s Review of 1992-3 called ‘Archaeology Alive No 1’ includes a picture of hardy volunteers and staff re-erecting the stone. Currently being flogged off cheap at £1.
pure joy Posted by pure joy
13th March 2003ce

Comments (1)

It was a sad story. The farm was bought by a "born-again" Baptist who wanted no "pagan idols" on his land, so he tore down the stone, breaking a few inches off the top, and dumped it in the nearby hedge, covering it in chicken wire, around which weeds grew and climbed, so hiding it from sight. The stone was not a Scheduled Ancient Monument, so the law could not be brought to bear on the culprit, who thankfully sold the place and moved on, so allowing its rescue. Posted by craig weatherhill
18th August 2015ce
You must be logged in to add a comment