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Mabe Church

Standing Stone / Menhir


From the EH Scheduled Monuments record:

The monument includes a prehistoric standing stone with a medieval cross incised on it, situated in the churchyard at Mabe in west Cornwall.

The stone, which is listed Grade II, is 1.85m high and 0.66m wide at the base tapering to 0.35m at the top. The principal faces are orientated north-south, and on the top of the north face is a small incised `Latin' cross, probably added at sometime during the medieval period. On the east face the granite has naturally weathered along linear cracks, which has given the misleading impression that there is a further inscription or incised ornament on this stone.

The standing stone is set in a low mound and is considered to be in its
original location.
ocifant Posted by ocifant
30th September 2003ce

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