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Maen Cadoar

Standing Stone / Menhir


This stone was indeed moved in Edwardian times from its old site on the boundary between Gwinear and Gwithian Parishes at Connor Downs. It was actually moved on All Saints Day, 1 November 1904, by permission of the local landowner of the Rosewarne Estate, Mr Van Grutten. The present pronounced lean of the stone towards the east, as shown in the photograph by Alan S, is due to the falling of a large tree from the hedge on the Churchyard boundary wall just to the west. There is a local tradition that each of the dots on the panels of the shaft of the stone represents the life of one man killed at a great battle at Reskajeage on the North Cliffs near Camborne. In 1613 in the statement of local Parish bounds it is called "Meane Cadoarth" and was referred to as "a Long Stone called Meane Cadoar" in 1651. Posted by reswern
26th December 2004ce
Edited 26th December 2004ce

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