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Leaze Menhir

Standing Stone / Menhir


I would possibly have walked straight past this stone, just taking it for another lump of granite. Ocifant had other ideas... and after a bit of examining we decided that it quite possibly was a fallen menhir.

Looking into the field there is what looks like three or four more stones lying in a row going south... towards the Leaze stone circle. A good Bodmin Moor wind, barbed wire... and Ocifants fear of long horned tatty cattle meant we did not explore further.

If the row does run towards the circle it is the first of its kind on Bodmin Moor, although many of the Dartmoor rows end in a circle or a cairn. There might even be a cairn at the northern end (a mound beside the fallen stone is about the right size and is made up of rocks).

Another visit on a sunny day is needed I think.
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
1st June 2005ce
Edited 1st June 2005ce

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