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Men-an-Tol, Cornwall


  • Located in Morvah, Cornwall, South West England, England
  • There's a wonderful description of the Men-an-Tol in William Bottrell's 'Traditions and Hearthside Stories of West Cornwall': 'In a croft belonging to Lanyon farm, and about half a mile north of the town-place, there is a remarkable group of three stones, the centre one of which is called by antiquaries the Men-an-tol (holed stone), and by country folk the Crick-stone, from an old custom - not yet extinct - of "crameing" (crawling on all fours) nine times through the hole in the centre stone, going against the sun's course, for the cure of lumbago, scatica [sic], and other "cricks" and pains in the back. Young children were also put through it to ensure them healthy growth'
  • If Men-an-Tol is of interest, see also Tolmen Stone (North River Teign) in Dartmoor National Park. Close to Men-an-Tol are the Truthwall Common Holed Stones. All these points of interest are located on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying maps to see their locations. The engine house at Ding Dong Mine is visible on the horizon. In the local area is Lanyon Quoit
  • Men-an-Tol is just off the Tinner's Way that runs along the high moorland of the The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula)
  • By James Penman

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Field Boundaries, Cornwall

Located in St. Just, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula) is home to a high number of prehistoric sites. Whilst the area's stone circles and anceint settlements, barrows and quoits are most famous, take time to explore its prehis...

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Tinner's Way, Cornwall

Located in St. Just, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Spend time walking Dartmoor's high ground or the rolling Wiltshire downland and you'll find yourself immersed in a visibly ancient landscape. The same applies to the landscape around the Tinner's Way. The Tinner's Way ru...

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Ding Dong Mine, Cornwall

Located in Madron, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

The St Just Mining District is part of the UNESCO Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. The district covers a section of the coast and high moorland on the The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Pe...

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Tor Barn
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Approximately 2.1 miles away.

Rates: 374 - 866 Per Week

Close to the coast and only 6 miles from the lovely sandy beach at Sennen Cove this comfortable detached property enjoys a quiet location on the fringes of Pendeen village. Easy access to the coastal path makes this an i...

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Chy-Vean
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Approximately 2.5 miles away.

Rates: 289 - 650 Per Week

This detached 19th century beamed cottage with its south facing garden is set in the heart of a picturesque village that overlooks Mounts Bay. Just 2 miles from Penzance the village shop church and children's playing...

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Yellowsands
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Approximately 3.1 miles away.

Rates: 265 - 593 Per Week

Set just 1½ mile from Pendeen lighthouse and superb coastal path walking Yellowsands is ideally placed for exploring the far west of Cornwall. Standing on the coast road with its breathtaking scenery east to St Ives...

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