| Cornish neolithic magical tour: Quoit, Men-a_tol, Holly Wells, Stone Circle and Burial Chamber...
||[Jul. 4th, 2016|07:00 pm]
Tuesday 21 June: Cornish neolithic magical tour: LanyonQuoit, Men-a-Tol, Carn Galver, Sancreed Holly Wells, Sancreed church, Merry Maiden Stone Circle and Tregiffian Burial Chamber|
In the afternoon I had a very long list of places to visit, only managed a few as on paper all near by but finding them is not always easy and well scary twisty small roads :) Still we covered a nice little variety.
Starting with Lanyon quoit , consists of a large capstone supported on 3 legs. It was rebuilt in 1824 aftercollapsing in 1815.http://www.cornishancientsites.com/Lanyon%20Quoit.pdf
Carn galver on the cliff, the view was quite something along that road despite being a bit lost at the time and utterly unplanned as we weer looking for something else.
Eventually managed to locate Mên-an-Tol , the monument consists of four stones: one fallen, two uprights, and between these a circular one,one of the most iconic megalithic structures in Cornwall. It was smaller than expected but very unusual. http://www.cornishancientsites.com/Men-an-Tol.pdf
Sancreed holy well was fantastic although another slightly difficult one to find as the path was so overgrown ♡ followed a few rabbits on our way ☆☆ at the end of the grotto some clear water. Probably dates from pre-christian times, rediscovered by the vicar in 1879. http://www.cornishancientsites.com/Sancreed%20well.pdf
Sancreed church was a real surprise as every benches had lovely carvings .There are the remains of 5 Celtic crosses or cross-heads in the churchyard,
Trying to fool the Merry Maidens to let us join them in their dance and still waiting for sunshine, it is one of the few 'true' stone circles in Cornwall, being perfectly circular; it comprises nineteen stones today but is thought to originally have consisted of just eighteen.http://www.cornishancientsites.com/MerryMaidens.pdf
Last stop for today Tregiffian burial chamber. It is a rare form of a passage grave, known as an Entrance grave. Also right by the road :).
Men -An - Tol
typical cornish road
Sancreed Holly well...good signt o start with and then none and overgrown
where is it???
must be on the right way
eventually found it
simon handkershift had to be sacrifice :)
the carved benches and ceiling
Merry Maiden stone circle
Tregiffian burial chamber.