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in the town of Morvah, in the county of Cornwall
The Men-an-Tol is a massive round holed stone standing between two uprights. It quite probably dates from the Bronze-Age and may have been connected to fertility rights. It is believed that at one time ailing children were passed through the stone nine times against the sun, this was done to cure them of rickets and for this reason the stone is sometimes known as the "Crick" stone. Translated from pure Cornish language, Men-an-Tol means "simple stone of the hole".
Visitors will find this evocative, lonely site via a track off the Northeast Penzance to Morvah road at Bosullow Common. It is a wild, invigorating windswept, bracken and gorse covered moorland area with superb views in all directions.
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