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Pictures of Men-an-Tol

in the town of Morvah, in the county of Cornwall

About Men-an-Tol

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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Zennor (23 Pictures)

in the county of Cornwall

(3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction NE)

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St Just (48 Pictures)

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(3.9 miles, 6.3 km, direction SW)

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Penzance (85 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Cornwall

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Mousehole (57 Pictures)

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(5.8 miles, 9.4 km, direction SE)

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Marazion (109 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Cornwall

(6.6 miles, 10.6 km, direction SE)

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Lanyon Quoit, (5,000-6,000 year old ancient burial chamber) Bosullow, Cornwall, England

Lanyon Quoit (3 Pictures)

(0.8 miles, 1.3 km)

In this moorland area thick with pre-historic remains, this is the most accessible and without doubt the most famous of all the.....

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Chun Quoit (4,000-5,000 year old ancient burial chamber) Bosullow, Cornwall, England

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(2.9 miles, 4.7 km, direction E)

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Levant Mine & Beam Engine (13 Pictures)

(3.6 miles, 5.8 km, direction W)

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