Boskednan Stone Circle detail

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A closer look at one of the nine stones still standing at the Boskednan Stone Circle on the West Cornwall Moors.

This stone has been standing in this spot for around 3000 years.

Whilst the circle is known as the Nine Maidens there were once many more stones making up the circle. Whilst there are a total of 11 at the site, to make the full circle with the same even spacings would require 22 or 23. In fact records from the 17th century show there were still 19 standing back then.

This particular stone is one of three taller stones on the northern side of the circle. They roughly align with Carn Galver, the highest point on the moors. It is likely Carn Galver would have been a particularly significant landmark to the Bronze Age tribe that erected these stones.

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