Dry Tree Menhir

Dry Tree Menhir

Dry Tree Menhir on Goonhilly Downs. Located just a matter of metres away from the huge satellite dishes of Goonhilly Earth Station the standing stone is a reminder of the area's ancient past.

The 1ft (3m) high stone is diminished by about 3ft (1m) from its original height. This is due to soldiers in WWI using the top for road building purposes. It is also not the original site - the stone had fallen over at some point and was re-erected here in 1928.

Dry Tree is the highest ground on the downs and was formerly the site of public hangings. It is said the ghosts of highwaymen hanged here still prowl the downs at night.

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