This is basically an addition to yesterday's post, featuring just a few of the local standing stones, monoliths, quoits, etc.
Firstly a view of The Hurlers, dating from the early Bronze Age; three large circles plus two standing stones to one side. According to legend, the stones represent people who were playing a Hurling game on the Sabbath and were turned to stone. The pair of stones to one side are known as The Pipers, who were playing the musical accompaniment.
The ground plan of the three circles and The Pipers:
More information here: (with acknowledgements to Historic Cornwall)
Just a few miles away from The Hurlers is King Doniert's Stone, two pieces of a decorated 9th century cross, situated in an enclosure at the side of the road near to St. Cleer.
This is the entrance:
Finally, for now, this is Trethevy Quoit; this well-preserved and impressive Neolithic dolmen burial chamber stands 2.7 metres high. There are five standing stones surmounted by a huge capstone weighing 20 tonnes and needing a feat of engineering to hoist it into place. Originally, this burial chamber would have been covered by a mound of earth or stones.
(acknowledgements to the Cornwall Heritage Trust for photos and information.)