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Holed Stones
Tregeseal Holed Stone

Holed Stones

Holed stones are upright slabs that contain a circular hole. They are considered to be Bronze Age circa 2500 – 1600 BC, as many of them seem to be associated with nearby Bronze Age sites. Their purpose is a complete mystery, and although it has been suggested that they might have been part of a burial chamber there is no evidence for this. The Men-an-Tol is the most famous holed stone in Penwith, large enough for a person to crawl through. It is associated with many folk legends of fertility, divination and healing.

Men-an-Tol (o/s 4264 3493)
Tregeseal Holed Stones (o/s 3895 3255)
Merry Maidens Holed Stones (o/s 4277 2421 / 4315 2450)