Men
an
Tol

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Men-an-Tol

Men-an-Tol


Men an Tol is an enigmatic archaeological monument located in the parish of Morvah, comprising a circular holed stone and two upright stones.

It is believed to date from the Bronze Age.

The name is from the Cornish words 'maen' meaning 'stone' 'an' meaning 'the' and 'tol' meaning 'hole'.

The Men-an-Tol is thought to possess healing powers and many visitors pass through the centre of the stone in honour of this tradition.

Its G.P.S. coordinates are:
N 50 09.508
W 005 36.271

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Location:
Located in West Cornwall. From Penzance take the B3312 to Madron and then follow the minor road signposted to Morvah. A small sign on the right at Bosullow Common will indicate the beginning of the footpath to the Men-an-Tol and there is a parking area. If you get to the T junction on the B3306 you've gone to far. Please refer to the G.P.S. coordinates above for the waypoint.

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