Merry Maidens - Stone Circle

The Merry Maidens is one of the few 'true' stone circles in Cornwall with 19 dressed granite blocks of between 0.8 and 1.4 metres high forming a perfect 24m circle .
The Cornish name for the stone circle is ‘Dauns Meyn’ (‘dance of stones’).
Religious persuasion was used to convince people to act in an acceptable way. In this case Girls were turned to stone for dancing on the Sabbath.
Nearby the tallest Standing Stones in Cornwall - The Pipers ( the 2 evil spirits in disguise as pipers who enticed the maidens )
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Location - West Cornwall - Lands End Penninsula / West Penwith
Adjacent to the B3315 Newlyn to Treen road , near Lamorna.
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Date:
2014-11-05 00:00:00.0
Location:
SW 433.245
Photographer:

Merry Maidens - Stone Circle

The Merry Maidens is one of the few 'true' stone circles in Cornwall with 19 dressed granite blocks of between 0.8 and 1.4 metres high forming a perfect 24m circle .
The Cornish name for the stone circle is ‘Dauns Meyn’ (‘dance of stones’).
Religious persuasion was used to convince people to act in an acceptable way. In this case Girls were turned to stone for dancing on the Sabbath.
Nearby the tallest Standing Stones in Cornwall - The Pipers ( the 2 evil spirits in disguise as pipers who enticed the maidens )
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Location - West Cornwall - Lands End Penninsula / West Penwith
Adjacent to the B3315 Newlyn to Treen road , near Lamorna.
Ref:
416
Date:
2014-11-05 00:00:00.0
Location:
SW 433.245
Photographer: