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HER Number:28728
Name:BOSCAWEN UN - Bronze Age standing stone


A menhir to the north-east of Boscawen-un stone circle, in the lane leading to Boscawen-noon farm.

Grid Reference:SW 4174 2771
Parish:St Buryan, Penwith, Cornwall
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Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument CO100: Stone circle and two standing stones to the NE, Boscawen-Un

Other References/Statuses

  • OS No. (OS Quarter-sheet and OS No.): SW42NW 31
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 28728
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SW42NW 93

Monument Type(s):

Full description

A menhir 620m north-east of Boscawen-un stone circle (16030), in the lane leading to Boscawen-noon farm, is mentioned in 1894 (b1), and is marked on the OS map of 1908 (b3). The menhir, scheduled in association with the stone circle and another outlying menhir (16029) (b4), was visited by the OS in 1960. They record a large slab set on edge and incorporated in the field hedge. In section the stone measures 2.0m by 0.4m and is 2.2m high, measured from its lowest inside point. The upper part tapers sharply to a point (h1, p1). The menhir is shown on the OS map of 1968 (b5) and is listed by Russell in 1971, who records extant remains of a standing stone in a hedge (b6). Sheppard in 1980 reports that the stone is secure (b7).

Site history:
1: 1960. GEARY, E / OS
2: 1980. SHEPPARD, PA / DOE
3: 1987. WESTON, SW / HBMC

<1> TREGELLES, GF, 1894, UNKNOWN TITLE, VOL III, 148 (Unedited Source). SCO6554.

<2> Page, W (Editor), 1906, Victoria History of the County of Cornwall, VOL I, 372, PL 380 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4068.

<3> Ordnance Survey, 1900s, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map (Cartographic materials). SCO4051.

<4> MOW, 1958, OW 819 (Unedited Source). SCO7685.

<5> Ordnance Survey, 1970s, 1:10,000 OS Map (Cartographic materials). SCO4045.

<6> Russell, V, 1971, West Penwith Survey, 31 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4314.

<7> Sheppard, PA (for DOE), 19--, Scheduled Monument Description (Bibliographic reference). SCO5181.

Sources / Further Reading

[2]SCO4068 - Bibliographic reference: Page, W (Editor). 1906. Victoria History of the County of Cornwall. Page, W. VOL I, 372, PL 380.
[3]SCO4051 - Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1900s. 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map.
[4]SCO7685 - Unedited Source: MOW. 1958. OW 819.
[5]SCO4045 - Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1970s. 1:10,000 OS Map.
[6]SCO4314 - Bibliographic reference: Russell, V. 1971. West Penwith Survey. 31.
[7]SCO5181 - Bibliographic reference: Sheppard, PA (for DOE). 19--. Scheduled Monument Description. HBMC / English Heritage.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records: none recorded