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|Description ||Mabe Church Standing Stone
Visited Wednesday 19th June 2002
Take the road south through Mabe Burnthouse (SW of A39, W of Penryn & Falmouth). When the church becomes clearly visible, take the junction to the right on a sharp bend. The church is on the left and convenient parking adjacent the cemetery.
There is a narrow squeeze through a hole in the wall, into a very old-feeling graveyard; the midsummer canopy of the trees giving it a very dark entry. Following the tarmac path, the standing stone becomes visible, under the shadow of a yew tree. It is 6 feet + tall, healthily encrusted with lichens, and had a couple loose pieces of rock placed on top. (I could not ascertain if they were part of the stone & though I am doubtful).
Near the south entrance to the church, a few feet away, is a knee-high stone with a cross engraved upon it. I feel there is an intended relationship with the two stones.
Given the standing stone's place, overlooking the valley and hills to the east, I feel the site would have been of some local significance; therefore the church, and crossed-stone is almost certainly a Christianisation of the location. Even without the standing stone, this is a pleasant location birds, trees, and many old graves. A place to spend time in reflection.|
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|Please map all the stones in England , Mawgan in Magneage has one ?!|
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