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|Description ||A tin crushing stone. "Large slabs of granite and greenstone pitted with hollows are found in the mining districts. These are anvils on which lumps of tin stone were crushed by hand-held stones or mullers.|
Many such slabs are mediaeval, but some could be much older. Where this granite example came from is not known, but like many others it was used on the front and the back. A fine large granite example, used on two sides, stands by the churchyard wall at St Neot on Bodmin Moor. A mediaeval tin mill was excavated near here on the site of the Colliford reservoir in 1979."
[See St Neot well site page for photo of above-mentioned stone.]
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