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Submitted by vicky on Tuesday, 24 August 2004  Page Views: 16974

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Carfury
Country: England County: Cornwall Type: Standing Stones
Nearest Town: Penzance  Nearest Village: Madron
Map Ref: SW44003400  Landranger Map Number: 203
Latitude: 50.150662N  Longitude: 5.584941W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
4 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
4 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
4 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
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Carfury submitted by enkidu41 : Not easy to find but well worth the effort. (Vote or comment on this photo)
This nearly 10 feet tall stone stands in a hedge just off the small lane leading to Ding Dong Mine.

Originally one of a pair, its 15 feet long fallen partner lays 30 yards lower down in the valley.

Very difficult to get to due to very overgrown surroundings.
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Carfury submitted by Bladup : It's a great view at the Carfury standing stone. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Carfury submitted by Bladup : Carfury Standing stone. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Carfury submitted by Bladup : Carfury Standing Stone was Certainly once part of a fertility cult as it's a big willy (2 comments - Vote or comment on this photo)

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Carfury submitted by Bladup : Carfury Standing Stone looking over Mount's Bay (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Carfury submitted by Bladup : Carfury Standing Stone

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Carfury submitted by Bladup : Carfury standing stone.

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Carfury submitted by cazzyjane : Carfury Menhir. Originally one of a pair, its fallen partner 30 yards lower down in the valley. This little spot really has a special atmosphere.

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Carfury submitted by cazzyjane : Carfury Menhir. Set in a wonderful position set into an old wall near Ding Dong Tin Mine. It stands 9.8 ft tall.

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Carfury submitted by enkidu41 : This 3m high granite pillar stands in a dilapidated stone hedge which may also be of prehistoric origin. SW 4400 3400 (1 comment)

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Carfury submitted by Bladup : Carfury Standing Stone

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Carfury submitted by Bladup

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Carfury submitted by DrNickLeB : Carfury menhir. Difficult to access. Park opposite Bosiliack Farm entrance (just before Bosiliack Lane becomes an unmettled track) and walk back down the lane 85 metres to where a track runs off through grass and shrubs 38 metres ENE to a farm gate at SW 43818 34033. Cross into the field beyond and angle ESE down the convex slope for around 200 metres. The ground is waist high in brambles, gorse ...

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Carfury submitted by Bladup : Carfury standing stone.

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Carfury submitted by cazzyjane : Carfury Menhir. Definately worth the rather unsteady, prickly walk to get to it.

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Carfury submitted by Bladup : Carfury Standing Stone

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Carfury submitted by Bladup : The 15 feet long fallen partner that lays 30 yards lower down the valley (just follow the old wall East from Carfury Standing Stone, The fallen stone is just to the North of the wall), It looks like Carfury's twin

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Carfury submitted by Bladup

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Carfury submitted by Bladup : The 15 feet long fallen partner that lays 30 yards lower down the valley (just follow the old wall East from Carfury Standing Stone, The fallen stone is just to the North of the wall)

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Carfury submitted by Bladup : Carfury Standing Stone

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Carfury Standing Stone by lucasn on Saturday, 17 November 2018
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Re: Carfury by TheCaptain on Monday, 06 October 2014
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remarkably, from the other side of the valley, this stone can be seen opn streetview


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Re: Carfury by TheCaptain on Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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I tried to visit these stones 17 Sept 2014, but it seemed nigh on impossible to get to them.

Looking at the map, it is very unclear as to where the stones may be, so proceded to the place where the little lane runs down the hillside to the east from the top lane. Having reached here, it was immediately seen that the whole lane has been swallowed up by the undergrowth, gorse, ferns and brambles completely filling the gap between the Cornish hedges, and much of the fields themselves.

Upon looking over a gateway into a field on the right, I saw a pair of foxes just a few dozen feet away, which before I had got my camera out, skidaddled away into the hedge. Also in the field was a herd of young bullocks, which when they saw me, all came over looking very inquisitive and starting to bellow at me. Lovely little things they may be, but that stopped me from having a better look into the field!

I saw no sign of the top of a stone anywhere, and with no obvious way to get down the hillside, then it was time to give up - another one for another time. Since getting home, I have seen that these stones are in the field hedge one hedge to the north of where I was looking.
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    Re: Carfury by Bladup on Monday, 06 October 2014
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    I once left up the hill from the stone and went to the road that leads to Bosiliack farm and remember thinking if/when I visit again I'd come from that top way because It seemed easier [less overgrown], Just a thought for when you try again [It may have changed since then though, You know yourself what it's like].
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Re: Carfury by enkidu41 on Tuesday, 24 August 2004
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This may have been one of a pair of standing stones. In the same wall in which this stone stands is another now recumbent 15' stone close by at grid reference SW 4401 3401. Unfortunately this is now virtually obscured by brambles and bracken.
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