Boskednan Stone Circle – The Nine Maidens

Boskednan Stone Circle

Three of the standing stones of Boskednan Stone Circle

Coordinates: 50°09′38″N 5°35′37″W
Ordnance Survey grid reference: SW434351

Boskednan Stone Circle, also known as the Nine Maidens, dates from the Neolithic or early Bronze Age.

The circle was originally composed of around 22 standing stones, ten of which still survive, although only six stand upright.

William Copeland Borlase, wrote about his excavations of the site in his 1872 work Naenia Cornubiae. Borlase discovered a cist and a funerary urn near the stone circle, dating from the early Bronze Age.

Boskednan Stone Circle lies less than a kilometre to the north east of the site of the Mên-an-Tol stones.

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