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Fallen Dry Tree Menhir, Goonhilly Downs, 1928

PlaceGoonhilly Cornwall United Kingdom
PhotographerMaynard, Guy
Copyright© Estate of Guy Maynard

The fallen menhir (standing stone) at Dry Tree on Goonhilly Downs before re-erection in 1928. This close up shows, at the end nearest the camera, the scar where a slab was split off by troops from a nearby camp who required stone for road laying during World War I. News of this reached the site owner and further damage was prevented. Two of the three round barrows (burial mounds) at this early Bronze Age site can be seen in the background.