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Re-erection of the Dry Tree Menhir, Goonhilly Downs, 1928

NumberHESFM:1977.2368.3
PlaceGoonhilly Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1928
KeywordsGoonhilly
PhotographerMaynard, Guy
Copyright© Estate of Guy Maynard

The first stage in the re-erection of the fallen menhir (standing stone) at Dry Tree on Goonhilly Downs in 1928. A pit was dug under the heel of the stone and a screw jack used at the other end. As the lift began, timbers were packed in underneath until the stone reached an angle where the differential pulleys could take effect.