Merry Maidens Cornwall

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Terri Waters

Falmouth, United Kingdom

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Chest Length
2 years 26" 15.5"
4 years 30" 17.5"
6-8 years - Small 32" 21.5"
9-10 years - Medium 36" 23"
11-12 years - Large 38" 25"
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  • Plain colors are 100% Cotton, Marl/Heathers are 93% Cotton & 7% Polyester
  • Ribbed crew neck holds its shape
  • Ethically sourced

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Artist's Description

This late Stone/early Bronze Age (2500-1500BC) stone circle is renowned for both its beauty and the stories connected to it. It lies in a gently sloping field between Lamorna and St Buryan, a stones throw from Tregiffian barrow and a number of other ancient sites, and its remarkable qualities were first recorded in the C17th.

The regularity of spacing between stones and its truly circular form make the Boleigh Merry Maidens unusual in Cornwall, however restorations in the C19th (on the orders of the land owner Lord Falmouth who wanted to avoid the fate which had befallen other nearby circles and stones, namely field clearance and their use in construction) led to some stones being put back slightly skewed. There are 19 stones in all, with a gap in the eastern section which is common to almost all British stone circles. In addition to the regular spacing, the stones were also obviously carefully chosen and positioned as they gradually diminish in size from the southwest to the northeast; this waxing and waning in size believed to mirror the cycle of the moon. Measuring up to a maximum of 1.4m, the stones are dressed so as to be level on the top and have their flattest side facing the interior of the circle, which in turn has a diameter of around 78’.

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