Cattle damage Bronze Age monument

Published on April 16th, 2013 | by Admin


A herd of grazing cattle have been rubbing up against a Bronze Age monument named Mên-an-Tol in West Cornwall, damaging the landmark in the process.

Ian McNeil Cooke, of the Save Penwith Moors action group, said: “On one of my recent, regular walks from my studio about half a mile away, I noticed cattle hair on the holed stone with hoof prints in the churned up ground surrounding all three stones.

“It is obvious that the cattle had been using the stones as convenient ‘rubbing posts’.”

He said several stones of the Bronze Age Tregeseal Circle, some three miles away, had been destabilised in a similar way when cattle were introduced in 2009.

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Story: Andy Greenwood, This Is Cornwall | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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