This site is no longer maintained
This website should only be accessed for School Messenger, SIS or planning agents information.

Standing Stone

Bronze Age 2500 to 800 BC

Setting large stones upright is one of the features of the megalithic culture which flourished in Britain in the late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age. Standing stones can occur singly or in pairs, and are often associated with other megalithic sites, particularly stone circles.

Continue reading

They seem to have played an important role in the ceremonial and ritual life of the times, and may have served a variety of purposes, perhaps as memorial stones or grave markers, way markers or territorial boundary stones.

Examples to visit


The settlement of Tremenhere is first recorded in AD 1312 but it is likely to be much older with origins before the Norman Conquest. The name is Cornish and translates as Standing Stone Farm. The name refers to the standing stone which lies in the field 200m to the north-east of the settlement and which is still known locally as the Long Stone.