Gweek, Constantine,
Cornwall

National grid reference: SW 7062 2770

This beautiful holed stone is the last remaining of other pierced megaliths around Constantine. It has been variously described as a Neolithic chambered tomb blocking stone to a later standing stone. A local tradition of piercing stones seems to have developed in the West of present day Cornwall with many examples surviving to this day. As with other holed stones it was believed that the Tôlven had healing powers. A sick child was passed through the hole nine times and laid on the grass mound nearby to sleep with sixpence placed under its head.
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