Trippet Stones, Bodmin Moor
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Trippet Stones, Bodmin Moor

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The Trippet Stones are a stone circle on Bodmin Moor about 2km NE of the village of Blisland (SX131750). Only eight of the original 28(?) stones remain standing, the largest of which is about 1.6m tall. The stone at the centre is a more recent boundary marker probably dating from the 19th century.

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