The Pipers

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Postcards of the Pipers at St Buryan, c.1904

The Pipers are, since the destruction of the Maen Pearne at Constantine, the two tallest menhirs in Cornwall and stand some 317 feet apart; the south west stone, in the left image, stands 13½ feet tall, while the north east stone stands to a height of 15 feet. The stones lie a short distance to the north east of the Merry Maidens and are just two of over one hundred menhirs known to have existed on the Penwith peninsula, a large proportion of which are still extant.