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Andy Norfolk
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Re: John Michell lecture
May 06, 2016, 13:03
One example of a misleading claim made in this thread relates to the Men an Tol.

Firstly let's be absolutely clear that this is not the same as the Tolven, which is an entirely different monument many miles away near Gweek at SW 7063 2770

It has been said that John Michell gave an inaccurate grid reference for the Men an Tol. This is wrong

John Michell gave the grid reference for the Men an Tol as 4264 3493

Heritage Gateway National Heritage listing gives SW 42644 34942

Historic Cornwall web site gives SW 4265 3494

John Barnatt in "Prehistoric Cornwall" had SW 4264 3493

Cheryl Straffon has it at SW 4264 3493

Cornwall HER has SW 4265 3494

But of course John Michell was working with 6" OS maps and in TOSOLE you can see that the position of Men an Tol is accurately shown on these maps and so are alignments in the area. He did not rely on grid references to check alignments - he went and looked and used accurate maps.
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