King Doniert's Stone
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The second stone, known, aptly enough, as the 'Other Half Stone', is much larger, measuring 2.1 metres high. Taken together, the stones are the only known surviving 9th century crosses in Cornwall, and the Doniert Stone is the only known example of a stone bearing the name of a Cornish king, and the only one which bears the name of a recorded historical person.
The stones stand above an underground chamber (not visible), reached by an 8 metre long underground tunnel.
The site, overlooking the River Fowey, may stand on the line of an ancient track across the moors.
The crosses are wonderfully carved, and well worth a short visit.
About King Doniert's Stone
Address: St Cleer, Cornwall, England, PL14 6EG
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Off the B3254 just north east of St Cleer village. Free parking in a layby. This is an open access site.
Website: King Doniert's Stone
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Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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