The Old Stones of Land's End

John Michell

136 Pages, ISBN 978 0 85511 370 4     
Published by Garnstone Press, 1974     

In the few square miles of the Land's End peninsula, the western tip of the English mainland, are preserved more old stone monuments than in any other district of comparable size in Britain. It is therefore the best possible testing ground for a theory (first put forward fifty years ago by Alfred Watkins, author of The Old Straight Track) that megalithic monuments were systematically arranged in a series of straight alignments.
In The Old Stones of Land's End, John Michell, whose earlier work, The View over Atlantis, contains a study of Watkins' theory, gives the results of his survey of the district. Forty-four megalithic sites, menhirs, stone circles and dolmens, some never previously recorded, as well as a number of ancient stone crosses, are individually described with photographs, plans, drawings, maps and details of their remarkably related alignments.
The concluding essay provides a summary of all that is known of the now lost science of the pre-Celtic civilisation in Britain, of which these stones were the instruments.

(The text above comes from the inner flap of the book)     

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