The MÍn-an-Tol monument consists of four stones: one fallen, two upright menhirs (or herms) about 4Ĺ feet high (1.2m), and between these a circular stone set on edge and pierced by a hole, 4' 6" (1.3m) in diameter, that occupies about half its size. Its age is uncertain but it is usually assigned to the Bronze Age between three and four thousand years old. 

MÍn-an-Tol is a corruption of the Cornish
'maen' meaning stone and 'tol' meaning hole (stone hole). Stones, and in particular holed stones, have many traditions of fertility and healing associated with them, their use being magical rather than astronomical. Traditional rituals at the MÍn-an-Tol involved passing naked babies and children through the holed stone three times and then "drawn on the grass three times against the sun". Adults were expected to pass through the stone nine times to achieve the desired benefits of healing or fertility. The MÍn-an-Tol  was also visited for ceremonies concerned with divination by observing the movement of brass pins placed across the top of the stone.

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MÍn-an-TolMÍn-an-Tol is located high on the moors to the north of Penzance. This and many other remains in the area prove it was popular with the first inhabitants of the British Isles. Grisel at MÍn-an-Tol On the skyline can be seen the ruined engine house of Ding Dong mine.
The Holed StoneMÍn-an-Tol has, for obvious reasons, been considered to be a fertility symbol. It has been suggested that passing through the stone could signify a ritual rebirthing process, perhaps performed as a rite of passage or to ensure fertility.

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