2008

SW5138 : Knill's Monument

taken 16 years ago, near to Halsetown, Cornwall, England

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Knill's Monument
Knill's Monument
Also known as Knill's Steeple. A granite monument to John Knill, built in 1782, though the modest man himself died in 1811 and was buried in Holborn. Every 5th year on St James's Day (25th July), a fiddler playing the Furry Dance leads two elderly widows and ten young girls in a dance around the monument. The ceremony is due next on the 200th anniversary in 2011.

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Category: Monument > Monument
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Known as Knill's Steeple [2] Title Clusters: · Knill's Monument [6] ·
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SW5138, 28 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Pierre Terre   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 25 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 31 July, 2008
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 516 386 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:11.7114N 5:28.9061W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 516 386
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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