Men Scryfa Standing Stone


A Inscribed Standing Stone in Cornwall. The name Men Scryfa translates simply as 'Inscribed Stone', and is 2 metres high. It probably dates from the Bronze Age but was inscribed around the 5th or 6th century CE to commemorate the death in battle of a royal warrior. The northern face bears the inscription 'RIALOBRANI CUNOVALI FILI' which in Cornish means 'Royal Raven son of the Glorious Prince'.

This stone stands close to the Men-an-Tol, which is signposted from the lane leading north from Madron. Walk up the track from the lane, past the stile to the Men an Tol on your right, and a little further on the stone is obvious in a field to your left.

Below are a selection of photographs from my visit there.