Cromlêh

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A cromlêh is a megalithic altar-tomb, made of rough stone.[1] They are distinguished from dolmens (cromlechs) by being located within a stone circle. William Borlase denoted the terminology in 1769. A good example is at Carn Llechart.[2]

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  1. ^ William Borlase (1769). Antiquities, Historical and Monumental, of the County of Cornwall. S. Baker and G. Leigh. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  2. ^ Cope, Julian (1998). The Modern Antiquarian: A Pre-millennial Odyssey Through Megalithic Britain : Including a Gazetteer to Over 300 Prehistoric Sites. Thorsons Pub. p. 281. ISBN 978-0-7225-3599-8.

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