Saints and Stones: Men Scryfa Early Christian Inscribed Stone

Men Scryfa is an inscribed standing stone dating from the Bronze Age and standing approximately six feet in height.

The inscription on its north face -- "RIALOBRANI CUNOVALI FILI" meaning Royal Raven son of the Glorious Prince -- commemorates the death in battle of a royal warrior and has been estimated to be from the 5th or 6th Century A.D.

The name Men Scryfa means “stone of writing."

About Men Scryfa

Megalithic Portal: Men Scryfa
Modern Antiquarian: Men Scryfa
Stone Pages: Men Scryfa
Wikipedia: Celtic Inscribed Stone

Journey to Men Scryfa

This stone stands in West Penwith in Cornwall close to the Men-an-Tol stone, which is signposted from the Madron-Morvah Road. Walk up the track from the lane, past the stile to Men-an-Tol on your right. A little further on, Men Scyfa is obvious in a field to your left.

Streetmap UK NGR SW427353.

Visitors Information

Visitors information for Men Scryfa may be found at the website. For general Cornwall tourist information, see the Visit Cornwall website.

Additional Photos of Men Scryfa

Approaching Men Scryfa
Inscribed Side of Men Scryfa
Close-Up of Inscription on Men Scryfa

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