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
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.
Modern Antiquarian: Men Scryfa
Stone Pages: Men Scryfa
Wikipedia: Celtic Inscribed Stone
Ordnance Survey Map (SW427353)
Visitors information for Men Scryfa may be found at the geograph.org.uk 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