BoIIait, Cornwall

Historical Description

BoIIait, a farm in St Buryan parish, Cornwall, 4¼ miles SW of Penzance. Tradition alleges it to have been the battlefield of Athelstan's final victory over the Britons in 936. Two standing stones are on it, called the Pipers, 12 and 16 feet high, about a furlong apart, and may possibly be memorials of the fight. A stone circle, called the Merry Maidens, also is near.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5