The Mên-an-Tol (Cornish for ‘Stone of the Hole’) consists of a holed stone 1.2m (4ft) across with a large round hole 51cm (20 in) in diameter, large enough for a grown person to crawl through. Either side of it are two upright stones, 1.3m (4.5ft) high. There is also a fallen stone, and leading away around the edge the visible re-mains of other stones. What can be seen today are the remains of a stone circle, which probably originally consisted of 19 stones, as do the other circles in West Penwith. This circle, however, had the unique feature of a holed stone included. The precise location and function of this holed stone is unknown. It may have been moved at some time in the past, and indeed may once have faced at right angles to its present position. It may even have been the entrance stone to a burial mound, as it stands next to a raised stony area.