King Doniert’s Stone

The Doniert Stone, also known as King Doniert’s Stone, is one of two ancient carved stones which stand in an enclosure beside the road linking the A38 to Minions and Upton Cross, on the south-eastern side of Bodmin Moor. The two stones are parts of early mediaeval crosses, probably from the late 9th century AD.

The stone is inscribed with the latin

“DONIERT ROGAUIT PRO ANIMA”.

Doniert is probably Durngarth, a 9th century Cornish king, who drowned in the River Fowey near Draynes Bridge whilst hunting.

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