Ancient Sites of North and East Cornwall
The Hurlers- A set of 3 Bronze Age stone circles of 9, 17 and 13 stones respectively, laid out in a line. Said to be the remains of men found playing 'hurling' on the Sabbath by St. Cleer, who turned them to stone for their disrespect. Located near Minions, Bodmin Moor.
The Pipers - Two standing stones just west of the Hurlers. Also turned to stone by St. Cleer, these two were playing their pipes on the Sabbath while watching the 'hurling' game nearby. Located near Minions, Bodmin Moor OS Explorer 109 Grid Ref. SW256713
Stowe's Pound - A Neolithic Settlement with Bronze Age cairns, lying between the summit of Stowe's Hill and the Cheesewring Quarry. Located near Minions, Bodmin Moor. OS Explorer 109 Grid Ref. SX257725
The Stripple Stones - A Neolithic Henge and stone circle originally of about 28 stones. The stones form a circle of about 45m diameter, surrounded by a bank and ditch. It lies on the slopes of Hawks Tor and near the speculative 'St. Michael's Ley Line' leading from Land's End east through the county to Glastonbury, Avebury and beyond. Located at Bodmin Moor. OS Explorer 109 Grid Ref. SX144753
Duloe Stone Circle - A striking Bronze Age stone circle of white quartzite stones. Located at Duloe Village, near Looe. OS Explorer 107 Grid Ref. SX235582
Trethevy Quoit - A Neolithic burial chamber, largest of its type in the county, partially collapsed. It is thought to have been covered as recently as the 19th Century by an oval mound, although it is now quite free from this. Located near St. Cleer. OS Explorer 109 Grid Ref. SX259688
Berry Castle - An Iron Age enclosed settlement. Located near St. NeotOS Explorer 109 Grid Ref. SX197689
Kestle Rings - Remains of an Iron Age Hill Fort. Located near Tregadillet. OS Explorer 109 Grid Ref. SX289846
Rillaton - A Bronze Age Barrow, some 36m in diameter. It was excavated and found to contain the Rillaton Gold Cup as well as a bronze dagger. Located near Rilla Mill Village, Bodmin Moor. OS Explorer 109 Grid Ref. SX297738
The Rumps Cliff Castle - The site of a former Iron Age Cliff Castle situated on the strangely shaped twin headland of The Rumps near Polzeath, North Cornwall. The narrow neck approaching the headland and steep cliffs to seaward would make this a formidable defensive position. Recently excavated and shown to have a set of three banks and ditches across the approaches. Located at Rumps Point. OS Explorer 106 Grid Ref. SW934811
Castle Dore - The remains of an Iron Age Hill Fort just to the north of Fowey. Almost 69m in diameter the earthworks are thought to have been occupied from the 3rd century BC. It is also thought to have once been the home to the sixth century King Mark of Cornwall. Located near Fowey, Bodmin Moor. OS Explorer 107 Grid Ref. SX103548. More Photographs.....