Caradon Hill project update including Hurlers re-erection
The project to get funding to improve the area around Caradon Hill has "reawoken". A new project officer has been appointed and "experts" brought in to assess the whole thing.
At a meeting on the 31st October Bryn Tapper of Cornwall Historic Enviroment Service (what used to be CAU) discussed what role the archaeologists would like in the project.
Keeping away from the 19th century mining remains he has looked at over 1000 sites in the area which stretches from Bearah Tor in the north to Liskeard town in the south, Golitha falls to the west and the Lynher river in the east. Of this 1000 sites he cut it down to 165 which were inspected on foot. From this the team have drawn up a list of 95 that they believe would benefit from financial help and would be of interest to the community historically.
The sites range from Siblyback lake where flint deposits have been found to dissused Methodist chapels.
The BIG news for those of us on the TMA is that he has put forward a proposel to re-erect 11 stones in the Hurlers complex. These will be part of the northern and southern circle and the latest technology will be used to make sure they are placed in thier correct positions. As many of you will be aware the Hurlers have been re-erected over the years and there is some doubt over the origins of some of the stones.
Bryn is aware this suggestion may not be liked by all, and I have offered to post a few words on the forum... please go there to comment.
Posted by Mr Hamhead
1st November 2005ce
Edited 4th November 2005ce