The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian


Stone Circle


28/12/06 12:25-13:30
Missing the sign along the road I headed up a track between Stonetown Farm and the local pub, where I was greeted with an excellent view of the stones. Backtracking I found the signpost and headed up the path. Rather than the icy cold I had expected, the stones seemed warm and inviting. There were nine, including the recent addition, which at first glance seemed appropriate, but upon closer inspection it appeared less gritty and more polished than the surrounding stones, and almost devoid of their numerous species of lichens. Still, I thought the circle would look less complete without it. Sheep were grazing in the field and a ginger cat was rubbing its head against the most western stone.

The midday sun could be seen over the tall stone to the south. A previous visitor had left markers with the compass directions on, which corresponded with my map. Several small shells lay in the centre of the stone circle, surrounded by a circle of small stones.

In "A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany" Burl claims that the name Duloe means 'two Looes' due to being close to both the east and west Looe rivers. However in Appendix 1 of his recently published "Stonehenge" he claims the word "Du" to be Cornish for "Black". A possible link to villages past? And how stange, as this is the whitest stone circle I have come across!
Posted by mykie
28th December 2006ce
Edited 28th December 2006ce

Comments (0)

You must be logged in to add a comment