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Black Tor Cairns

Cairn(s)

<b>Black Tor Cairns</b>Posted by Mr HamheadImage © Mr Hamhead
Nearest Town:Bodmin (10km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   SX157736 / Sheet: 201
Latitude:50° 31' 56.91" N
Longitude:   4° 36' 3.13" W

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Just above the settlement in a field to the north are three cairns marked on the OS map. They have been robbed out and now lie very low to the ground.
Their position on the hilltop would suggest that in the past they would have been prominent from some distance, alas now they are hard to see even from close by.
A forth cairn sits just downslope to the west. At least i think it is a cairn...either that or a very small stone circle!
The question I ask myself is How come the other cairns are so ruined but this one survives?
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
3rd October 2008ce
Edited 27th April 2009ce