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Black Tor

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork

<b>Black Tor</b>Posted by Mr HamheadImage © Mr Hamhead
Nearest Town:Bodmin (10km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   SX158733 / Sheet: 201
Latitude:50° 31' 47.32" N
Longitude:   4° 35' 57.52" W

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<b>Black Tor</b>Posted by Mr Hamhead <b>Black Tor</b>Posted by Mr Hamhead


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Approached from Temple Bridge, just south of the A30, this complex of 94 huts and enclosures is possibly best visited in the spring, before the bracken covers it. I found it quite hard to make out things in amongst the autumnal undergrowth. There are loads of upright stones..presumably all get to the point where you have seen half a dozen why go looking for more.
Don't think many people get out on this bit of the moor...
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
3rd October 2008ce


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Mentioned by Craig Weatherhill, in “Cornovia: Ancient Sites of Cornwall & Scilly” (Cornwall Books - 1985, revised 1997 & 2000 as a “huge open settlement, probably Bronze Age, containing about 80 round houses within an area of 4 ha. The huts are between 5.0m and 11.0m in diameter, with walls up to 1.0m high and 1.6m thick. Most have south to south-east facing entrances, often with upright jambstones in place. Some of the hut entrances have stone-lined approaches, and many huts either adjoin others or are linked by lengths of low walling. Most, however, are free-standing. Evidence of field enclosures as fragmentary, but best seen to the south-east of the settlement.” pure joy Posted by pure joy
15th May 2003ce