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Advent Triple Barrow Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
2 posts
Allabury Hillfort
1 post
Allet Round Barrow(s)
6 posts
Arthur's Bed Natural Rock Feature
1 post
Ashbury Hillfort Hillfort
2 posts
Bake Rings Enclosure
1 post
Barcelona Ring Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
8 posts
Barrowfields Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
6 posts
Bartine Castle Enclosure Enclosure
5 posts
The Beacon Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
The Beacon kerbed cairn (Leskernick) Kerbed Cairn
2 posts
The Beacon (Leskernick) cairns Cairn(s)
14 posts
Bearah Common Long Cairn
4 posts
Bearah Tramway cairn Cist
18 posts
Beersheba Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Berry Castle Enclosure
2 posts
Bishop's Wood Enclosure Enclosure
5 posts
Black Head Cliff Fort
4 posts
Black Tor Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
6 posts
Black Tor Cairns Cairn(s)
43 posts
The Blind Fiddler Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
Bodrifty Barrows Round Barrow(s)
18 posts
Bodrifty Iron Age Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
2 posts
Bogee Barrow A Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
Bogee Barrow B Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Bogee Farm Round Barrow(s)
44 posts
Boleigh Fogou Fogou
9 posts
Bolster Bank Dyke
17 posts
Boscawen-Ros Standing Stones
133 posts
Boscawen-Un Stone Circle
13 posts
Boscawen-Un Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
12 posts
Boscawen Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Bosewednack Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
14 posts
Bosigran Cliff Cliff Fort
Bosigran Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
35 posts
Bosiliack Barrow Round Barrow(s)
22 posts
Boskednan Cairn Cairn(s)
8 posts
Boskednan Southern Cairn Cairn(s)
49 posts
Bosporthennis 'Beehive Hut' Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
21 posts
Bosporthennis Quoit Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
14 posts
Bosullow Trehyllys Courtyard House Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
15 posts
Boswens Croft Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Bosworlas Lehau Natural Rock Feature
2 posts
Botallack Stone Circle (Destroyed)
1 post
Botrea Barrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
4 posts
Bowda Stone Circle Stone Circle (Destroyed)
7 posts
The Bowl Rock Natural Rock Feature
30 posts
Brane Entrance Grave
5 posts
Brane Long Barrow Long Barrow
7 posts
Bray Down Cairn(s)
1 post
Brea Hill Round Barrow(s)
11 posts
Brown Gelly Cairns Cairn(s)
16 posts
Brown Willy Cairns Cairn(s)
2 posts
Brown Willy Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
4 posts
Buckabarrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
4 posts
Bunnings Park Earthworks Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
9 posts
Burras Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Bury Castle Hillfort
9 posts
Bury Down Hillfort
8 posts
Buttern Hill Cairn(s)
1 post
Cadson Bury Hillfort
19 posts
Caer Bran Hillfort
5 posts
Caer Dane Enclosure
3 posts
Caer Keif Enclosure
1 post
Caer Vallack Enclosure
1 post
Callestick Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
Callestick Vean Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Calvadnack Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
9 posts
Cape Cornwall Cliff Fort (Destroyed)
9 posts
Carbis Bay Longstone Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
Carburrow Tor Cairn(s)
5 posts
Cardinham Moor Round Barrow(s)
8 posts
Carey Tor Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
22 posts
Carfury Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Carland Cross Burrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
2 posts
Carneglos Stone Row Stone Row / Alignment
11 posts
Carne Beacon Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Carne Cist Cist
6 posts
Carnmenellis Cairn(s)
6 posts
Carnsew Hillfort
6 posts
Carn Bean barrow Round Barrow(s)
28 posts
Carn Brea Causewayed Enclosure
9 posts
Carn Creis Barrows Round Barrow(s)
108 posts
Carn Euny Fogou & Village Fogou
18 posts
Carn Galva Natural Rock Feature
55 posts
Carn Gluze Chambered Cairn
15 posts
Carn Kenidjack Natural Rock Feature
6 posts
Carn Les Boel Natural Rock Feature
1 post
Carvossa Enclosure Enclosure
28 posts
Carwynnen Quoit Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
4 posts
Casehill Cairn Kerbed Cairn
6 posts
Castallack Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Castallack Carn Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Castallack Round Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
4 posts
Castilly Henge Henge
23 posts
Castle-an-Dinas (Nancledra) Hillfort
25 posts
Castle-an-Dinas (St. Columb) Hillfort
7 posts
Castlewich Henge Henge
4 posts
Castle Canyke Hillfort
11 posts
Castle Dore Hillfort
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Castle Goff Hillfort
1 post
Castle Gotha Settlement Enclosure
Castle Kayle Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
15 posts
Castle Pencaire Hillfort
7 posts
Catshole Downs Long Cairn
2 posts
Catshole Tor Cairns Cairn(s)
3 posts
Catshole Tor Quoit Chambered Tomb
8 posts
Catshole Tor Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
Changwens Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
32 posts
Chapel Carn Brea Entrance Grave
11 posts
Chapel Carn Brea long cairn Long Cairn
44 posts
The Cheesewring Rocky Outcrop
1 post
Chûn Round Barrow(s)
77 posts
Chûn Quoit Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
9 posts
Choone Holed Stone
31 posts
Chun Castle Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
8 posts
Chyenhal Standing Stone / Menhir
Chy-Gwidden Round Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
Chynhalls Point Cliff Fort
16 posts
Chypraze Round Barrow(s)
83 posts
Chysauster Village Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
9 posts
Clitters Cairn Cairn(s)
2 posts
Colquite Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
17 posts
Colvannick Tor Stone Row Stone Row / Alignment
5 posts
Condolden Barrow Round Barrow(s)
Connor Downs Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
3 posts
Conquer Downs Round Barrow(s)
9 posts
Constantine Church stone Christianised Site
2 posts
Corner Quoit Natural Rock Feature
3 posts
Council Barrow Round Barrow(s)
16 posts
The Craddock Moor Circle Stone Circle
4 posts
Craddock Moor Embanked Avenue Cairn(s)
6 posts
Craddock Moor Stone Row Stone Row / Alignment
4 posts
Craddock Moor Stone Setting Platform Cairn
11 posts
Crane Castle Cliff Fort
Crankan courtyard settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
Crasken Round Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
9 posts
Creeg Tol Natural Rock Feature
2 posts
Cregou Barrow Round Barrow(s)
Crofto Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
6 posts
Crousa Common Menhirs Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Crowan Beacon Cairn(s)
2 posts
Crowdy Reservoir Barrow Round Barrow(s)
5 posts
Crowpound Enclosure
4 posts
Crowpound Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
Cubert Common Burrow Round Barrow(s)
5 posts
Cubert Round Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
Cuby Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Cudden Point Rocky Outcrop
1 post
Deep Tye Farm Henge
10 posts
Delford Bridge Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
11 posts
Devil's Quoit Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
4 posts
Dinas Head Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Dingerein Castle Hillfort
4 posts
Dodman Point Cliff Fort
12 posts
Dozmary Pool Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
2 posts
Draynes Common Cairns Cairn(s)
36 posts
Drift Stones Standing Stones
Drym Round Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
21 posts
Dry Tree Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
92 posts
Duloe Stone Circle Stone Circle
3 posts
East Moor Cairn Cairn(s)
4 posts
East Moor Enclosure Enclosure
3 posts
East Moor Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
East Moor Menhirs (western area) Standing Stones
4 posts
East Moor Ring Cairn Ring Cairn
12 posts
East Moor Stone Row Stone Row / Alignment
2 posts
East of Zacry’s Islands Round Barrow(s)
7 posts
Eathorne Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
12 posts
Emblance Downs Stone Circle
1 post
Ennis Farm Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Escalls Cliff Round Cairn
16 posts
Essa Standing Stones Standing Stones
5 posts
Faugan Round Hillfort
32 posts
Fernacre Stone Circle
6 posts
Four Burrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
4 posts
Four Lanes barrows Round Barrow(s)
7 posts
The Four Parish Stone Natural Rock Feature
2 posts
Fox Tor Stone Row / Alignment
Garland Round Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
Garrow Tor settlements Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
Gear Enclosure
Gear Round Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
The Giant's Grave (Morvah) Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Giants Quoits Natural Rock Feature
7 posts
Giant's Rock Rocking Stone
5 posts
Godolphin Hill Enclosure
15 posts
Godrevy Barrow Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
Golden Hillfort Hillfort
3 posts
Goldherring Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
23 posts
Goodaver Stone Circle Stone Circle
6 posts
Goonhilly Mounds Cairn(s)
3 posts
Greenbarrow Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Greenbarrow Downs Cairns Cairn(s)
1 post
Griffin's Point Cliff Fort
36 posts
Gun Rith Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
27 posts
Gurnard's Head Cliff Fort
16 posts
Gwallon Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Hailglower Farm Round Barrow(s)
25 posts
Halliggye Fogou Fogou
2 posts
Hall Rings Hillfort
4 posts
Halzephron Cliff Round Barrow(s)
6 posts
Hangman's Barrow Cairn(s)
5 posts
Harlyn Bay
2 posts
Headon Barrow Round Barrow(s)
11 posts
Helman Tor Natural Rock Feature
4 posts
Helman Tor Enclosure Enclosure
7 posts
Helman Tor Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Helsbury Castle Hillfort
7 posts
Hendraburnick Quoit Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
1 post
Hendra Farm Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
6 posts
Hensbarrow Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
Hervan Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Higher Boden Fogou Fogou
1 post
Higher Boden Roundhouse Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
Higher Bodinnar Fogou Fogou (Destroyed)
5 posts
Higher Botallack round barrow Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Higher Downs Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Higher Longbeak Barrow Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Higher Spargo Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Higher Tregolls Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Higher Trevibban Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
High Moor cairns Cairn(s)
2 posts
Hingston Down Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
1 post
Hingston Down East Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
The Hood Enclosure
6 posts
Hudder Down Round Barrow(s)
159 posts
The Hurlers Stone Circle
1 post
Kelly Rounds Hillfort
3 posts
The Kelseys Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
Kelsey Head Cliff Castle Cliff Fort
5 posts
Kemyel Standing Stone / Menhir
29 posts
1 site
Kenidjack Castle Cliff Fort
18 posts
Kerris Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Kerrow Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Kerrowe Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Kerrow Bosullow Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Killibury Castle Hillfort
4 posts
Kilmar Quoit Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
48 posts
King Arthur's Hall Stone Circle
4 posts
King Arthur's Quoit Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
1 post
King Arthur's Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Kit Hill
10 posts
Kynance Gate Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
8 posts
Langstone Downs Cairns Cairn(s)
1 post
Langstone Down Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Lankidden Cliff Fort
7 posts
Lanyon Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
110 posts
Lanyon Quoit Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
1 post
Largin Castle Hillfort
23 posts
Leaze Stone Circle
3 posts
Leaze Cist Cist
4 posts
Leaze Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
21 posts
Lescudjack Castle Hillfort
22 posts
Lesingey Round Hillfort
13 posts
5 sites
Leskernick Hill
27 posts
Lesquite Quoit Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
4 posts
Letter Moor
8 posts
Ligger Point Round Barrow(s)
5 posts
Little Galva Ring Cairn
1 post
Little Regarded Farm Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Longstone (St Mabyn) Standing Stone / Menhir
14 posts
The Long Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
15 posts
Long Tom Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Louden Long Cairn
4 posts
Louden Hill Cairn(s)
14 posts
Louden Stone Circle Stone Circle
13 posts
Lower Boscaswell Fogou Fogou
2 posts
Lower Longbeak Barrow Round Barrow(s)
16 posts
Luxulyan Arse Stones Natural Rock Feature
1 post
Mabel Barrow Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
10 posts
Mabe Church Standing Stone / Menhir
31 posts
Maen Castle Cliff Fort
7 posts
Magi Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Manor Common Round Barrow(s)
19 posts
Mayon Cliff Barrows Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Mean Toll
112 posts
Men-An-Tol Holed Stone
8 posts
Menear Longstone Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
Menevagar Longstone Standing Stone / Menhir
9 posts
Men Amber Natural Rock Feature
33 posts
Men Gurta Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Merlin's Rock and the Mousehole Natural Rock Feature
115 posts
The Merry Maidens Stone Circle
3 posts
Minions Mound Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
1 post
Mitchell Farm Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
12 posts
Moorgate Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Mount Edgcumbe Barrow Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
12 posts
Mulfra courtyard houses Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
4 posts
Mulfra Hill Standing Stone / Menhir
13 posts
Mulfra Hill round barrows Round Barrow(s)
67 posts
Mulfra Quoit Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
7 posts
Mullion Towans Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
5 posts
Mutton Down Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Nance Hillfort
Nanjulian Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
Newel Tor hut circles Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
53 posts
The Nine Maidens Stone Row / Alignment
23 posts
Nine Maidens (Troon) Stone Circle
35 posts
Nine Stones of Altarnun Stone Circle
97 posts
Nine Stones of Boskednan Stone Circle
Numphra Kerbed Cairn
2 posts
Oldpark Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Pabyer Point Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
2 posts
Paderbury Top Enclosure
3 posts
Paul Celtic Cross Christianised Site
29 posts
Pawton Quoit Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
8 posts
Pelynt Round Barrow Cemetery Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
6 posts
Pencarrow Rings Hillfort
22 posts
Pendeen Vau Fogou
1 post
Pendown Round Barrow(s)
13 posts
Penhale Point Cliff Castle Cliff Fort
2 posts
Penhargard Castle Hillfort
12 posts
Pennance Entrance Grave
1 post
Pennatillie Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Pentire Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
Pentire Point East Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Pentire Rock Markings Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
21 posts
The Pipers Standing Stones
70 posts
The Pipers Standing Stones
14 posts
Piran's Round Hillfort
3 posts
Poldowrian Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
Polgoda Stone Row Stone Row / Alignment
2 posts
Porthcothan Fogou Fogou
23 posts
Portheras Common Barrow Round Barrow(s)
21 posts
Porthmeor Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Porthmeor Roundhouses Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
14 posts
Porthmeor (Treen Common) Stone Circle
3 posts
Pridden Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Prideaux Hillfort Hillfort
1 post
Prince Parc Round Barrow(s)
8 posts
Prospidnick Longstone Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Pyramid Stone Natural Rock Feature
3 posts
Rame Head Cliff Fort
1 post
Redcliff Castle Cliff Fort
5 posts
Redhouse Standing Stones
7 posts
The Rill Cairn(s)
28 posts
Rillaton Barrow Round Barrow(s)
30 posts
Roche Rock Natural Rock Feature
1 post
Rosehill Farm Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Rosemorran Fogou Fogou
14 posts
Rosewall Hill
2 posts
Roughtor Slopes Cairn Cairn(s)
29 posts
Rough Tor Rocky Outcrop
1 post
Round Wood Cliff Castle Cliff Fort
7 posts
The Rumps Cliff Fort
3 posts
Rushyford Gate Cairn(s)
6 posts
Saint's Way Logan Stone Natural Rock Feature
19 posts
Sancreed Beacon Cairn(s)
3 posts
The Selus Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Sennen Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Sharptor field system Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
Sheffield Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
16 posts
Showery Tor Rocky Outcrop
3 posts
Showery Tor Downs Cairn Cairn(s)
2 posts
Showery Tor Downs Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Showery Tor Embanked Avenue Cursus
7 posts
Sibleyback Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Slaughter Bridge Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Smith's Cairn Platform Cairn
7 posts
Sperris Croft Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
21 posts
Sperris Quoit Burial Chamber
4 posts
Spettigue Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
52 posts
Stannon Stone Circle
8 posts
Starapark Barrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
5 posts
Stithians Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
31 posts
Stowe's Pound Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
26 posts
Stripple Stones Henge
28 posts
St. Agnes Beacon Cairn(s)
6 posts
St Breock Beacon Kistvaen Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
18 posts
St Breock Downs Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
St Breock Wind Farm Barrow Round Barrow(s)
8 posts
St Dennis Hillfort
St Erth Round Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
9 posts
St. Eval Airfield Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
12 posts
St. Eval Church Stones Stone Circle
11 posts
St. Levan's Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
St. Materiana Church Yard Standing Stone / Menhir
26 posts
St. Michael's Mount Natural Rock Feature
13 posts
Swingate Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Table Mên Natural Rock Feature
1 post
Taphouse Barrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
1 post
Ten Acre Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
10 posts
Three Brothers of Grugith Cist
2 posts
Three Burrows Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Tich Barrow Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
The Tinners Way Ancient Trackway
15 posts
Tintagel Cliff Fort
8 posts
Tolborough Tor Cairn Cairn(s)
4 posts
Tolborough Tor Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Tolborough Tor Stone Row Stone Row / Alignment
2 posts
Tolbrough Downs small cairn Cairn(s)
4 posts
Toldavas Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Tolmen Stone (Constantine) Natural Rock Feature (Destroyed)
21 posts
Tolven Holed Stone Holed Stone
2 posts
Tom Thumb Rock Natural Rock Feature
5 posts
Tonkins Downs Round Barrow(s)
6 posts
Tor Noon Kerbed Cairn
3 posts
Traboe Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
Trebinnick Mound Cairn(s)
1 post
Trebowland Round Hillfort
5 posts
Treburrick Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Tredinney Barrow Cairn(s)
2 posts
Tredinnick Farm
30 posts
Treen Entrance Graves Entrance Grave
4 posts
Tregarrick Tor Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Tregarrick Tumuli Cairn(s)
1 post
Tregeare Camp Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
2 posts
Tregeare Rounds Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
Tregear Round Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
73 posts
Tregeseal Stone Circle
6 posts
Tregeseal Entrance Grave Entrance Grave
36 posts
Tregeseal Holed Stones Stone Row / Alignment
60 posts
Tregiffian Entrance Grave
17 posts
Tregiffian Vean Chambered Tomb
4 posts
Tregingey Round Hillfort
2 posts
Tregonning Hill Kerbed Cairn
1 post
Tregoss Moor Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Trehudreth Downs Cairn Cairn(s)
1 post
Trehudreth Downs Cairn Cairn(s)
1 post
Trehudreth Downs Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Trehudreth Downs Stone Row Stone Row / Alignment
15 posts
Trelew Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
9 posts
Treligga Common Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
7 posts
Tremayne Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Tremenheere Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
Tremenhere Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
52 posts
Trencrom Hill Hillfort
15 posts
Trendrine Hill Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Treninnow Stone Monument Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
30 posts
Treryn Dinas Cliff Fort
1 post
Tresawsen Round Barrow(s)
19 posts
Tresvennack Pillar Standing Stone / Menhir
103 posts
Trethevy Quoit Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
3 posts
Trevean Round Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
Trevear Standing Stone / Menhir
13 posts
Trevelgue Head Cliff Fort
2 posts
Trevelloe Carn Natural Rock Feature
2 posts
Treveneague Fogou Fogou
11 posts
Treverven Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Trevisker Round Enclosure
10 posts
Trevorgans Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Trevowhan Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Trewalla Cairns Cairn(s)
16 posts
Trewardreva Fogou Fogou
17 posts
Trewavas Cliff Chambered Cairn
6 posts
Trewern Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Trewern Round Enclosure
4 posts
Trewortha Cairn and Cist Cist
2 posts
Trewortha Tor Natural Rock Feature
2 posts
Trezelland Two Stones Standing Stones
1 post
Triffle Long Barrow Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
7 posts
Trink Hill Round Barrow(s)
68 posts
Trippet Stones Stone Circle
22 posts
Truthwall Common Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
8 posts
Try Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Trye Hillfort Hillfort
7 posts
Tubby's Head Cliff Fort
6 posts
Twelve Men's cairn Cist
1 post
Two Burrows Round Barrow(s)
7 posts
Veryan Castle Hillfort
1 post
Walla Barrow Cairn(s)
9 posts
Warbstow Bury Hillfort
14 posts
Watch Croft Cairn(s)
14 posts
Watch Croft Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Watergate Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Wendron Mortar Outcrop Ancient Mine / Quarry
5 posts
Westmoorgate Stone Circle Stone Circle
9 posts
West Lanyon Quoit Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
7 posts
Wheal Buller Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Wicca Round Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
Willabury (Boscastle) Cliff Fort
3 posts
Willabury (Tintagel) Cliff Fort
5 posts
Wooley Long Barrow Long Barrow
2 posts
Yearles Wood Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
77 posts
Zennor Quoit Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
Sites of disputed antiquity:
12 posts
Alsia Holy Well Sacred Well
3 posts
The Beacon (Leskernick) barrow cemetery Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
5 posts
Boscawen-Un (footpath) Standing Stones
10 posts
Boslow Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Bossiney Mound Artificial Mound
3 posts
Carburrow Quoit Chambered Tomb
6 posts
Carvannel Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
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Castallack 2 Standing Stone / Menhir
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Colquite Cairn Cairn(s)
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Cubert Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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The Fairy Well Sacred Well
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Gannel Rock Markings Carving
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Giant's Hedge Dyke
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Giant's Well Sacred Well
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Hawks Tor Wall Standing Stones
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High Moor Fogou Fogou
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Holywell Cave / Rock Shelter
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Louden Hill 2 Stone Circle
29 posts
Madron Holy Well Sacred Well
5 posts
Maen Cadoar Standing Stone / Menhir
43 posts
Men Scryfa Standing Stone / Menhir
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Mount Whistle hedge stone Standing Stone / Menhir
15 posts
Rocky Valley Rock Carvings Carving
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Rosemorran Standing Stone / Menhir
29 posts
Sancreed Holy Well Sacred Well
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Settlement West of St Neot Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
16 posts
St Euny's Well Sacred Well
5 posts
St. Levan's Well Sacred Well
2 posts
Tregune Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
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Tregune Menhir No2 Standing Stone / Menhir
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Trehudreth Downs Menhir (markstone?) Standing Stone / Menhir
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Trencrom Hill Well Sacred Well
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Treninnow Gatepost Standing Stone / Menhir
17 posts
The Tristan Longstone Standing Stone / Menhir

News

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Truro experts uncover '6000-year-old' causeway


"Remains of a prehistoric enclosure have been discovered by archaeologists in Truro, Cornwall.

It is understood the enclosure was built during the early Neolithic period (3800 BC to 3600 BC).

Archaeologists say it was built at the same time as Carn Brea, a tor enclosure near Redruth... continues...
ocifant Posted by ocifant
1st November 2012ce
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Bogged down in history


Peat bogs reveal only sporadic exploitation of South-west England's tin deposits in the Bronze Age, suggesting only limited tin mining and bronze production in the area at that time... continues...
baza Posted by baza
5th July 2012ce
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Cornish Bronze Age boat project

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17775009

Dumbed down TV article about project to build a replica Bronze Age boat the the National maritime Museum at Falmouth where you can also see the Nebra Sky Disc.
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
22nd April 2012ce

English Heritage not good for Cornwall's heritage


A Penzance archaeologist and historian has joined with Cornish MP George Eustice in calling for 'English' Heritage to be replaced, in Cornwall, with a locally based body... continues...
baza Posted by baza
30th October 2011ce
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Ancient site set for excavation


Not sure where this site is, except that it is near Lanyon.....

A glimpse into Cornish life 3,500 years ago is on offer next weekend as an archaeological investigation is carried out at one of the county's most important heritage sites... continues...
moss Posted by moss
3rd September 2011ce
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New Books

http://www.cornisharchaeology.org.uk/index_htm_files/Rough%20ground%20volumes%20-%20flyer.pdf

Two new books are to be released this month by the Cornwall Historic Enviroment team. One looks at the landscape and archaeology of the West Penwith moors whilst the other may raise a few eyebrows here..its about managing the landscape in the far west. Cows and stones...do they mix?
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
3rd May 2011ce
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Hut circle revealed at Lanlivery


From Cornish Guardian 3/2/2010:

A Bronze Age hut circle near Lanlivery, on Helman Tor (Cornwall, England), has been revealed by conservationists... continues...
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
16th February 2010ce
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Penwith Moors cattle and fencing


Barbed wire fencing is being erected across West Penwith (around Tregeseal and Nine Maidens/Lanyon areas in particular) with a view to introducing more cattle to areas where prehistoric sites stand.

See the following links:

http://www.stonepages... continues...
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
27th January 2009ce
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Axe heads kept at Cornwall museum


A collection of rare Bronze Age axe heads discovered in Cornwall has gone on display in Truro after a campaign to keep the relics in the county.

The 3,000-year-old artifacts were found in perfect condition, buried in a clay pot at Mylor near Falmouth during a search using metal detectors... continues...
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
27th January 2009ce

Cist uncovered at North Cornwall beauty spot


Heard about this on local radio...not sure how accessible it is to the general public.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cornwall/content/articles/2008/08/07/marinewatch_hs_coastalerosion_feature... continues...
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
15th August 2008ce
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Protection in West Penwith


My latest issue of the Cornwall Archeological Societys newsletter has a nice feature on the work of the Cornish Ancient Sites Protection Network. http://www.cornishancientsites.com/index... continues...
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
3rd February 2007ce
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Stone age discovery in roadworks


From:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/4219956.stm

Archaeologists face a race against time after the discovery of what are believed to be the remains of a stone age settlement on the A30 in Cornwall... continues...
Pilgrim Posted by Pilgrim
7th September 2005ce
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College playing field surrenders its Iron Age treasures


From the Western Morning News, Tuesday June 7th:

The playing fields of Truro College have been excavated to reveal two Iron Age settlements. Finds include fragments of South Western decorated ware dating from 200 - 100 BCE and a "La Tene" Celtic brooch of similar age:

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Pilgrim Posted by Pilgrim
7th June 2005ce
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Dig Reveals Story of Prehistoric Cornish


09:30 - 14 October 2004

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Posted by phil
15th October 2004ce
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Cornish Barrow was not sold


Extracts from the full article at www.thisiscornwall.co... continues...
Posted by cookieneil
27th September 2003ce
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Cornish Barrow To Go For Auction

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/cash/story/0,6903,1032434,00.html

Budding archaeologists and historians will get a chance to bid for their own slice of ancient history next month, when one of the biggest Bronze Age barrows in Cornwall is put up for auction.
Posted by BrigantesNation
1st September 2003ce
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YOUNG ARCHAEOLOGISTS DISCOVER NEW SITES


YOUNG ARCHAEOLOGISTS DISCOVER NEW SITES

A group of young people on an archaeological holiday in Cornwall with the Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC)(1) have discovered two previously unrecorded oblong, grave-shaped stone mounds (2) on Minions Moor, part of Bodmin Moor... continues...
Posted by BrigantesNation
23rd August 2003ce
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Latest news on 'Cornish barrow for sale’


Following my enquiry about the ‘Cornish barrow for sale’, I had a pleasant surprise yesterday. A fax from Nic Potter (the present owner)... continues...
pure joy Posted by pure joy
2nd August 2003ce
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More details for prospective burial chamber buyers


From Western Morning News
http://www.thisisdevon.co.uk/displayNode... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
27th June 2003ce
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Burial chamber for sale


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/3010974.stm

One of the biggest Bronze Age burial chambers in Cornwall has been put on the market for £150,000... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
23rd June 2003ce
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Folklore

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The village herbalists and rural advisers have not entirely fallen into disrepute. Many are the remedies, some no doubt beneficial, recommended by them. The use of some, however, are equivocal. Thus rheumatism is attempted to be cured by a "boiled thunderbolt;" in other words, a boiled celt, supposed to be a thunderbolt. This is boiled for hours, and the water then dispensed to rheumatic patients. I know not whether it be a libel that one old woman, who employed this remedy, used to express her astonishment that, keep the saucepan on the fire as long as she would, none of the celt would ever boil away.
J O Halliwell-Phillipps reporting in Rambles in Western Cornwall by the Footsteps of the Giants (1861).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
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.. the celebrated stone circle called the Dawns Men, the Dance Stones, or, popularly, the Merry Maidens. This is a very perfect circle of nineteen stones which average about three feet and a-half in height above the ground, the circle itself being nearly seventy feet in diameter.

There are various country traditions which account for the existence of these stones. Some say that they were maidens who were transformed into stones for dancing on the Lord's Day. Others assert that a man is buried under each stone. All, however, agree that the stones are placed there by supernatural agency, and that it is impossible to remove them.

An old man at Boleigh, who informed us that a farmer, having removed two or three of the stones on one occasion, was astonished to see them in their old places the next morning, was evidently displeased at the account being inconsiderately received with a smile of incredulity.

Another story respecting them is, that an attempt to drag them out of their places, although a vast horse or oxen power was engaged, utterly failed, and that the cattle employed in the task fell down, and shortly after died.

[...]

The Dawns Men were no doubt so called by the country people because the stones are placed in the order in which persons arranged themselves for an ancient dance, termed Trematheeves, which continued in vogue in Cornwall as late as the last century. Hence also probably originated the legend above mentioned; although it is to be observed that similar tales are current elsewhere to account for such-like circles of stones in Wales and other countries.
From Rambles in Western Cornwall by the Footsteps of the Giants by J O Halliwell-Phillipps (1861).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
7th August 2013ce
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There is a tradition respecting the large top of a cromlech, in Cornwall, that was removed to a brook at a distance, and converted into a bridge; it is said that this stone possessed the power of speech, and answered questions put to it, until on a certain time, it cracked in an effort to speak, and has been silent ever since. This vague tradition must have originated in the oracular use made of the cromlech from whence the stone was taken.
Vague indeed. Unless someone can enlighten us..

From p279 of The Graphic and Historical Illustrator
Edward Wedlake Brayley (1834) - which can be perused on Google Books.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
24th January 2008ce
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GARRACK ZANS - VILLAGE RITUAL STONES

Whilst scouring my lil' collection of Cornish literature for any interesting references to visits, folklore &c, I found the following in William Bottrell's "Traditions and Hearthside Stories of West Cornwall (2nd series)". referencing a tradition of meeting stones, known as Garrack Zans: it doesn't have any proveable prehistory but looks damn likely to be a really late survivor of megalithic tradition, and thus very much of interest; brackets are mine.

"Within the memory of many persons now living, there was to be seen, in the town-places of many western villages, an unhewn table like stone called the Garrack Zans. This stone was the usual meeting place of the villagers, and regarded by them as public property. Old residents in Escols (Escalls, near Sennen) have often told me of one which stood near the centre of that hamlet on an open space...(this) they described as nearly round, about three feet high, and nine in diameter, with a level top. A bonfire was made on it and danced around at Mid-summer. When petty offences were committed by unknown persons, those who wished to prove their innocence, and to discover the guilty, were accustomed to light a furse-fire on the Garrick Zans: each person who assisted took a stick of fire from the pile, and those could extinguish the fire in their sticks, by spitting on them, were deemed innocent; if the injured handed a fire-stick to any persons, who failed to do so, they were declared guilty.
Most evening young persons, linked hand in hand, danced around the Garrack Zans, and many old folks passed around it nine times daily from some notion that it was lucky and good against withcraft.
The stone now known as Table-men was called the Garrack Zans by old people of Sennen.
If our traditions may be relied on, there was also in Treen a large one, around which a market was held in days of yore...
There was a Garrack Zans in Sowah (Ardensawah near St.Buryan) only a few years since, and one may still be seen in Roskestal, St. Levan.
Nothing seems to be known respecting their original use; yet the significant name, and a belief - that it is unlucky to remove them, denote that they were once regarded as sacred objects."

Bottrell's work first appeared in 1873, from tales collected by him in the quarter century preceding; thus the Garrack Zans was a central feature up until at least about 1800.
Questions arising;
1 - the etymology of the name? (Obviously Careg, Carrick in the first instance - but Zans?)
2 - Is the Table-men still extant in Sennen? I would imagine it to be in Churchtown rather than Cove...and indeed that in Roskestal, a small farmstead?
chris s Posted by chris s
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I own, I was thunderstruck* at the report of this singular instance of superstition, and suspended my belief of its existence till I was at length convinced by the testimony of my senses. The old lady, who possesses this miraculous thunderbolt, lives, at this moment, in the parish of St. Keverne, adjoining to Manaccan. She informed me that it was found, many years ago, at no great distance from her house, just after a thunderstorm, half buried in the ground, and was taken up hot and smoking; and that its virtue was accidentally discovered by one of the family, "who lost the rheumatism" merely by handling it. On asking her what was her method of applying her thunderbolt to her patients, her answer was, that "She boil'd 'en for about three hours, and gave the water to her patients, with directions to bathe the part affected; and that she had cured hundreds. - "Boil'd dunderbolt was a vine thing for the rheumatis," said an old man present. - - It is a perfect celt.
p28 of 'The Old English Gentleman: A Poem, by Mr. Polwhele' by Richard Polwhele, published 1797. Online at Google Books.

*yes very good.
And some further axehead folklore:
A celt (commonly called in this neighbourhood a thunderbolt) was some years ago found on [West Looe] Down. The common people believe these celts to be produced by thunder, and thrown down from the clouds; and that they shew what weather will ensue by changing their colour.
p32 of 'The Parochial History of Cornwall' by Davies Gilbert (v4) 1838. Also on Google Books.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
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Miscellaneous

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A warning for TMA-ers!

From "Churches of West Cornwall with Notes on the Antiquities of the District" - J.T. Blight, from the preface to the second edition (published 1884 after Blight's death):

"By Mr. Blight's death Archaeology has lost not only an enthusiastic student, but a hard worker, and it is much to be feared that his too eager devotion to his favourite pursuit amidst his daily toil brought on the illness which had so sad a termination."

Don't say we haven't been warned.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
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Links

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YouTube - Cornwall Tourist Board


Mr.Hamhead doing a pretty cool job of advertising Bodmin Moor...
moss Posted by moss
3rd July 2013ce
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The Cornwall Heritage Trust


The new Cornwall Heritage Trust website is now up and running -

"Cornwall Heritage Trust was founded in 1985 to help preserve important sites in Cornwall and to protect and promote the Duchy’s rich heritage. We own or manage some of the most iconic and important historic places in Cornwall."
The Heritage Trust Posted by The Heritage Trust
15th April 2012ce
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Access to Monuments: Cornwall's Archaeological Heritage


Lovely clear interactive maps with links to more information on the Heritage Gateway.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
3rd June 2011ce

Save Penwith Moors


New website for the campaign group;
moss Posted by moss
8th May 2011ce
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Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project


Keeping us up to date on a funded project to, amongst other things, rediscover and preserve some of the archaeology around the Hurlers, Stowe's Hill etc.
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
5th February 2011ce
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The Heritage Journal


Cornwall: West Penwith Wanderings (Part 1)

"If you ever find yourself in West Penwith (Cornwall) with 3 hours or so to spare, this walk should satisfy the Megalithic cravings of most people as it takes in half a dozen or more sites of different types."

Part 1 of a 3 part feature by AlanS.
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
18th January 2011ce
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Cornish Ancient Sites Protection Network


The Cornish Ancient Sites Protection Network is a charitable partnership formed to look after the ancient sites and monuments of Cornwall.
They work closely with local communities and official organisations to protect and promote the ancient heritage landscape through research, education and outreach activities.
Chance Posted by Chance
5th July 2010ce

Cornwall Guide - Bodmin Moor Photos


Constantly growing collection of quality photos of Bodmin Moor with a focus on the numerous ancient sites
Cornwall Posted by Cornwall
30th March 2010ce
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Cornwall Guide Photos


Extensive collection of photos including large section on historic / ancient sites around Cornwall
Cornwall Posted by Cornwall
12th April 2009ce
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Flying Through Cornwall's Past


Flyingpast.org is the culmination of a twelve year project mapping archaeological and historical sites visible on aerial photos in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The project was commissioned and paid for by English Heritage and the mapping was carried out by the Historic Environment Service of Cornwall County Council. That's their words...my words...brilliant site!
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
23rd January 2008ce

Cornwall Archaeological Society papers


Some interesting papers first published in 1986. They cover everything from the mesolithic to the neolithic in the county.
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
16th August 2007ce
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Oliver's Cornwall


Pictures and thoughts from one mans travels around the county...lots that is relevant to TMA fans.
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
16th May 2007ce
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Tony Howell photographs


Some nice pics of a few Cornish monuments and natural rock formations, including an infra red image of the Men-an-Tol
Hob Posted by Hob
5th November 2006ce
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A Cornish Sourcebook


William Copeland Borlase - Cornish Antiquities Viewed in the Light of Modern Research, 1880
Chris Bond Posted by Chris Bond
5th April 2006ce
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Prehistory In Penwith


A nice comprehensive website covering all aspects of prehistory in Penwith
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
31st March 2006ce
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Historical Illustrations of Ancient Cornwall


An absolutely wonderful website, packed full of ancient photographs and illustrations of the prehistoric monuments of Cornwall.
My current favourite is the 1860's photograph of Lanyon Quoit and a bloke in a stove pipe hat.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
31st March 2006ce
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Into Cornwall


Cornwall information resource with features including archaeological sites, towns and villages, interactive maps, places to stay and much much more.
Posted by Jane 3
8th March 2006ce
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The Leskernick Project


This beautiful website will make your brain ache and your heart leap - proper archaeology?
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
1st March 2005ce
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Archaeological work at Scarcewater


Archaeologists from Cornwall County Council's Historic Environment Service are uncovering the early history of Scarcewater, near St.Stephen-in-Brannel, where work on a much needed tip for the china clay industry is to begin shortly.

read more...
Posted by phil
17th October 2004ce
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Cornwall's Arch Druid and His Stones


"I'm a Christian and a Druid"

Cornwall's Arch Druid Ed Prynn believes it's possible to be both a Christian and a Druid. He told BBC Cornwall what his faith means to him.

Ed Prynn's site

Cornwall has the reputation of being a magical, mystical and spiritual place. We went to see Arch Druid Ed Prynn to discuss the Merlin, angels and marrying for a year and day...

"Being the Arch Druid of Cornwall is a special, unusual job. I didn't get elected it fell out of the heavens for me."

The healing stone is a replica of the Men-an-tol holed stone.

Ed refuses to have his faith bound by other people's ideas: "I was born locked into both faiths - Christian and Druid.

"Being a Druid you are a free spirit. The door is open to explore all the magic - the angels, the little people, the ley lines. Druids can experiment with all the things which are forbidden by the Bible.

"I go to chapel but everything's from the one book. People ask me how can I be in both camps but spiritual camps are not like political or military camps. It's all about loving one another. It's all about trying to be one."

Prynn had his first mystic encounter at the age of 9 and became drawn by the power of standing stones.

He started to put the stones in his garden in 1982 and the last stone was put in 1999 to celebrate the total eclipse.

"The stones here have made new spiritual history. Thousands of people have touched the stones and left some of their magic aura. Being a Christian you are supposed to follow the teaching of the Bible.

"The stones are important because the energy gets drawn into them. You can feel this type of energy, you feel a bit wobbly on your feet."

"Cornwall is a special place - we're not like a big city, we have a different way of life completely. Cornwall has all these old stones, cultures and ways. The ways have never died out and the people around who know how to make the magic work."

The showpiece of Ed's stones is the Angel's runway: "The rocking stone provides a seal so that a spell would work. It's used for swearing in of priests and priestesses, healing, fertility - people even write their lottery tickets on it.

"The Rocking Stone has magic energy lines around it. The site can be magic or people can be magic. I believe both are here and that the Godly mystique has come to this place."

Ed is happy to accept visitors to his home in St Merryn to see the stones. You can't miss it...
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A page of Cornish links


Links to Cornish Stones Circles / Menhirs / Hillforts / and Earth mysteries etc.
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1st April 2002ce
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The Holy Wells of West Penwith, Cornwall


Site by Laurence Hunt.
West Penwith is justly famous for its prehistoric stone circles, quoits and standing stones. The area also has a large number of holy wells.
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Meyn Mamvro - Stones of our Motherland


MEYN MAMVRO is the magazine of ancient stones and sacred sites in Cornwall. It has been published regularly 3 times a year since 1986, and, taken together, all the editions contain a wealth of original material about the prehistory and ancient customs of Cornwall.

EARTH ENERGIES * ANCIENT STONES * SACRED SITES * PAGANISM * LEYPATHS
CORNISH PRE-HISTORY & CULTURE * MEGALITHIC MYSTERIES * LEGENDS & FOLKLORE
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Cornwall Online


Loads of info on places to stay in Cornwall.
Holy McGrail Posted by Holy McGrail
13th November 2001ce
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Walkaboutwest


I am a tourist guide operating in the Bodmin Moor/ southeast Cornwall area. Don't let that put you off! I am also a big Cope fan and love nothing better than heading of accross the open moors in search of whatever is out there. You don't even have to come on one of my organised walks, just email me quoting the Modern Antiquarian and I will sort something out. I gotta walk.....
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Daniel Gumb's House — Images (click to view fullsize)

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16th April 2014ce

The Hurlers (Stone Circle) — Images

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15th April 2014ce

Trippet Stones (Stone Circle) — Images

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28th March 2014ce

Trippet Stones (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

Visited 9th March 2014

Another session of Google Earth scrying along with Ocifants excellent directions, led me to believe this site would be easily to visit on the way home from our holiday in Cornwall. So with the sun blazing down from a clear sky, and with the car packed and ready for home, we started our journey north with at least the promise of a stone circle on the way to keep our spirits up.

Heading north we took a left turn off the A30 signposted ‘St Breward 4’, which I recognised from my earlier Google reconnaissance, and heading across the small moorland road, we first saw what appeared to be several small standing stones dotted about, along with a variety of other interesting looking lumps and bumps.

Soon we spotted the circle itself off to our right, the telegraph pole right next to it providing an unmissable landmark. I’d intended to turn right at the first crossroads up the farm track towards the circle and park near Hawkstor farm, but on arrival the track looked in a poor state, a huge gouge out of the surface leaving a nasty dip to be negotiated in order to pass. Fearing for the car’s suspension, and with still another 250 miles to drive before getting home, I decided not to risk it and instead turned left towards Treswigga, and taking the example of another couple of cars, pulled up on the spacious verge.

No maps were needed today, the visibility perfect, the stones of the circle beckoning to us across the moor. The pull of a previously unvisited site causes me to hurry past what looks like a small stone row, but I vow to investigate on the way back, and soon I’m here in the centre of the stones, looking out over the empty moorland and soaking up the atmosphere. As Postie says, there is a feeling of ‘bigness’ here far out of scale with the actual size of the stones or circle, probably the wide skies and open moorland give it a sense of a larger landscape.

The circle of eleven remaining stones (or is it twelve, we seemed to get different results each time we counted!) looks as if it’s had a battering over the ages, but I’m pleased to see that currently there are no signs of erosion by livestock around the stones themselves. A small central stone, and two further outliers which line up to it intrigue, but on closer investigation it’s clear that they don’t fit with the rest of the circle, the carvings of ‘M’ and ‘C’ on them pretty much confirming their use as boundary stones across the moor. Normally this sort of interference with a site would annoy me, particularly when it’s a result of the imposition of artificial fences or boundaries that impact on things (I’ll stop there before I start on a rant about the ‘ownership’ of land!), but here it just sort of fits in. In fact there is an absolute air of relaxation about the whole visit. Maybe it’s the unseasonable warmth of the sun, maybe it’s just the vibe of the place but I’m feeling particularly laid back, and just suffused with an aura of happiness and wellbeing. Ellen feels it too, so it’s not just me coming over all hippyish, and we sit in the circle with a flask of coffee and some very lovely chocolate muffins from the bakers in St. Just, and just chill out. On a day like this people will be flocking to the Cornish beaches, but nice as it is to be beside the seaside, I’d rather be here on a lonely moor, away from the crowds at this lovely ancient place. A couple of dog walkers are visible in the distance, but no-one else seems to pay the circle any mind, or intrude on our blissful solitude.

While Ellen goes off to take photographs I recline on a recumbent stone and feel so completely relaxed I’m almost drifting off to sleep, the gentle susurrations of the traffic from the nearby A30 and the tweeting of birds providing a soothing soundtrack, and from my prone position looking around it’s almost as if the circle sits within a natural amphitheatre of hills, with the rocky outcrops of Carbilly and Hawk’s Tor looming large on the horizon, and the moon visible in the sky hanging over the circle only enhancing the numinous atmosphere.

I’d love to have visited the nearby Stipple stones while we were here, but we’d already spent nearly two hours at the circle, and with a pint at the Jamaica Inn calling, and a further four hours of driving ahead of us before reaching home, we had to drag ourselves away.

This place has been a revelation though, probably the perfect combination of fine weather, the endpoint of a great holiday and the giddy excitement of going to a site for the first time, means it’s exceeded all expectations. Knowing now how easy it is to get to, I can see this being a regular stop off when we come down to Cornwall again.
Ravenfeather Posted by Ravenfeather
28th March 2014ce

Brane (Entrance Grave) — Images

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20th March 2014ce

Brane (Entrance Grave) — Fieldnotes

Visited 8th March 2014

This was another site on my must see list for this trip down to Cornwall. With some judicious Google Earth scrying beforehand, in conjunction with a trusty O.S map, I’d identified the parking spot on the bend mentioned in Carl’s notes.

We approached down a narrow lane off the A30, a signpost warning that the track was unsuitable for HGV’s, and even in our little car it was tight going. Ellen drove as I navigated, somewhat fretful in case she met something coming the other way, as there were few passing places, and reversing on the narrow twisty roads would have taken some doing.

Following the signs towards Carn Euny we reached an even narrower track, this one with a no through road sign at the start of it. Ellen was reticent about taking it, but I encouraged her to take a drive of faith and so we carried on. Within minutes there is a thick band of grass growing up the centre of the road, but we’d come this far so there’s no turning back now! It’s not long though before I recognise the pull-in next to the public footpath sign I’d seen on Google Earth.

Parking up here Ellen decided to wait in the car, worried in case we ended up blocking the way for some huge agricultural machinery, and also being a bit more wary of trespassing than my blasé attitude towards it. I happily hopped over the gate however, and walking up the edge of the currently empty meadow, again followed Carl’s directions into the neighbouring field.

As I entered the field I was taken aback, the burial mound, so perfectly small and round sitting there incongruously in the field, just looked so unreal. Getting up close I could see just how different this chamber seemed from other barrows I’d visited, looking more like a roundhouse than a tomb (perhaps that’s the idea?).

Either way it’s lovely, probably the first chambered tomb I’d describe as cute. The gorsey toupee just adds to its character, and the vegetation growing around it gives the place an organic quality. As I bend down to look into the entrance it’s almost as if the stones of the entranceway are reaching around to give me a hug. Squeezing into the chamber, no slugs are in evidence today, but creeping tendrils of bramble are starting worm their way in, grabbing at my coat, and I really wish I had a pair of secateurs with me just to keep the chamber clear.

As I lean against the side of the mound to write my notes everything seems a bit illusory here, the sky is perfectly blue, the grass low cropped and gently rippling in the breeze, the lonely cawing of crows overhead, and not a sight or sound of the modern world in evidence. It’s like some bucolic idyll, and it feels as if nothing has changed since Borlase was here, if ever a site had a palpable vibe, it’s this one.

Utterly enchanted I forget the time, and feeling a bit mean about abandoning Ellen, I drag myself away, only to find on my return she’d dozed off in the car, so I could have stayed a bit longer I suppose! Anyway I will be back!

With all the abundance of megalithic wonderment crammed into this small part of West Penwith it’s interesting that this little burial chamber seems to have affected me most of all the places I’ve been so far this week, I can’t recommend a visit to this hidden gem highly enough.
Ravenfeather Posted by Ravenfeather
20th March 2014ce
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