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Bowda Stone Circle

Stone Circle (Destroyed)

<b>Bowda Stone Circle</b>Posted by philImage © phil
Nearest Town:Launceston (10km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   SX247775 / Sheet: 201
Latitude:50° 34' 13.03" N
Longitude:   4° 28' 32.97" W

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The site has now been cleared of all stone to make a field. It is thought by Cornwall Arch Grp that it was most probably a hut circle. Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
20th January 2005ce

According to John Barnatt in his book
'Prehistoric Cornwall' 1982
IBSN 0-85500-129-1

"This site was first noted in 1921 by Crawford, from information by Breton, as a 'circle stone'.
It is likely to be either a group of natural boulders or the pound nearby."

I think the Crawford that Barnatt refers to is- Osbert Guy Stanhope Crawford 1886-1957

O.G.S. Crawford was a pioneering aerial photographer and British archaeologist.

His publication Wessex from the Air (1928) was his first collection of aerial photographs of archaeological sites

Not sure if this helps much.
Barnatt also gives a slighty differrent
grid ref of SX24757755
Posted by phil
16th December 2004ce
Edited 16th December 2004ce

A semi circle of recumbent stones lies on the edge of the clitter.

ref: Parish of Northhill checklist
the grid ref given here is 24537730
Posted by phil
22nd March 2002ce
Edited 24th March 2013ce