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Bossiney Mound

Artificial Mound

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Nearest Town:Hallworthy (11km E)
OS Ref (GB):   SX066887 / Sheet: 200
Latitude:50° 39' 54.68" N
Longitude:   4° 44' 13.2" W

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Visited 21.4.12

Easily seen from the B3263 just north of Tintagel.

It looks like a mini Motte to me and has a large tree growing out of the top.

It is approximately 3 metres high and 20 metres across.

Nothing much else I can add.
Posted by CARL
25th April 2012ce


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Neil Fairbairn, in his 1983 'Travellers guide to the kingdoms of Arthur', mentions a Christianised version of the story. He says that at the end of the world the golden round table will rise to the earth's surface and be carried up to heaven. The saints will sit round it to eat, and Christ will be the waiter and serve them.

He also mentions that at its yearly midsummer appearance, a flash of light from it briefly illuminates the sky, and then it sinks again. Nah that'll just be the earthlights I reckon.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
14th December 2005ce

It is thought that King Arthur's Round Table is buried at Bossiney Mound.

Once a year, at midnight on Midsummer Eve, it is believed that the table rises out of the ground and stands in the moonlight.
Posted by phil
23rd December 2001ce