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Duloe stone circle

Duloe stone circle
Location Duloe, Cornwall
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Architectural style(s) British pre-Roman Architecture
Duloe stone circle is located in Cornwall
Duloe stone circle
Duloe stone circle shown within Cornwall

Duloe stone circle or Duloe circle is a stone circle in the village of Duloe, located 5 miles (8.0 km) from Looe in Cornwall, UK.[1]

It is made of eight bright white quartzite stones place in an oval shaped circle. Stones vary in height, the largest on the south being over 12 tons and 2.65 metres (8.7 ft) high. The dimensions in a north south direction are 11.9 metres (39 ft) by 10.7 metres (35 ft). Its original width is unknown as it was moved in 1861 due to an intersecting hedge. Two of the stones were broken in the manoeuvre. It was also claimed that a bronze age urn full of bones was smashed after being found under one of the stones and allegedly crumbled into the air.[2] It can be accessed near Duloe village on the B3254, signposted on the west of the road in a field. The site inspired the 2006 video game Barrow Hill.

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References

  1. ^ William C. Lukis (1885). The prehistoric stone monuments of the British Isles: Cornwall. Printed for Nichols and Sons for the Society of Antiquaries. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Aubrey Burl (2005). A guide to the stone circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany. Yale University Press. pp. 32–.  

External links

  • Cornwall's Archaeological Heritage - field guide to accessible sites - Duloe stone circle
  • Illustrated entry in the Megalithic Portal
  • Illustrated entry in the Modern Antiquarian
  • Pastscape - English Heritage entry about Duloe stone circle
  • Map sources for Duloe stone circle
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