natural features

significant sarson stones west kennet avenue.

, significant sarson stones west kennet avenue. the anamorphic stone is one of the many significant stones making up the avenue, the processional route from the sanctuary and avebury henge and circles. undoubtably chosen for their shape and surface features

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significant sarson stones west kennet avenue.

, significant sarson stones west kennet avenue. the anamorphic stone is one of the many significant stones making up the avenue, the processional route from the sanctuary and avebury henge and circles. undoubtably chosen for their shape and surface features

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reflection refraction#2. hayle harbour #010 montagecity.com

reflection refraction#2. hayle harbour #010
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reflection refraction#2. hayle harbour #010
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reflection refraction#1 montagecity.com

reflection refraction#1
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tabletop dolmen. from beach stones.

tabletop dolmen. from beach stones.
many of the quoits in west cornwall have their capstones supported by four main stones making up the opposing sides with a blocking and back stone completing the enclosure. some now have stones fallen or removed and some have been rebuilt in relatively recent times. the earliest megaliths in cornwall announcing the transition to farming or the hearding of cattle and the onset of neolithic practices. the capstones are seemingly carefully chosen to resemble the tors that surround and are intervisible with them. interestingly many have had beach pepples found within or near them
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tabletop dolmen. from beach stones.

tabletop dolmen. from beach stones.
many of the quoits in west cornwall have their capstones supported by four main stones making up the opposing sides with a blocking and back stone completing the enclosure. some now have stones fallen or removed and some have been rebuilt in relatively recent times. the earliest megaliths in cornwall announcing the transition to farming or the hearding of cattle and the onset of neolithic practices. the capstones are seemingly carefully chosen to resemble the tors that surround and are intervisible with them. interestingly many have had beach pepples found within or near them
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lockdown lockup.

lockdown lockup. my studio workshop door. just can’t bring myself to paint it over. there’s something to be treasured in the tell tale signs of decomposition over time

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lockdown lockup.

lockdown lockup. my studio workshop door. just can’t bring myself to paint it over. there’s something to be treasured in the tell tale signs of decomposition over time

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tabletop quoit. dolmen. cromlech.

tabletop quoit. dolmen. cromlech. amongst the earliest megalithic monuments to appear in britain, dolmen or cromlech become part of prehistoric landscape. possible dates are between 5800-6300BP. portable versions available from pebble beaches near you

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tabletop quoit. dolmen. cromlech.

tabletop quoit. dolmen. cromlech. amongst the earliest megalithic monuments to appear in britain, dolmen or cromlech become part of prehistoric landscape. possible dates are between 5800-6300BP. portable versions available from pebble beaches near you

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the ordinary and extra-ordinary. columbia road lock-up rosewall hill granite tor.

the ordinary and extra-ordinary. columbia road lock-up rosewall hill granite tor.

on a hill across the valley from here -on trink there’s a large tor known locally as the grandmother’s stone.
is this extra-ordinary configuration here its counterpart? – the grandfather’s stone? these stones i’m sure entered the world of our ancestors in a similar way – by naming it it enters the imagination and the story begins.
the ordinary also needs a name if it is to be recovered and reclaimed. a bolted door; little used;? locking down a hidden world. shut tight; lock-up; keep out; lockdown; sealed up; sealed tight – this door also becomes an opening onto the imaginary.
grandfathers tor. north of rosewall hill west -open access. national trust / columbia road lock up -closed. no entry. weekend working only. market trader

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the ordinary and extra-ordinary. columbia road lock-up rosewall hill granite tor.

the ordinary and extra-ordinary. columbia road lock-up rosewall hill granite tor.

on a hill across the valley from here -on trink there’s a large tor known locally as the grandmother’s stone.
is this extra-ordinary configuration here its counterpart? – the grandfather’s stone? these stones i’m sure entered the world of our ancestors in a similar way – by naming it it enters the imagination and the story begins.
the ordinary also needs a name if it is to be recovered and reclaimed. a bolted door; little used;? locking down a hidden world. shut tight; lock-up; keep out; lockdown; sealed up; sealed tight – this door also becomes an opening onto the imaginary.
grandfathers tor. north of rosewall hill west -open access. national trust / columbia road lock up -closed. no entry. weekend working only. market trader

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recent discoveries at bryn celli ddu.

recent discoveries at bryn celli ddu.
a geophysical survey was conducted, recently, around the bryn celli ddu chambered tomb exposing evidence of a cairn cemetery. the 5,000-year-old tomb, a complex dating from the neolithic through to early bronze age, was also found to include the at least four burial cairns and a cluster of prehistoric pits with pottery deposits, worked flint, and tools. its relationship to the summer equinox was tested confirming that the main passage focuses the light along its length and illuminating the entire polygonal stone chamber.

in addition 8 new cupmarked rock art on associated outcrops have been identified, using 3d scanning techniques. a dumbbell motif surrounded by singular cup-marks, cup-marks in close formation, possibly in the form of a rosette and one with a large cup-mark

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recent discoveries at bryn celli ddu.

recent discoveries at bryn celli ddu.
a geophysical survey was conducted, recently, around the bryn celli ddu chambered tomb exposing evidence of a cairn cemetery. the 5,000-year-old tomb, a complex dating from the neolithic through to early bronze age, was also found to include the at least four burial cairns and a cluster of prehistoric pits with pottery deposits, worked flint, and tools. its relationship to the summer equinox was tested confirming that the main passage focuses the light along its length and illuminating the entire polygonal stone chamber.

in addition 8 new cupmarked rock art on associated outcrops have been identified, using 3d scanning techniques. a dumbbell motif surrounded by singular cup-marks, cup-marks in close formation, possibly in the form of a rosette and one with a large cup-mark

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bryn cello ddu. petrified monolith?

  bryn cello ddu. petrified monolith? an unusual feature of the chamber, is a large free-standing pillar, not tall enough to have supported the roof, cylindrical in shape, and with a rounded top. the markings on the surface strikingly similar

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bryn cello ddu. petrified monolith?

  bryn cello ddu. petrified monolith? an unusual feature of the chamber, is a large free-standing pillar, not tall enough to have supported the roof, cylindrical in shape, and with a rounded top. the markings on the surface strikingly similar

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kichentable cromlech. project for a small monument.

kichentable cromlech. down side up. project for a small monument. donald judd c1060-1991 . view from above #megalith #microlith #monument #modernprehistory #pastpresent #proppedstone #cromlech #earthfastdolmen #balancingstone #modernarchaeology #sculpture instagram: https://instagr.am/p/B_fMzi5Hxmr/

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kichentable cromlech. project for a small monument.

kichentable cromlech. down side up. project for a small monument. donald judd c1060-1991 . view from above #megalith #microlith #monument #modernprehistory #pastpresent #proppedstone #cromlech #earthfastdolmen #balancingstone #modernarchaeology #sculpture instagram: https://instagr.am/p/B_fMzi5Hxmr/

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bryn celli ddu

bryn celli ddu is a late neolithic passage grave in the european atlantic tradition, excavated and partly restored in 1920s (hemp 1930). it comprises an outer circular stone kerb c. 26m diameter, with an inner stone arc, both of which

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bryn celli ddu

bryn celli ddu is a late neolithic passage grave in the european atlantic tradition, excavated and partly restored in 1920s (hemp 1930). it comprises an outer circular stone kerb c. 26m diameter, with an inner stone arc, both of which

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kitchen table earth fast cromlech. project for a small monument

kitchen table earth fast cromlech. project for a small monument #balance #balancing stone #archaeology #pastpresent #timetravel #earthfast #proppedstone #sculpture #megalith #megalithicarchitecturethe shape of the major stone and the balance go hand in hand. it is not necessarily placed centrally as

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kitchen table earth fast cromlech. project for a small monument

kitchen table earth fast cromlech. project for a small monument #balance #balancing stone #archaeology #pastpresent #timetravel #earthfast #proppedstone #sculpture #megalith #megalithicarchitecturethe shape of the major stone and the balance go hand in hand. it is not necessarily placed centrally as

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trethevy quoit. portal dolmen burial chamber

trethevy quoit. the monument is a burial chamber of the portal dolmen class, and its surrounding cairn, dating to the neolithic period. it comprises a chamber of large stone slabs, with a massive capstone, set in a low mound. the

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trethevy quoit. portal dolmen burial chamber

trethevy quoit. the monument is a burial chamber of the portal dolmen class, and its surrounding cairn, dating to the neolithic period. it comprises a chamber of large stone slabs, with a massive capstone, set in a low mound. the

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carn wnda. earth fast chambered tomb.

  carn wnda. earth fast chambered tomb. this type of tomb typical in this part of pembroke. the capstone is held fast to the ground on one side with the leading edge lifted up by a prop stone and covers

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carn wnda. earth fast chambered tomb.

  carn wnda. earth fast chambered tomb. this type of tomb typical in this part of pembroke. the capstone is held fast to the ground on one side with the leading edge lifted up by a prop stone and covers

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hurlers stone circles

the hurlers three stone circles set on a gently south facing slope in open moorland which has been extensively scarred by mining and quarrying. norden, was the first to record the hurlers in 1584, although he did not realise that

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hurlers stone circles

the hurlers three stone circles set on a gently south facing slope in open moorland which has been extensively scarred by mining and quarrying. norden, was the first to record the hurlers in 1584, although he did not realise that

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the mên-an-tol

the men-an-tol monument consists of four stones: one fallen, two uprights, and between these a circular one, 1.3m in diameter, pierced by a hole about half its size in diameter. an old plan of men-an-tol (the stone of the hole)

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the mên-an-tol

the men-an-tol monument consists of four stones: one fallen, two uprights, and between these a circular one, 1.3m in diameter, pierced by a hole about half its size in diameter. an old plan of men-an-tol (the stone of the hole)

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boscawen-un stone circle

boscawen-un This stone circle is actually an ellipse (24.9 x 21.9m) with the longer axis orientated NW – SE. The stones are graded in height towards the west. thom classified this ring as a type b flattened circle, suggesting it

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boscawen-un stone circle

boscawen-un This stone circle is actually an ellipse (24.9 x 21.9m) with the longer axis orientated NW – SE. The stones are graded in height towards the west. thom classified this ring as a type b flattened circle, suggesting it

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cumbrian cup-marked panels

a new group of cup-marked (cupules) panels have came to light recently (2015) that lie within a region defined as the cumbria high fells (natural england, 2010). kate e. sharpe of the department of archaeology, durham university, outlines here the

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cumbrian cup-marked panels

a new group of cup-marked (cupules) panels have came to light recently (2015) that lie within a region defined as the cumbria high fells (natural england, 2010). kate e. sharpe of the department of archaeology, durham university, outlines here the

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trevellas cove.saint agnes.

#beachscape #geology #seascape #rockpools #landscape #mining  https://ift.tt/2ZcjdC2

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trevellas cove.saint agnes.

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chapel carn brea _neolithic long barrow.

_chapel carn brea _neolithic long barrow or cairn. this unique monument sits on the crest of this last hill on west penwith peninsula or the first on uk’s land mass if you were travelling up from the iberian coastal waters.

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chapel carn brea _neolithic long barrow.

_chapel carn brea _neolithic long barrow or cairn. this unique monument sits on the crest of this last hill on west penwith peninsula or the first on uk’s land mass if you were travelling up from the iberian coastal waters.

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neolithic long carn or barrow. chaple carn brea west penwith.

neolithic long carn or barrow. chaple carn brea west penwith. the last high point before the western sea board and the site of much prehistory – heavily populated by a range of neolithic and bronze age long and round barrows entrance graves and carns. it is an important ceremonial site in view of the atlantic with many of its sites unexcavated. comprises an elongated stony mound, oriented NNW to SSE, situated on a crest above a slight southern slope. It is 26m long and varies between 5.0m and 6.0m wide. within this width comprises a flattened mound of small tightly packed stones, which at the northern end broadens to 3.2m. seven earthfast stones occur at irregular intervals by the edge of the flat mound and again towards the perimeter of the mound. these average between 0.1m to 0.3m but one of two leaning stones is 0.9m high. there are at least seventeen displaced blocks or slabs averaging 1.0m long and 0.7m wide on the mound and around its perimeter, but with no obvious sockets to confirm that they are part of a displaced kerb. one of the most interesting features is the way it incorporates a large 15m horizontal outcrop. initially level with the stone mound, this now rises 1.7m above it and at the southern end is 3.0m above the present ground level. along its axis small stones have been packed against and into its crevices. probably important before the carn was built, these outcrops have had their meaning and myths transferred to the barrow to enhance its status and presence in this ceremonial landscape

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neolithic long carn or barrow. chaple carn brea west penwith.

neolithic long carn or barrow. chaple carn brea west penwith. the last high point before the western sea board and the site of much prehistory – heavily populated by a range of neolithic and bronze age long and round barrows entrance graves and carns. it is an important ceremonial site in view of the atlantic with many of its sites unexcavated. comprises an elongated stony mound, oriented NNW to SSE, situated on a crest above a slight southern slope. It is 26m long and varies between 5.0m and 6.0m wide. within this width comprises a flattened mound of small tightly packed stones, which at the northern end broadens to 3.2m. seven earthfast stones occur at irregular intervals by the edge of the flat mound and again towards the perimeter of the mound. these average between 0.1m to 0.3m but one of two leaning stones is 0.9m high. there are at least seventeen displaced blocks or slabs averaging 1.0m long and 0.7m wide on the mound and around its perimeter, but with no obvious sockets to confirm that they are part of a displaced kerb. one of the most interesting features is the way it incorporates a large 15m horizontal outcrop. initially level with the stone mound, this now rises 1.7m above it and at the southern end is 3.0m above the present ground level. along its axis small stones have been packed against and into its crevices. probably important before the carn was built, these outcrops have had their meaning and myths transferred to the barrow to enhance its status and presence in this ceremonial landscape

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flow-like features on mars.

  flow-like features on mars.  while some scientists say they are probably produced by liquid water or brine on the red planet’s surface, other investigators interpret these features as dry mass movements, stirred up by alternative geological processes. whatever the cause, these slope

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flow-like features on mars.

  flow-like features on mars.  while some scientists say they are probably produced by liquid water or brine on the red planet’s surface, other investigators interpret these features as dry mass movements, stirred up by alternative geological processes. whatever the cause, these slope

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rosewall_hill east tor.

rosewall_hill east tor. these rock formations were undoubtably important in the dally and seasonal activity of our ancestors and would have formed a integrated part of their cosmology. this would explain how the shape and appearance their associated basin holes and chamber-like recesses are emulated in the megaliths that were to be part of the landscape in west penwith. #westpenwith #landscape_markers #ancient_architecture #neolithic #landscape #archaeology #architype

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rosewall_hill east tor.

rosewall_hill east tor. these rock formations were undoubtably important in the dally and seasonal activity of our ancestors and would have formed a integrated part of their cosmology. this would explain how the shape and appearance their associated basin holes and chamber-like recesses are emulated in the megaliths that were to be part of the landscape in west penwith. #westpenwith #landscape_markers #ancient_architecture #neolithic #landscape #archaeology #architype

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rosewall_hill_tor.

rosewall_hill_tor. this spectacular stone emulates the neolithic quoits or dolmens that are special to west penwith. this is adjacent to another particular stone formation that orients its ocular opening towards the rising and setting sun. also close at hand are a number of bronze age curbed barrows. #architype #architecture #neolithic #tor #dolmen #quoits #westpenwith #ancient_architecture #photoworks

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rosewall_hill_tor.

rosewall_hill_tor. this spectacular stone emulates the neolithic quoits or dolmens that are special to west penwith. this is adjacent to another particular stone formation that orients its ocular opening towards the rising and setting sun. also close at hand are a number of bronze age curbed barrows. #architype #architecture #neolithic #tor #dolmen #quoits #westpenwith #ancient_architecture #photoworks

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carnstabba rock_cut_basin

carnstabba rock_cut_basin looking out towards rosewall hill and trevalgan hill. these basins are to this day used by aboriginal peoples as gathering places. gathering ones thoughts. exchanging news. trading goods. watering. #stones #rock_cut_basins #journey_ing #natural_stone_feature #gathering_point #gathering_places #sacredplaces #rosewallhill #trevalgan #trevalganhill #bnw #blackandwhitephotography #carnstabba

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carnstabba rock_cut_basin

carnstabba rock_cut_basin looking out towards rosewall hill and trevalgan hill. these basins are to this day used by aboriginal peoples as gathering places. gathering ones thoughts. exchanging news. trading goods. watering. #stones #rock_cut_basins #journey_ing #natural_stone_feature #gathering_point #gathering_places #sacredplaces #rosewallhill #trevalgan #trevalganhill #bnw #blackandwhitephotography #carnstabba

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carnstabba_logan_stone#4

carnstabbe_logan_stone#4 this close up shows the rock cut basins that penetrate the granite on two levels of this stacked logan stone. rock cut basins are the combined work of acidic water, wind agitation and chemical reaction over long periods of geological time. borlase the antiquarian thought them to be the work of the ancients and used in ritual ceremony. recent research by tilley and others have revealed that these natural features are often associated with sites of prehistory so while they are natural in origin they are thought to be important in the belief systems of our ancestors and were incorporated into their ceremonial complexes. #ancient_architecture #logan_stone #sacredplaces #ancestors #natural_stone_feature #bnw

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carnstabba_logan_stone#4

carnstabbe_logan_stone#4 this close up shows the rock cut basins that penetrate the granite on two levels of this stacked logan stone. rock cut basins are the combined work of acidic water, wind agitation and chemical reaction over long periods of geological time. borlase the antiquarian thought them to be the work of the ancients and used in ritual ceremony. recent research by tilley and others have revealed that these natural features are often associated with sites of prehistory so while they are natural in origin they are thought to be important in the belief systems of our ancestors and were incorporated into their ceremonial complexes. #ancient_architecture #logan_stone #sacredplaces #ancestors #natural_stone_feature #bnw

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carnstabba_logan_stone#3.

carnstabbe_logan_stone#3. situated in a small clearing on the brow of the hill at carnstabba this logan stone locates the origin of a small spring and could further emphasise its importance to our ancestors in a world where such stone features could take on mythic and symbolic importance. the grandmothers stone can be seen on horizon at trink hill. #ancient_architecture #logan_stone #sacredplaces #ancestors #natural_stone_feature #bnw

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carnstabba_logan_stone#3.

carnstabbe_logan_stone#3. situated in a small clearing on the brow of the hill at carnstabba this logan stone locates the origin of a small spring and could further emphasise its importance to our ancestors in a world where such stone features could take on mythic and symbolic importance. the grandmothers stone can be seen on horizon at trink hill. #ancient_architecture #logan_stone #sacredplaces #ancestors #natural_stone_feature #bnw

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sun_stone. zennor hill.

sun_stone. this standing stone and its companion granite stacks overlook zennor and gurnards point and marks a significant place in this landscape of lateral granite hills and valleys. the sun_stone with its holed lens acts as seasonal sundial and place marker. sun earth and sea are brought together here and celebrate this special location on zennor hill.

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sun_stone. zennor hill.

sun_stone. this standing stone and its companion granite stacks overlook zennor and gurnards point and marks a significant place in this landscape of lateral granite hills and valleys. the sun_stone with its holed lens acts as seasonal sundial and place marker. sun earth and sea are brought together here and celebrate this special location on zennor hill.

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the materiality of stones

   the early modernist concern to ‘let the material speak’ can be traced back to prehistory.  the materiality of the stones selected for use in prehistory’s ceremonial assemblages is one of great importance, where certain stones are carefully chosen for there surface texture, visual tactility,

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the materiality of stones

   the early modernist concern to ‘let the material speak’ can be traced back to prehistory.  the materiality of the stones selected for use in prehistory’s ceremonial assemblages is one of great importance, where certain stones are carefully chosen for there surface texture, visual tactility,

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tor enclosures

at roughtor a well preserved stone-built tor enclosure incorporates the natural outcrops of roughtor and little roughtor. its stony banks are shown as solid black lines in this plan to the right. it was surveyed on the ground by english

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tor enclosures

at roughtor a well preserved stone-built tor enclosure incorporates the natural outcrops of roughtor and little roughtor. its stony banks are shown as solid black lines in this plan to the right. it was surveyed on the ground by english

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