rosewall hill revisited. balancing stone. logan stone. rock basin. 2012-2021. this rather special stone is found adjacent to the main tor outcrop at western end of rosewall. there are three main granite outcrops along the crest of rosewall hill, all with significant features that would have made them candidates for inclusion in the ancient cosmologies of our ancestors. the extraordinary shape of the tors, the balancing stones and the rock basins might well be understood as the work of the ancestors. the landscape has been much mutilated by more recent mining activity but tin mining here goes back to the bronze age and there are the remains of some built stone monuments, two standing stones and a stone cairn circle. ..#rosewallhill, #loganstones, #balancingstones, #rockbasins, #solutionsbasins, #naturalstonefeatures, #theancestors #ancientcosmolgy, #ancientwisdom, #ancienthistory, #prehistory, #westpenwith, #montagecity.com

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reevaluating trevalgon hill. possible stone dolmen/kist. at the summit of trevalgon hill at the trig point there are two standing stones or upright boulders that i have often thought bore closer inspection. the one nearest to rosewall has the remains of a square earthen pit and could be a candidate for a kist and sits between the two stones. there are signs of packing stones or the remains of a stone cairn around the two stones and the whole is sited on substantial grounders in the manor of many monuments locally and elsewhere that ‘capture’ the ‘power of the stones’ for ceremonial purposes. (tilley). ..#trevalgon, #trevalgonhill, #monuments, #dolmen, #kist, #cist, #ancienthistory, #prehistory, #stonemonuments, #ancientsite, #ancientlandscapes, #westpenwith, #archaeology, #archaeologyfieldwork, #cairn, ##unknownmonuments, #montagecity..#montagecity.com

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pavement; pathway; platform; hurlers triple stone circle complex. the section is part of the 15 m long by 1 m wide pavement – it was edged by a stone kerb at its southwestern end which marked a clear terminal stone (b1) with a gap of undisturbed ground (over 3 m) between it and the edge of the central stone circle. the northern end of the pavement was marked by a straggle of stones which fizzled out onto a decayed granite moorstone. again, a clear 5m gap lies between the end of the pavement and standing stone (a13) on the southern tim of the northern circle. the pavement stones are tightly packed with well defined edges. during the 2013 excavation, revealed a wide variety of stone types: granites, elvan, altered wall rock, vein material, black fault surface rock, phyllite, quartz and mica (besson 2013), many with sharp edges forming an irregular lumpy surface. colour may have been an important aspect, with pink and orange granites and shiny gold pieces of phyllite and the reflective qualities of quartz and mica. the stones were chosen from a variety of sources and the triangular ‘pyramid’ stone of projecting above the surface and placed off centre suggest that the pavement was to be observed rather that walked over. all this is might suggest a purpose more closely aligned with the notion of land art with its connection with the landscape. additionally the hurler circles has a connection it seems with the milky way rising to clear view as it does against the western horizon. this might well have been a further inspiration for the shape and organisation of the pavement with its coloured and reflective surface and projecting stones. ..#hurlers, #stonecircles, #hurlersstonecircles, #pavement, #ancientwisdom, #ancientsites, #ancientlandscape, #archaeology, #ancientart, #landart, #neolithic, #brongeage, #ancientsculpture, #ancientandmodern, #prehistory, #prehistoricart, .. #montagecity.com

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pavement; pathway; platform; hurlers triple stone circle complex. the section is part of the 15 m long by 1 m wide pavement – it was edged by a stone kerb at its southwestern end which marked a clear terminal stone (b1) with a gap of undisturbed ground (over 3 m) between it and the edge of the central stone circle. the northern end of the pavement was marked by a straggle of stones which fizzled out onto a decayed granite moorstone. again, a clear 5m gap lies between the end of the pavement and standing stone (a13) on the southern tim of the northern circle. the pavement stones are tightly packed with well defined edges. during the 2013 excavation, revealed a wide variety of stone types: granites, elvan, altered wall rock, vein material, black fault surface rock, phyllite, quartz and mica (besson 2013), many with sharp edges forming an irregular lumpy surface. colour may have been an important aspect, with pink and orange granites and shiny gold pieces of phyllite and the reflective qualities of quartz and mica. the stones were chosen from a variety of sources and the triangular ‘pyramid’ stone of projecting above the surface and placed off centre suggest that the pavement was to be observed rather that walked over. all this is might suggest a purpose more closely aligned with the notion of land art with its connection with the landscape. additionally the hurler circles has a connection it seems with the milky way rising to clear view as it does against the western horizon. this might well have been a further inspiration for the shape and organisation of the pavement with its coloured and reflective surface and projecting stones. ..#hurlers, #stonecircles, #hurlersstonecircles, #pavement, #ancientwisdom, #ancientsites, #ancientlandscape, #archaeology, #ancientart, #landart, #neolithic, #brongeage, #ancientsculpture, #ancientandmodern, #prehistory, #prehistoricart, .. #montagecity.com

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listening to the stones.

justin wiggin converts magnetic frequencies into audible sound. each stone would give off different sounds with its own individual signature. this stone is the most northerly of the southern circle at the hurlers triple stone circle. see @glassedtwin.

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listening to the stones.

justin wiggin converts magnetic frequencies into audible sound. each stone would give off different sounds with its own individual signature. this stone is the most northerly of the southern circle at the hurlers triple stone circle. see @glassedtwin.

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boswens menhir and cairn. at 210m above sea level and 2.38 high this menhir is intervisible with chun quoit and the tregaseal holed stone row and stone circle (just). it was first recorded by dr borlase in 1754 in the midst of a small stone cairn 7.5m in diameter and covering a third of its height…#menhir, #menhirs #boswensmenhir, #carne, #cairn, #chunquoit, #holedstones, #holedstonerow, #westpenwith, #cornwall, #ancientstones, #megalith, #orthostat, #longstone..montagecity.com

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boswens menhir and cairn. at 210m above sea level and 2.38 high this menhir is intervisible with chun quoit and the tregaseal holed stone row and stone circle (just). it was first recorded by dr borlase in 1754 in the midst of a small stone cairn 7.5m in diameter and covering a third of its height…#menhir, #menhirs #boswensmenhir, #carne, #cairn, #chunquoit, #holedstones, #holedstonerow, #westpenwith, #cornwall, #ancientstones, #megalith, #orthostat, #longstone..montagecity.com

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boswens menhir and cairn. at 210m above sea level and 2.38 high this menhir is intervisible with chun quoit and the tregaseal holed stone row and stone circle (just). it was first recorded by dr borlase in 1754 in the midst of a small stone cairn 7.5m in diameter and covering a third of its height…#menhir, #menhirs #boswensmenhir, #carne, #cairn, #chunquoit, #holedstones, #holedstonerow, #westpenwith, #cornwall, #ancientstones, #megalith, #orthostat,

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boswens menhir and cairn. at 210m above sea level and 2.38 high this menhir is intervisible with chun quoit and the tregaseal holed stone row and stone circle (just). it was first recorded by dr borlase in 1754 in the midst of a small stone cairn 7.5m in diameter and covering a third of its height…#menhir, #menhirs #boswensmenhir, #carne, #cairn, #chunquoit, #holedstones, #holedstonerow, #westpenwith, #cornwall, #ancientstones, #megalith, #orthostat,

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yar tor cairn. looking back towards corndon hill bronze age cairns. both the southern tor cairns and one of the northern cairns are visible on the brow of the hill. visibility seems to be the watch word for siting burial cairns, mounds and barrows in the bronze age with the move away from a more anonymous collective burials celebrating the ancestors in the neolithic, being replaced by a continental ‘beaker’ culture based on celebrating individuals within a more stratified societal structure. ..#yartor, #burialcairn, #cairns, #bronzeage, #tors, #dartmoor, #ancientsite, #stonecairns, #ancientsites, #ancestors, #ancient-history, #prehistory, #neolithic, #beakerculture, #collectiveburials, #ancestorworship, #standoutstones, #intervisibility,

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yar tor cairn. looking back towards corndon hill bronze age cairns. both the southern tor cairns and one of the northern cairns are visible on the brow of the hill. visibility seems to be the watch word for siting burial cairns, mounds and barrows in the bronze age with the move away from a more anonymous collective burials celebrating the ancestors in the neolithic, being replaced by a continental ‘beaker’ culture based on celebrating individuals within a more stratified societal structure. ..#yartor, #burialcairn, #cairns, #bronzeage, #tors, #dartmoor, #ancientsite, #stonecairns, #ancientsites, #ancestors, #ancient-history, #prehistory, #neolithic, #beakerculture, #collectiveburials, #ancestorworship, #standoutstones, #intervisibility,

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corndon tor cairn . dartmoor. another view from the south showing the tor which has been surrounded by the bronze age cairn. an additional feature seen in the foreground is a series of ‘platforms’ running down the southern slope each with a possible ‘alter’ stone (immediate foreground). these are well positioned within these large flat grounders and might have preceded the cairns as gathering places close to the heavens a d away from early summer settlements lower down the hill. ..#prehistory, #megalithic, #torcairn, #torcairns, #tors, #corndonhill, #corndoncairn, #dartmoor, #dartmoorarchaeology, #ancienthistory, #bronzeage, #ancestors, #neolithic, #gatheringplace, #ancientsites, #ritual, #burialmound, #ancientassemblage, ..montagecity.com

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corndon tor cairn . dartmoor. another view from the south showing the tor which has been surrounded by the bronze age cairn. an additional feature seen in the foreground is a series of ‘platforms’ running down the southern slope each with a possible ‘alter’ stone (immediate foreground). these are well positioned within these large flat grounders and might have preceded the cairns as gathering places close to the heavens a d away from early summer settlements lower down the hill. ..#prehistory, #megalithic, #torcairn, #torcairns, #tors, #corndonhill, #corndoncairn, #dartmoor, #dartmoorarchaeology, #ancienthistory, #bronzeage, #ancestors, #neolithic, #gatheringplace, #ancientsites, #ritual, #burialmound, #ancientassemblage, ..montagecity.com

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gardom's edge standing stone (inset). new evidence that a 4000-year-old monolith, thought to have been erected by neolithic people around 2000BC, was aligned as an astronomical marker. the 2.2 meter high monument, located in the peak district national park, has a striking, right-angled triangular shape that slants up towards geographic south. the orientation and inclination of the slope is aligned to the altitude of the sun at mid-summer. it is thought to be a marker for a social arena for seasonal gatherings, 3d computer analysis have been use to calculate the seasons four millennia ago, given the changes in the earths axis. this showed that the slanted side of the stone would remain in permanent shadow during the winter, while it would have been illuminated only in the morning and afternoon during most of the summer. at midsummer. solar projection in monuments of this period is quite rare in the british isles, new grange, in ireland, and some clava cairns in scotland being notable exceptions. given the proximity of the neolithic enclosure and possible ritual importance of this site, the gardom's edge monolith could be another such example…

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gardom's edge standing stone (inset). new evidence that a 4000-year-old monolith, thought to have been erected by neolithic people around 2000BC, was aligned as an astronomical marker. the 2.2 meter high monument, located in the peak district national park, has a striking, right-angled triangular shape that slants up towards geographic south. the orientation and inclination of the slope is aligned to the altitude of the sun at mid-summer. it is thought to be a marker for a social arena for seasonal gatherings, 3d computer analysis have been use to calculate the seasons four millennia ago, given the changes in the earths axis. this showed that the slanted side of the stone would remain in permanent shadow during the winter, while it would have been illuminated only in the morning and afternoon during most of the summer. at midsummer. solar projection in monuments of this period is quite rare in the british isles, new grange, in ireland, and some clava cairns in scotland being notable exceptions. given the proximity of the neolithic enclosure and possible ritual importance of this site, the gardom's edge monolith could be another such example…

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ROSEWALL HILL ‘HOLED’ BALANCED STONE sunrise solstice.sun, moon and sky— seasons as measure of time passing moon and sun death and birth— sun moon as direction and orientation— ritualised in ceremonial monuments – [newgrange, stonehenge]— local monuments oriented towards the seasons sun paths— sun setting over water set the location of monuments. gardom's edge standing stone (inset). new evidence that a 4000-year-old monolith, thought to have been erected by neolithic people around 2000BC, was aligned as an astronomical marker. the 2.2 meter high monument, located in the peak district national park, has a striking, right-angled triangular shape that slants up towards geographic south. the orientation and inclination of the slope is aligned to the altitude of the sun at mid-summer. it is thought to be a marker for a social arena for seasonal gatherings, 3d computer analysis have been use to calculate the seasons four millennia ago, given the changes in the earths axis. this showed that the slanted side of the stone would remain in permanent shadow during the winter, while it would have been illuminated only in the morning and afternoon during most of the summer. at midsummer. solar projection in monuments of this period is quite rare in the british isles, new grange, in ireland, and some clava cairns in scotland being notable exceptions. given the proximity of the neolithic enclosure and possible ritual importance of this site, the gardom's edge monolith could be another such example..#neolithic, #prehistory, #mesolithic, #solstice #summersolstice, #remembering, #remembrance, #memory, #sunstone, #ancientlandscape, #ancientknowledge, #sunandmoon, #megaliths, #naturalstonefeatures. #ancientstones, #cornwall, #westpenwith, montagecity.com

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ROSEWALL HILL ‘HOLED’ BALANCED STONE sunrise solstice.sun, moon and sky— seasons as measure of time passing moon and sun death and birth— sun moon as direction and orientation— ritualised in ceremonial monuments – [newgrange, stonehenge]— local monuments oriented towards the seasons sun paths— sun setting over water set the location of monuments. gardom's edge standing stone (inset). new evidence that a 4000-year-old monolith, thought to have been erected by neolithic people around 2000BC, was aligned as an astronomical marker. the 2.2 meter high monument, located in the peak district national park, has a striking, right-angled triangular shape that slants up towards geographic south. the orientation and inclination of the slope is aligned to the altitude of the sun at mid-summer. it is thought to be a marker for a social arena for seasonal gatherings, 3d computer analysis have been use to calculate the seasons four millennia ago, given the changes in the earths axis. this showed that the slanted side of the stone would remain in permanent shadow during the winter, while it would have been illuminated only in the morning and afternoon during most of the summer. at midsummer. solar projection in monuments of this period is quite rare in the british isles, new grange, in ireland, and some clava cairns in scotland being notable exceptions. given the proximity of the neolithic enclosure and possible ritual importance of this site, the gardom's edge monolith could be another such example..#neolithic, #prehistory, #mesolithic, #solstice #summersolstice, #remembering, #remembrance, #memory, #sunstone, #ancientlandscape, #ancientknowledge, #sunandmoon, #megaliths, #naturalstonefeatures. #ancientstones, #cornwall, #westpenwith, montagecity.com

/ Comments Off on ROSEWALL HILL ‘HOLED’ BALANCED STONE sunrise solstice.sun, moon and sky— seasons as measure of time passing moon and sun death and birth— sun moon as direction and orientation— ritualised in ceremonial monuments – [newgrange, stonehenge]— local monuments oriented towards the seasons sun paths— sun setting over water set the location of monuments. gardom's edge standing stone (inset). new evidence that a 4000-year-old monolith, thought to have been erected by neolithic people around 2000BC, was aligned as an astronomical marker. the 2.2 meter high monument, located in the peak district national park, has a striking, right-angled triangular shape that slants up towards geographic south. the orientation and inclination of the slope is aligned to the altitude of the sun at mid-summer. it is thought to be a marker for a social arena for seasonal gatherings, 3d computer analysis have been use to calculate the seasons four millennia ago, given the changes in the earths axis. this showed that the slanted side of the stone would remain in permanent shadow during the winter, while it would have been illuminated only in the morning and afternoon during most of the summer. at midsummer. solar projection in monuments of this period is quite rare in the british isles, new grange, in ireland, and some clava cairns in scotland being notable exceptions. given the proximity of the neolithic enclosure and possible ritual importance of this site, the gardom's edge monolith could be another such example..#neolithic, #prehistory, #mesolithic, #solstice #summersolstice, #remembering, #remembrance, #memory, #sunstone, #ancientlandscape, #ancientknowledge, #sunandmoon, #megaliths, #naturalstonefeatures. #ancientstones, #cornwall, #westpenwith, montagecity.com

ROSEWALL HILL ‘HOLED’ BALANCED STONE sunrise solstice.water and rock, sea and soil, bone and ash, sun and moon. all have a place in the mesolithic cosmos and the neolithic which followed knew the importance their ancestors placed upon them. in actively manipulating . this material, bringing them into close relationship, one to another, their signifcance was at first revealed, then through repetative practice enhanced, re-inforced, with the result re-formed and the context transferred. whether in-situ (natural) or sited (super-natural) these material sources and their contexts, and the way they are assembled together, give them their special meaning and this understanding is transferred generation to generation. by this means, it becomes a way that re-inforces the past in the present, and their meaning is, further imbedded.the early antiquarian, w borlase, when he encountered these strange balancing stones and their ability to move with the wind, did not seperate them from the stone circles, quoits and burial mounds that surrounded them. they were, for him the result of some lost ritual practices that he could still see in their aboriginal form in contemporary societies. since, we have come to understand the natural process by which these stones appear in the landscape but what still remains is their symbolic presence and potential. this is as true today as it must have been when the mesolithic hunter-fisher-gatherers congregated at these higher places for the summer. after moving up to follow their game or herd. these special stones would have held the memory of previous endevours, of people past, of feasting and dancing, of the sun, stars and the moon, of life and of life passing. they have the ability of recall – of group remembrance – they are the extant material that is there to be read as we might today read a silicon chip…#neolithic, #prehistory, #mesolithic, #solstice #summersolstice, #remembering, #remembrance, #memory, #sunstone, #ancientlandscape, #ancientknowledge, #sunandmoon, #megaliths, #naturalstonefeatures. #ancientstones, #cornwall, #westpenwith, montagecity.com

/ Comments Off on ROSEWALL HILL ‘HOLED’ BALANCED STONE sunrise solstice.water and rock, sea and soil, bone and ash, sun and moon. all have a place in the mesolithic cosmos and the neolithic which followed knew the importance their ancestors placed upon them. in actively manipulating . this material, bringing them into close relationship, one to another, their signifcance was at first revealed, then through repetative practice enhanced, re-inforced, with the result re-formed and the context transferred. whether in-situ (natural) or sited (super-natural) these material sources and their contexts, and the way they are assembled together, give them their special meaning and this understanding is transferred generation to generation. by this means, it becomes a way that re-inforces the past in the present, and their meaning is, further imbedded.the early antiquarian, w borlase, when he encountered these strange balancing stones and their ability to move with the wind, did not seperate them from the stone circles, quoits and burial mounds that surrounded them. they were, for him the result of some lost ritual practices that he could still see in their aboriginal form in contemporary societies. since, we have come to understand the natural process by which these stones appear in the landscape but what still remains is their symbolic presence and potential. this is as true today as it must have been when the mesolithic hunter-fisher-gatherers congregated at these higher places for the summer. after moving up to follow their game or herd. these special stones would have held the memory of previous endevours, of people past, of feasting and dancing, of the sun, stars and the moon, of life and of life passing. they have the ability of recall – of group remembrance – they are the extant material that is there to be read as we might today read a silicon chip…#neolithic, #prehistory, #mesolithic, #solstice #summersolstice, #remembering, #remembrance, #memory, #sunstone, #ancientlandscape, #ancientknowledge, #sunandmoon, #megaliths, #naturalstonefeatures. #ancientstones, #cornwall, #westpenwith, montagecity.com

ROSEWALL HILL ‘HOLED’ BALANCED STONE sunrise solstice.water and rock, sea and soil, bone and ash, sun and moon. all have a place in the mesolithic cosmos and the neolithic which followed knew the importance their ancestors placed upon them. in actively manipulating . this material, bringing them into close relationship, one to another, their signifcance was at first revealed, then through repetative practice enhanced, re-inforced, with the result re-formed and the context transferred. whether in-situ (natural) or sited (super-natural) these material sources and their contexts, and the way they are assembled together, give them their special meaning and this understanding is transferred generation to generation. by this means, it becomes a way that re-inforces the past in the present, and their meaning is, further imbedded.the early antiquarian, w borlase, when he encountered these strange balancing stones and their ability to move with the wind, did not seperate them from the stone circles, quoits and burial mounds that surrounded them. they were, for him the result of some lost ritual practices that he could still see in their aboriginal form in contemporary societies. since, we have come to understand the natural process by which these stones appear in the landscape but what still remains is their symbolic presence and potential. this is as true today as it must have been when the mesolithic hunter-fisher-gatherers congregated at these higher places for the summer. after moving up to follow their game or herd. these special stones would have held the memory of previous endevours, of people past, of feasting and dancing, of the sun, stars and the moon, of life and of life passing. they have the ability of recall – of group remembrance – they are the extant material that is there to be read as we might today read a silicon chip…#neolithic, #prehistory, #mesolithic, #solstice #summersolstice, #remembering, #remembrance, #memory, #sunstone, #ancientlandscape, #ancientknowledge, #sunandmoon, #megaliths, #naturalstonefeatures. #ancientstones, #cornwall, #westpenwith, montagecity.com

/ Comments Off on ROSEWALL HILL ‘HOLED’ BALANCED STONE sunrise solstice.water and rock, sea and soil, bone and ash, sun and moon. all have a place in the mesolithic cosmos and the neolithic which followed knew the importance their ancestors placed upon them. in actively manipulating . this material, bringing them into close relationship, one to another, their signifcance was at first revealed, then through repetative practice enhanced, re-inforced, with the result re-formed and the context transferred. whether in-situ (natural) or sited (super-natural) these material sources and their contexts, and the way they are assembled together, give them their special meaning and this understanding is transferred generation to generation. by this means, it becomes a way that re-inforces the past in the present, and their meaning is, further imbedded.the early antiquarian, w borlase, when he encountered these strange balancing stones and their ability to move with the wind, did not seperate them from the stone circles, quoits and burial mounds that surrounded them. they were, for him the result of some lost ritual practices that he could still see in their aboriginal form in contemporary societies. since, we have come to understand the natural process by which these stones appear in the landscape but what still remains is their symbolic presence and potential. this is as true today as it must have been when the mesolithic hunter-fisher-gatherers congregated at these higher places for the summer. after moving up to follow their game or herd. these special stones would have held the memory of previous endevours, of people past, of feasting and dancing, of the sun, stars and the moon, of life and of life passing. they have the ability of recall – of group remembrance – they are the extant material that is there to be read as we might today read a silicon chip…#neolithic, #prehistory, #mesolithic, #solstice #summersolstice, #remembering, #remembrance, #memory, #sunstone, #ancientlandscape, #ancientknowledge, #sunandmoon, #megaliths, #naturalstonefeatures. #ancientstones, #cornwall, #westpenwith, montagecity.com

belstone chair? i think this the tor outcrop so called. it’s probably associated with the village of belstone further north nr oakhampton, although this doesn’t explain why. i wonder weather it’s not a reference to the adjacent bel tor in some way. the inset is the chair and is similar in form to the large stone that is at the entrance to the avebury circle and henge known as the devils chair. this is of course is a free standing sarson stone brought to the circle and what we see here is a tor stack, however the similarities are striking and the inhabitants of the time would not make such distinctions. ..#neolithic, #bronzeage, #prehistory, #megalithiths, #tors, #torstacks. #graniteoutrops ,#sarsen, #prehistory sarsenstones, #stonechairs, #ancientwisdom, #naturalstonefeatures, #natural, #super-natural. #naming, #placenames. #corndontor #beltor #dartmoor.

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belstone chair? i think this the tor outcrop so called. it’s probably associated with the village of belstone further north nr oakhampton, although this doesn’t explain why. i wonder weather it’s not a reference to the adjacent bel tor in some way. the inset is the chair and is similar in form to the large stone that is at the entrance to the avebury circle and henge known as the devils chair. this is of course is a free standing sarson stone brought to the circle and what we see here is a tor stack, however the similarities are striking and the inhabitants of the time would not make such distinctions. ..#neolithic, #bronzeage, #prehistory, #megalithiths, #tors, #torstacks. #graniteoutrops ,#sarsen, #prehistory sarsenstones, #stonechairs, #ancientwisdom, #naturalstonefeatures, #natural, #super-natural. #naming, #placenames. #corndontor #beltor #dartmoor.

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holed stone. truthwall common. tregaseal stone row.

i’m much taken with the suggestion made by @carolynkennett on a recent walk she hosted that these holed stones were a sort of calendrical signpost, with each one progressively announcing the oncoming of winter. they act as sun shadow projectors

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holed stone. truthwall common. tregaseal stone row.

i’m much taken with the suggestion made by @carolynkennett on a recent walk she hosted that these holed stones were a sort of calendrical signpost, with each one progressively announcing the oncoming of winter. they act as sun shadow projectors

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yartor. tor enclosure.

yortor causewayed enclosure. dartmoor. english heritage mentions it in connection with the bronzage reave field system associated with yortor and corndon tor but could be of either origins. their close cousins in cornwall date to early neolithic. it is situated

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yartor. tor enclosure.

yortor causewayed enclosure. dartmoor. english heritage mentions it in connection with the bronzage reave field system associated with yortor and corndon tor but could be of either origins. their close cousins in cornwall date to early neolithic. it is situated

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corndon tor cairn.

incorporating tors into monuments is all part of ‘capturing, appropriating and controlling the power of the rocks’ (tilley, a phenomenology of landscape 1997). that these outcrops are considered special throughout prehistory is a matter of archaeological record; by the time

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corndon tor cairn.

incorporating tors into monuments is all part of ‘capturing, appropriating and controlling the power of the rocks’ (tilley, a phenomenology of landscape 1997). that these outcrops are considered special throughout prehistory is a matter of archaeological record; by the time

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corndon tor cairn. nr dartmeet dartmoor.

corndon torcairn. from the summit of this tor cairn we can see the three sister cairns, the larger of the three in the foreground. the tor cairn one of four cairns on corndon down all in region of 24m in

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corndon tor cairn. nr dartmeet dartmoor.

corndon torcairn. from the summit of this tor cairn we can see the three sister cairns, the larger of the three in the foreground. the tor cairn one of four cairns on corndon down all in region of 24m in

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kenidjack propped stone.

a walk around truthwall common, tregeseal with @carolynkennett (110621) in the mist, revealed an unregistered propped stone at kenidjack tors -two prop stones, one very small, supports a stone that has zoomorphic silhouettes. the top stone can be gently rocked.

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kenidjack propped stone.

a walk around truthwall common, tregeseal with @carolynkennett (110621) in the mist, revealed an unregistered propped stone at kenidjack tors -two prop stones, one very small, supports a stone that has zoomorphic silhouettes. the top stone can be gently rocked.

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new work. one stone in five.

one stone in five. five holed stones make up an extraordinary stone row on truthwall common, tregaseal and seems to be focussed on a barrow some hundred metres away. the holes around 8cm in diameter are low down on the

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new work. one stone in five.

one stone in five. five holed stones make up an extraordinary stone row on truthwall common, tregaseal and seems to be focussed on a barrow some hundred metres away. the holes around 8cm in diameter are low down on the

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the merrivale stonerows. part two

the three double stone rows form just one part of an extensive ceremonial megalithic complex that includes a stone circle, standing stones, cairns and cists and a closely associated settlement of prehistoric roundhouses. it is situated on a gently sloping

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the merrivale stonerows. part two

the three double stone rows form just one part of an extensive ceremonial megalithic complex that includes a stone circle, standing stones, cairns and cists and a closely associated settlement of prehistoric roundhouses. it is situated on a gently sloping

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the merrivale stonerows. part one

the three double stone rows form just one part of an extensive ceremonial megalithic complex that includes a stone circle, standing stones, cairns and cists and a closely associated settlement of prehistoric roundhouses. it is situated on a gently sloping

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the merrivale stonerows. part one

the three double stone rows form just one part of an extensive ceremonial megalithic complex that includes a stone circle, standing stones, cairns and cists and a closely associated settlement of prehistoric roundhouses. it is situated on a gently sloping

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merrivale-the movie #1. merrivale stone row. dartmoor.

see post for #2

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merrivale-the movie #1. merrivale stone row. dartmoor.

see post for #2

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merrivale-the movie v1. merrivale stone row. dartmoor. ..#merrivale #merrivalestonerow, #ancientstones, #ancientbritain, #ancienthistory, #archaeology, #ancientwisdom, #dartmoor, #dartmoorprimal, #prehistory,

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merrivale-the movie v1. merrivale stone row. dartmoor. ..#merrivale #merrivalestonerow, #ancientstones, #ancientbritain, #ancienthistory, #archaeology, #ancientwisdom, #dartmoor, #dartmoorprimal, #prehistory,

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langstone orthostat.

langstone orthostat. at 2.76m high it is the largest stone on dartmoor, in a single stone row. the row measuring 118m long, consists of some 27 mainly small-sized stones and is orientated north to south. this substantial orthostat is at

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langstone orthostat.

langstone orthostat. at 2.76m high it is the largest stone on dartmoor, in a single stone row. the row measuring 118m long, consists of some 27 mainly small-sized stones and is orientated north to south. this substantial orthostat is at

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balancing stone. carnstabba. natural dolmen.

the natural logan stones on the brow of carn stabba hold many of the constituent parts that make up many of the features of the first neolithic monuments in west penwith; the balanced stone, itself moved out of its original

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balancing stone. carnstabba. natural dolmen.

the natural logan stones on the brow of carn stabba hold many of the constituent parts that make up many of the features of the first neolithic monuments in west penwith; the balanced stone, itself moved out of its original

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longstone in the making ? carn stabba.

this recent ‘discovery’ lies on a granite platform just below carn stabba cave. it is part of a conspicuous arrangement of stones visible from the halsetown road above venwyn cottage. it was in the process of being hewn out of

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longstone in the making ? carn stabba.

this recent ‘discovery’ lies on a granite platform just below carn stabba cave. it is part of a conspicuous arrangement of stones visible from the halsetown road above venwyn cottage. it was in the process of being hewn out of

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zennor quoit. neolithic dolmen. the movie part one.

dolmen are amongst the earliest monuments to appear on the penwith peninsular and were carefully positioning within the landscape. placed on the plateau below and east of zennor hill and adjacent to the sperris outcrops and quoit. zennor hill contains

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zennor quoit. neolithic dolmen. the movie part one.

dolmen are amongst the earliest monuments to appear on the penwith peninsular and were carefully positioning within the landscape. placed on the plateau below and east of zennor hill and adjacent to the sperris outcrops and quoit. zennor hill contains

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zennor hill. part 2. a story in stone…

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zennor hill. part 2. a story in stone…

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zennor hill. part 1. a story in stone

a site of special archaeological interest. a story set in stone. this place invokes the very substance of the mythological imagination. we can see perhaps why our ancestors revered such places -deeming them the work of their ancestors thinking they

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zennor hill. part 1. a story in stone

a site of special archaeological interest. a story set in stone. this place invokes the very substance of the mythological imagination. we can see perhaps why our ancestors revered such places -deeming them the work of their ancestors thinking they

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