Hurlers Stone Circles, Cornwall

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Dating from about 1500 BCE, the Hurlers are a set of three stone circles between two hills and two rivers in central Cornwall.

Go Historic ID
319031
Short URL
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Names
Hurlers Stone Circles
Address

Cornwall, England
Coordinates
50.516353° N, 4.458202° W
Date Published
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
April 11, 2015

Timeline

1610
William Camden records legend of The Hurlers

Historian William Camden records that local "devout error" claims the Hurlers are men who were turned into stone for playing the Celtic game of hurling on Sunday. The legend, and the resulting popular name, likely dates from the Middle Ages.

-1500
Stone circles later known as The Hurlers erected in Cornwall

Erection of the stone circles in Cornwall known as "the Hurlers."

July 22, 2007

Resources

  1. Hurlers Stone Circles Cornwall Heritage.