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Hurlers Stone Circles
Cornwall  county
England  country
United Kingdom  country
Europe  continent
Main date(s)
1500 BCE
50.516353° N, 4.458202° W

Description of the Hurlers Stone Circles

The Hurlers consist of three stone circles in a line running NNE to SSW. They are strategically located on a high moorland pass between two hills (Stowe's Hill to the north and Caradon Hill to the south) and two rivers (the tributaries of the River Fowey to the west and the River Lynher on the east).

As with virtually all prehistoric standing stones, their exact purpose is not known. There are several sets of multiple stone circles in southwest England and they are usually found on sites between rivers. This indicates it may have been for the use of traders and travellers.

The southernmost stone circle is mostly in ruins and difficult to see, but the central and northern circles have been restored. The stones have different shapes but are skillfully placed so they appear to be the same height. The central and the northern stone circles were once linked together by a granite pathway that ran through their central axis.

Holly Hayes
October 27, 2011

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