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|Description ||An interesting shot of the two barrows - high on the skyline - on Trevelgue Downs, taken from the old footpath from St Columb Minor near Newquay. This path leads up a lane near the church towards Porth, where Trevelgue promontory fort can be found. It's a pleasant walk along a fenced lane between fields, then down tracks through a field (here) sloping towards the coast. These barrows are on the cliff edge of the next headland to the north of the promontory fort.|
|As this is an old-established footpath, I wonder if it was in use in Bronze Age times, and that's why the barrows are placed side-by-side, creating a symbolic 'breasts-of-Mother-Earth' image from here? There could have been a sacred site where the church stands in St Columb Minor..?... (though I'm sure you can't see this view from there.) It's a long enough distance in a straight line - down into the valley and up the other side - for celebrants at any rituals for the important persons entombed in those barrows to walk reverently towards them. Once there, the spectacular position of the barrows on high cliffs over the sea would reinforce their importance.|
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