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|Description ||August 2007. This is the third stone in the circle, counting clockwise from north (the "south-east" stone). The ground around the stone has been worn away by cattle and sheep that live on the moor and use the stones for scratching posts or shelter.|
| I noticed that 'King Arthur's Down NW' circle has the same type of stone as this one, and, according to the Captain in Mar. 05, it was in the north arc there. I wonder if there was any significance attached to the shape?|
(I remember visiting KADnw, and thought it was 'Leaze' circle!)
| Ah, the Bodmin triangle..... |
They don't seem to be positioned significantly
East at Fernacre
South at Louden Hill
West at Stannon
North at KADNW
| That's interesting Martyn. I wonder if these circles' triangular stones played a part in observation or ritual at various times when the ancient moor-dwellers needed to focus on a major compass alignment? They are all close to each other, aren't they?|
| I didn't know that the triangular stone was fashionable in these parts - but then I've not been to any of the other north Bodmin Moor circles (yet). Thanks for bringing this up - I hoped someone might find interest in these pics.|
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