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| Boskednan Cairns and Tumuli |
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|Description ||This eye-catching stone is in what first appears to be a small circle, near the footpath to Boskednan from Men an Tol. According to the OS map (Explorer 102) it is a 'Tumuli', (near "Carn Galver"). It is on the higher ground (its own little ridge - 227m), and seems to point to the right of Carn Galva, on the left of picture, and more towards the knobby outcrop of granite in the right distance. (The only thing possible on the map is "Little Galver", or further north, "Hannibal's Carn"). Either of these would have been due North. The photo would have been taken about 4pm on a March afternoon, so the position might be deducted by the shadow it casts. (I've just discovered a plan I drew up when at Boskednan, and have recorded this stone as being in the South of its 'circle'). Ian McNeil Cooke, in his invaluable book "Mermaid to Merrymaid - Journey to the Stones", calls it a "destroyed barrow". Some of the other 'kerb stones' may be seen in this picture.
|If the stone was upright (the most likely original position) it may well have pointed more to Carn Galva, an important hill in prehistoric times. However, given that this circle is the kerb stone ring of a late Bronze Age cairn the ascription of any special orientation to an individual stone may well be unwarranted. |
| Admins: This one should now be on Jim's 'Boskednan Cairns and Tumuli' site page.|
| In May I made a note that the alignment to Carn Galva [L] from this pointed stone was 330degs. Would that be at all significant? The small rocky outcrop [R] is definitely due North.|
(This pic just came up on random selection)
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