Caradon Hill

Looking eastward along the feature (Scale 1m).

Location

England     Cornwall     Bodmin Moor     SX 26836 70135     Lat 50.50553398   Long -4.444007062

Characteristics

Type: Double Length: 9.3m
No. of stones: 22 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 265° Altitude: 325m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  Cairns
Notes: The possible stone row is recorded as being situated at SX 2679 7016. Despite three separate searches of the area at different times of year, no feature resembling the recorded row has been identified at this spot.  There is however an arrangement of stones at  SX 26836 70135 some 50m to the south east which might represent the row. Apart from the difference in location, the orientation is also very different to that described and the stones do not quite match the description.  It is therefore possible that the original row remains to be re-discovered and may have become largely covered in vegetation.

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: World Heritage Site
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Identification

Category: Unlikely. The stone row described in Pastscape could not be identified despite three separate visits. A possible structure found nearby is probably natural and if not it is very unlikely to be a stone row because the stones are too close together. The possibility exists that the NGR given in Pastscape is inaccurate and future work might reveal the structure previously identified. Until this time it is appropriate to discount this row.

Photographs

No trace of the stone row described at this location could be found. View from south looking towards the area where a possible stone row is decribed by Pastscape.

Looking west along the feature (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Car parking is available at SX 26892 70740. Take the track leading south uphill and follow to SX 27040 70522. From here walk south. If you find a row that matches the description in Pastscape please let us know.

Acknowledgements

Mark Camp provided considerable help with the fieldwork and spent a great deal of time searching the area.

Online Resources 

PastScape

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