DULOE STONE CIRCLE a VISIT to CORNWALL
Visit the quartz Stone Circle at Duloe Cornwall A unique stone circle unlike any to be found in Cornwall and Wiltshire
A visit to Duloe Stone Circle
This stone circle constructed around 2000BC is unique in Cornwall for its small diameter and the large size of the stones.
We approached the Stone Circle at Duloe and noticed a flock of sheep to the left of the circle, they were all relaxed as they 'imitated' the circle itself! A circle of sheep and a circle of stones
The History of Duloe Stones
Although Stonetown the adjoining farm is named from the stone circle, first recorded in 1329, the circle itself was not officially discovered until 1801. Perhaps because it was bisected by a hedgebank and an orchard, standing between the two fields. In 1858 the Rev TA Bewes of Plymouth
removed this hedge and the fallen stones were set back up once again. Unfortunately in the process, the largest stone was broken and left prostate. At the same time, an urn said to be full of bones, was discovered at the base of the largest stone which was broken by a pick blow before the workmen realised what it was, the contents instantly crumbled to dust on their exposure to the air.
Description of the Stone Circle at Duloe Cornwall

With a diameter of less than 12 meters, Duloe is the smallest stone circle in Cornwall. The eight stones which measure 1.49 - 2.65 metres high are of quartz rich rock containing the mineral Ankerite, which suggests that they were obtained from Herodsfoot, 2 miles north west of Duloe. Similar rocks are also found at Tregarland Tor, Morval, just over a mile to the south east of Duloe.

It's been calculated that approximately 35 people would have been needed to move the stones, which may weigh up to 9 tons.

The stones are rough, unhewn and all taper towards the top.

They are aligned to the points of the crosspass, suggesting that astronomical observations may have formed some part of the ceremonies performed here. At the centre of the circle is a low mound which with the 1861 discovery of the burial urn, may suggest that this is in fact a special sort of burial mound or burrow, rather than a stone circle. Alternatively the mound might just be a remnant of the former hedge.

Monuments set in Stone

Stone circles are monuments of the Bronze Age, ritual centres, used for seasonal gatherings and ceremonies. In Duloe, continuous settlement and cultivation over thousands of years have removed all traces of the contemporary landscape, but on Bodmin Moor, stone circles can be seen in relation to the settlements, field systems and cairns of the people who used them. There are 15 stone circles on Bodmin Moor, the nearest to Duloe being the Hurlers and Craddock Moor and the Nine Stones in Altarnun.


VISIT MORE PHOTOS OF DULOE STONE CIRCLE CORNWALL BELOW
Standing in the centre of the stone circle gives you a very warm feeling, and one of the larger stones gives you a big hug.
Even the curious sheep enjoy the stone circle of Duloe Cornwall, where unlike the stones at Stonehenge you are able to touch the stones and feel their universal power

VISIT AVEBURY STONE CIRCLE WILTSHIRE UK!
6 pages of photos from this spectacular stone circle at Avebury in Wiltshire! Not so far from Stonehenge you can stay at the B&B in Avebury village and enjoy superb views from the local village pub in the teeny village with souvenir shops. We intend to visit Salisbury Wiltshire Stonehenge stone circle and Bath town
DULOE STONE CIRCLE plus OTHER SMALLER THAN STONEHENGE
STONE CIRCLES
THE STONE CIRCLE AT STANTON DREWs STONE CIRCLE
plus new tours coming soon, Salisbury Stonehenge Bristol and Bath

This lady stone looks like she's wearing an Egyptian headress
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The Stone Circle at Duloe Cornwall
This stone is singing it's tune up to the sky
An elephant?
The stones shimmer in the sun light
Neaderthal man perhaps?
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