Duloe

Stone Circle - Cornwall

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SX 23589 58316 (GPS 107min) Diameter 10.9 x 9.6m (meas.)
Visits - August 1995 / June 2000 No magnetic anomalies

Duloe is an unusual and impressive circle in that its eight stones are all of glittering white quartz. There is a source of quartz quite near to the circle, so its use may have been a matter of convenience rather than deliberate selection for ritual significance. With two exceptions, the stones are all large, the tallest being at the south, 2.8m high and estimated to weigh 12 tons. The two small stones at the north and south east are fragments of the originals which were damaged in the "restoration" of the circle in 1861. At that time, a Bronze Age ribbon handled urn "filled with human bones" was uncovered by the NNE stone, the clumsy extraction broke the urn and destroyed its contents.

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