Duloe, Cornwall

Duloe Cornwall stones

Duloe means "two lakes". Duloe is on high ground between the West and East Looe Rivers and South West of Liskeard

Duloe parish church has a massive tower that can be seen for miles around.

Duloe Druid Circle, with its seven stones constructed of quartz. This stone circle constructed around 2000BC. Stonetown, the adjoining farm, is named after the stone circle, is first recorded in 1329, the circle itself was not discovered until 1801. In 1858 the Rev TA Bewes of Plymouth removed the hedge obscuring the site and the fallen stones were set back up once again. Unfortunately in in resetting the stones, the largest stone was broken and left on the ground. At the same time, an urn said to be full of bones, was discovered at the base of the largest stone which was broken before the workmen realised what it was, the contents instantly crumbled to dust on their exposure to the air. 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.

There are 15 stone circles on Bodmin Moor, the nearest to Duloe being the Hurlers and Craddock Moor and the Nine Stones in Altarnun.

Duloe, Cornwall Local History

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