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Caradon Archaeology visit Bearah Tor Quarry

The event on Sunday 13th October was well attended with 28 braving the biting wind, whilst simultaneously enjoying glorious sunshine. As well as spectacular views of Bodmin Moor the attendees were shown around the site by local stone mason Ian Piper whose family has worked here for generations.

Another object of the walk was to indentify a base for the medieval wheel headed cross, currently in Pendeen House, Liskeard. The Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project in partnership with English Heritage and cross expert Andrew Langdon will this month be restoring the monument before moving it back to the location from which it was removed in the early C20th. All those who attended reported have a fascinating insight to the site, and Ian Piper was thanked for giving up his Sunday morning to show the group around. On the way back down the track several archaeological features were identified including a large Bronze Age round house, and a Neolithic chambered tomb.

Membership of Caradon Archaeology is free, and those interested in joining the monthly walks or just being on the mailing list should contact Iain Rowe: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07791 136704. One of the core aims of the group is to monitor the 500 plus Scheduled Ancient Monuments on southern Bodmin Moor and southeast Cornwall, and anyone who would like to help with this important project, which is supported by English Heritage and Cornwall Historic Environment, should contact Iain Rowe as above.

Caradon Archaeology is currently funded and fully supported by the Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project, which is a Heritage Lottery Fund Living Landscape Partnership Project helping to recognise, conserve and enhance the area's special character.

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