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Virtual Earth map of The Hurlers stone circles

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The Hurlers (Hr Carwynnen) is the name of a group of three stone circles on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, England, UK. The circles were first noted by historian John Norden in 1584 and the first detailed description was made by William Borlase in 1754. The tradition states that they are men turned to stone for profaning the Lords Day by taking part in a hurling match; the arrangement of the stones led to the name.

In 1999 there was some controversy regarding this site and others under the care of the English Heritage organisation. Members of a pressure group, the Revived Cornish Stannary Parliament, removed several signs bearing the English Heritage name. Since this action several of the smaller sites such as Dupath Well, The Hurlers (stone circles), Tregiffian Burial Chamber, St Breock Downs Monolith, King Doniert's Stone, Trethevy Quoit and Carn Euny have been transferred to the care of the Cornwall Heritage Trust.

"The Hurlers" are the subject of a 2008 song by Devon singer Seth Lakeman.


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