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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:19 am    Post subject: Crownhill Down Reply with quote

I'm sure some of you may be interested in this.
Once the Hemerdon Mine is up and running, Crownhill Down is the area where the waste will be dumped.
There is an archaeological dig going on at the moment to record the archaeology that will be buried.
There was a 'tour' of the area on 18/07 and it was very interesting. New tinners huts found, buddles, pottery finds, a bronxe age axe, a bead etc.
They have made some interesting discoveries.
I'm not sure if there will be further tours.
AC Archaeology are running the dig.
To quote from email conversations:-
Archaeological contractors, AC Archaeology, are currently on site and are recording all archaeological features affected by the proposed dumping across this area. They have been working on the stone cairns - shown as piles of stones on some maps - some of which are prehistoric funerary monuments, other have been shown to be modern clearance cairns or natural exposures of stone. They have also been working on recording the earthworks and other remains associated with the medieval and later tin working in this area - including Wheal Florence.

All this will be lost, forever, in the years to come. Well worth a visit.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:36 pm    Post subject: Crownhill Down tours Reply with quote

No further tours are planned, but if they are, I will inform you through this forum.
I don't think the archaeologists would mind visitors as long as they don't walk where they shouldn't
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