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Leskernick stone circle

Leskernick stone circle

Latitude:  50°35'17.21"N  Longitude:   4°33'39.33"W

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Leskernick is an extraordinarily well preserved Bronze Age settlement comprising at least forty four   round houses set within a very extensive field system covering approximately 21 hectares. The site is located on the extremely stony south-west facing slopes of Leskernick Hill. The surface stones are known as clitter, a feature common to the granite outcrops of the South West and associated with geological processes taking place on the fringes of glaciated areas during transitional phases of the Ice Age. As the surrounding areas are relatively stone-free, the siting of the settlement in this area is assumed to be deliberate.

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