The sight of Kilmar Tor slowly appearing from around the curve of the old Kilmar Railway track bed is something to behold. The railway was built in the nineteenth century to serve the small granite quarries around the far side of Kilmar Tor, and was an extension of the Liskeard and Caradon Railway that ran up to Minions and the mines around Caradon Hill and Stowe's Hill on Bodmin Moor.
Below the fore-boding crags of Kilmar Tor on its north side, is the harsh and ancient moorland of Twelve Mens Moor, named from twelve hardy men who were tenants of Launceston Priory, and who took land here to scrape a living during the 13th century. The land has been tamed, as well as tamed it can be, since prehistoric times, and bronze age and medieval villages have been also discovered here.
Michael Williams (Unknown Cornwall) ~ 1984
...again, from Michael Williams (Unknown Cornwall) ~ 1984
Trewortha Bronze Age Village
At Trewortha Farm, there is the reconstruction of a Bronze Age Village, with circular huts and roundhouses, surrounded by many ancient Neolithic burial mounds, and a later medieval village field system. For further information, visit the Trewortha Bronze Age Farm website.
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