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the Hurlers Stone Circles: The Pipers

The Pipers

About 120m (320') west-southwest of the Hurlers are two standing stones called "The Pipers," spaced 2.1m (7') apart. The northern stone circle was crossed by a boundary bank so the Pipers could be boundary posts, although some scholars think they have an astronomical role. One is 1.7m (5'5") tall, the other is 1.4m (4'9"). Located in the scenic landscape of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, the Hurlers date from about 1500 BC. They consist of three stone circles in a row and are named for a medieval legend that they are men turned to stone for hurling (a Celtic game) on Sunday.