Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Reading the Hurlers awarded Heritage Lottery Funding

Saltash U3A has been awarded £33,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), for an exciting project called Reading the Hurlers.  The community geo-archaeological project focuses on the early Bronze age site of the Hurlers stone circles, near the village of Minions, Bodmin Moor.

As part of the project, volunteers will undertake a geological survey and produce a profile of the area’s granite resources which will aim to identify the sources of granite which the standing stones of the Hurlers were quarried from.  


In September 2016, an archaeological excavation of a potential new stone circle, situated very close to the Hurler's complex will be undertaken by Cornwall Archaeological Unit.  

In addition to HLF funding, Caradon Amateur Geology Group and Saltash U3A have contributed financially to the project with the excavation being supported by a grant from Cornwall Archaeological Society.  

Financial support from Cornwall Heritage Trust has meant that Reading the Hurlers will also include a comprehensive programme of school visits and activities and schools who would like to take part are encouraged to contact the Project Co-ordinators, Emma Stockley, Archaeological Project Coordinator or
Calum Beeson, Geological Project Coordinator.

Emma Stockley geologyatthehurlers@gmail.com