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Tintagel in Cornwall County, England, United Kingdom
 

The northern ruins

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, August 5, 2018
1. The northern ruins Marker
Inscription.
Dark Age Buildings
The northern ruins
An magoryow kledh

When this area was cleared by Ralegh Radford's workmen in the 1930s, they found the walls of several simple buildings. We do not know the date of these structures but they probably formed part of the Dark Age settlement.

With the collapse of Roman rule in Britain at the end of the 4th century AD, there was a time of conflict, migration and invasions. The period is known as the ‘Dark Ages’ because few historical sources survive. In the south-west a powerful kingdom called Dumnonia emerged, with Tintagel as its principal settlement.

You might spot a circular oven in the corner of one of these buildings, used to dry out cereals to prevent them from spoiling during storage.

About 100 small rectangular structures have been identified across the headland, showing that there was a substantial settlement here in the Dark Ages.
 
Location. 50° 40.185′ N, 4° 45.724′ W. Marker is in Tintagel, England, in Cornwall County. Marker can be reached from Castle Road 0.6 kilometers west of Atlantic Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at Tintagel Castle. Marker is in this post office area: Tintagel, England PL34 0HE, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
The northern ruins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 5, 2018
2. The northern ruins Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Tunnel (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); A romantic retreat (about 120 meters away); Well (about 120 meters away); A changing coastline (about 120 meters away); Tintagel village (about 120 meters away); The Priest’s tale (about 150 meters away); The Trader’s tale (about 180 meters away); Excavations and discoveries (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tintagel.
 
Also see . . .
1. English Heritage - Tintagel Castle. (Submitted on October 1, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tintagel Castle on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 1, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
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