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Tintagel in Cornwall County, England, United Kingdom
 

Excavations and discoveries

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, August 5, 2018
1. Excavations and discoveries Marker
Inscription.
Excavations and discoveries
Kowansow ha diskudhansow

This small hut was built for the site custodian shortly after excavations on the headland were completed in the 1930s.

These excavations, led by CA Ralegh Radford between 1933 and 1938, uncovered the low walls of a series of rectangular structures and large quantities of imported Mediterranean pottery.

Radford concluded that Tintagel was the site of an early Christian monastery. However, further excavations in the 1990s confirmed that the buildings formed part of a large and secular high-status Dark Age settlement.

( photo caption )
Radford talking to visitors from the Royal Institution of Cornwall in the 1930s.
 
Location. 50° 40.105′ N, 4° 45.6′ 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 are within walking distance of this marker. The Trader’s tale (a few steps from this marker); A complicated ruin (a few steps from this marker); Prince Dafydd’s tale
Excavations and discoveries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 5, 2018
2. Excavations and discoveries Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Florence’s shelter (within shouting distance of this marker); The Priest’s tale (within shouting distance of this marker); Tintagel village (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); A changing coastline (about 90 meters away); Where history meets legend (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tintagel.
 
Also see . . .
1. English Heritage - Tintagel Castle. (Submitted on October 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tintagel Castle on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. ExplorationForts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 21 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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