Tintagel, Cornwall

Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles

At Rocky Valley, about a mile north-east of Tintagel, are two ancient carved labyrinths on a rock wall. Map reference SX 073 893, reachable by walking the coast path from Tintagel toward Boscastle or by a path from the B3263 road by the Trout Farm. The dating is uncertain, ranging from about 2000BCE to 500CE. [1]; [2]

References (show)

  1. Pennick, Nigel. Mazes and Labyrinths. Robert Hale, London, 1990. pp.24-25 & plate 3
  2. Fisher, Adrian. The Art of the Maze. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1990., pp.13, 28 & 155, with colour photo on p.13, says the grooves are cut with an iron tool.

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