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About Duloe  |  Weather

Duloe is situated in the deanery and Hundred of West. It is bounded on the north by St Pinnock, Liskeard and St Keyne, on the east by Liskeard, Morval and St Martin, on the south by Talland and Pelynt, and on the west by Lanreath. The parish is named after the Cornish Dew Logh meaning 'Two Pools' or possibly after the fact that it is situated between the two Looe Rivers. It lies to the South West of Liskeard on a ridge between the East and West Looe Rivers. There are few small hamlets and farmsteads along the North South ridge. The main industry is farming. The name Duloe has several possible origins: Dhu-Loo means 'Black Looe' Du-Loo means 'God's River' and Due-Loo means 'Two Loos', describing the aforementioned situation of this parish between the East and West Looe rivers.

The parish is very scattered and consists of the village of Duloe and the hamlets of Tredinnick and Hill. The populous mining village of Herodsfoot was originally in this parish, but it became a separate parish in 1851. Duloe contains several old manors, of which Brodbane, Trenant, Lanwarnick, Killigorick and Tremadart are mentioned in the Domesday Book, but few traces of the original buildings remain.

There has been a settlement at Duloe for at least 2500 years. Early inhabitants of this land seeking to explain the forces governing their lives built stone circles to study the sun and the moon and offered up sacrifices to the sun the source of nourishment. Duloe has a stone circle, a link with the earliest settlement here. In a field some 300 yards from the church are eight white quartz stones in a small circle of 38 ft diameter. The present setting is the result of restoration in the last century when a burial urn of the late Bronze Age (2000-500 B.C) was found at the base of one of the stones. The Duloe Torque, a gold bracelet from the late Bronze Age, was found in a nearby field and is now in the Truro County Museum. It has been suggested that the church yard was the site of an Iron Age Fort because of the circular shape and elevation and because Tredinnick, the neighbouring hamlet means "the town of the fort".






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