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Rosewall Hill, Sunday March 20th, 2011.

Rosewall HillWe did a return visit to Rosewall Hill, outside St. Ives, on Sunday March 20th, 2011. This time we concentrated on the Eastern part of the hill, were a gatepost at SW4904 3920 dowsed with a very strong, tingly,energy, so much so that it knocked Bart sideways! (See photos). Interestingly, although the males in our group were wary of it, the ladies found it very attractive and clustered around the stone. Dowsing it also revealed that it originally came from a dip in the ground a few feet away (at SW49904 3918), where it was also noticed that it
would originally have stood in visual alignment from a “viewing platform” on the Hill above, through the church of “St. Ia” at St. Ives (which probably stands on a pre-Christian site) to Godrevey Islands, and on to the holy hilltop of St. Agnes Beacon. The Group then went across the moor to a Bronze-age barrow with a well-preserved kerb surround (SW4922 3918), and then to the distinctive tor on the horizon at 4950 3933, which originally had a logan stone. Here, CAS President Tony Blackman who was with the Group, identified a “view frame” in the rocks which looked through to the hill outside St Ives that is now crowned with Knill`s Monument, and onwards to Carn Brea.

After lunch on the tor, we made our way back to the viewing platform mentioned above, and discovered a strong energy line that took us to what appears to be a double boulder-lined avenue/processional way up the side of the hill to an enclosed spring.

A day of some fascinating discoveries, on a hill that is little-known and not much explored.

( Report by Cheryl Straffon)

Alsia Well, November 2012

Trevor at Alsia well (3) - CopyIn November 2012, the West Cornwall Dowsers started their winter program. Their first outing of the season attracted over adozen people on a lovely clear crisp day to Alsia Well, courtesy of the owner Trevor Rogers. Trevor took the dowsers to the field above the well that had been field-walked in the past and many flints found. Then it was down to the well itself, where he gave a history of the site and other interesting ideas. Finally, he took them across the stream to an area that he thought had originally been a meeting place. The dowsers did indeed find traces of an original spring around which people had gathered, and themselves naturally formed a circle in this enchanting  place. Lunch was taken in Trevor’s house that he had built himself from an old Granary, and afterwards everyone dowsed around the place. The course of the Mary line was found, as it braided itself around the well and then ran down into the valley of Alsia Mill on its way to St.Buryan. In addition another water line was found travelling through the edge of a barn and down to the well. And finally, traces of six or seven Iron Age hut circles were found in the field above the well. Later some of the group looked around the house, and finished an excellent day’s dowsing by visiting the Celtic cross up the road.