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)