On a walk I spotted this by the coastal path. At first I thought it to be one of those wall retainer gizzmos to stop the wall from buckling. But clearly it is marked by a rather unique pattern. Turns out to be a labyrinth, which is a symbol used by a community biassed group for the creation and maintenance of Cornish hedges – referred to by the name of Kerdroya.
—Stephen G. Hipperson—
I love the symbol and assume that it is for a “community based group”? 🙂
Thanks. Yes, I guess it is a community based group, as you suggest. What I was trying to say was the group’s output was biassed to serving and educating the local community – with school visits, field trips etc. As a tourist I had to go looking for an interpretation of the sign.
I must say that I thought that it was a discarded element from a cooker at first sight. The reality is more interesting.
Absolutely – I thought something similar – if I hadn’t twigged the outline of Cornwall the symbolism would have been lost on me and there would be no photo.
In Wales it’s Caerdroia, a ‘turning castle’ — or Troy Castle, if one prefers.
Thanks. I like the idea of ”turning’ as that’s what you’d have to do to navigate to the centre. I note the phonetic similarities between the two – which seem ripe for a can of worms debate. 😉
Oh, it definitely has occasioned debate! 🙂
Great find, Stephen! This a 7-circuit ‘classical’ labyrinth, sometimes also referred to as the ‘Cretan’ style. As you have already seen, an example of the Welsh cognate can be seen here: https://geotopoi.wordpress.com/2022/01/15/caerdroia/ The full size one on Bodmin Moor that you have linked to looks wonderful.