Sunday, January 21, 2007

Carthamartha

this is an ancient earthwork in Carthamartha woods in the bend of the Tamar where the Tamar and the Inny converge. It is very distinctive. Oil drum in foreground. I am not sure how Carthamartha came by its unusual name but the link goes to a site with a mine of useful information about Cornwall.

2 comments:

Clare said...

Hello! I used to live at Carthamartha - my parents, Tanya and Nigel, are still there. Dad has always maintained that the name comes from a corruption of the words "Castle on the Tamar" (Kastell war an Tamar in Cornish, I think).

spot said...

Hi Clare
thanks for the info. It is very interesting and shows how quickly things get forgotten

spot