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Dozmary Pool is situated on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. It is associated with many legends and is reputed to be the place into which Sir Bedivere threw the sword 'Excalibur' after King Arthur was mortally wounded. It is also said to be the home of the lady of the lake, the guardian of Excalibur.
The pool was, for many centuries, said to be bottomless. However in 1869 the pool dried up and the bottom was clearly seen. It is linked to the legend of Jan Tregeagle who was said to have emptied the pool with a limpet shell.

17th Sep 2007

Geography, History

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Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

cornwall, king arthur, dozmary pool, excalibur, lady of the lake, legend

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