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|Elevation||209 m (686 ft)|
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Helman Tor (Cornish: Torr Helman) is a tor in mid Cornwall, England, UK. It is a nature reserve managed by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust. It is a County Geology Site and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It lies on the Saints' Way. It is adjacent to Red Moor Site of Special Scientific Interest and Breney Common Special Area of Conservation.
There is a prehistoric hill fort and a stone hut circle settlement on the site. There is evidence of walls constructed in Neolithic period, around 6,000 years ago, as well as some level platforms, thought to be house sites, one platform has a network of postholes. There is also remains of a field system. These are similar to those at Carn Brea and limited excavation was carried out by Roger Mercer.
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