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Saints, Poets, and Rubber Ducks: Crafting the Sacred at St Nectan’s Glen

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-361
Journal publication date11 Nov 2016
StatePublished - 11 Nov 2016


This paper focuses on St Nectan’s Glen, Cornwall, where layers of ritual deposition imply a long history of spiritual significance – an implication that is debunked by a diachronic examination of the site, which reveals a relatively recent, and conscious, crafting of the sacred.


This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Folklore on November 11, 2016, available online: The Accepted Manuscript is subject to an embargo period of 18 months. Embargo end date: 11 May 2018

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