Map of the Ancient Sites of West Penwith
Map of all known ancient sites in West Penwith.
All sites are carefully checked and accurately located on the map. Some sites such as single hut circles (roundhuts), isolated cists (graves or repositories) and findspots (of deposited artefacts) are omitted, to avoid clutter.
This map shows all verifiable ancient sites in Penwith. It also shows probable sites - that is, they definitely exist but there might be a quandary over what precisely they are. The different symbols represent different kinds of sites - the ancient sites section covers each type of site. Click on a symbol for details about it, including links to other sites giving more information about them.
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- To get information and links about the ancient site you're looking at, click once on the site symbol.
- To get rid of the map legend, click on the three dots to the right of the map title above-left and click 'collapse map legend'.
Acknowledgements. To Google Maps and their information and satellite photo suppliers for the maps. To Heritage Gateway, Pastscape, the Megalithic Portal, The Modern Antiquarian, John Michell, Craig Weatherhill, Meyn Mamvro, CASPN, Cheryl Straffon, Ray Cox and many other individual contributors for assistance and information included in the making of this map.
Quoits (dolmens or cromlechs)
Menhirs (queried or removed)
Hill Camps (hillforts)
Hill Enclosures (sacred)
Cliff Sanctuaries (cliff castles)
Cliff Sanctuaries (possible)
Carns (outcrops & tors)
Wells & Springs
(bronze and iron ages)
Early & Medieval churches
Early & Medieval Crosses
Natural Rocks & Outcrops
Neolithic Long Barrows