Map of Prehistoric Sites in West Penwith - Ancient Penwith | Cornwall

West Penwith, Cornwall
Ancient Penwith
The prehistoric landscape of the Land's End peninsula
Ancient Penwith
Ancient Penwith
The prehistoric landscape of the Land's End Peninsula
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Map of Prehistoric Sites in West Penwith

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.
If you break out of this frame by clicking here, you can fill your screen with the map and also switch certain kinds of sites on or off - this makes the map easier to examine. For tips on how best to move around the map or zoom in or out, see below the map. For the map key, click here.
Navigation tips

  • To zoom into the map, use the wheel on your mouse or double-click on the map - where you place your cursor when you do it is where you'll zoom into. Otherwise, centre the map on the area you want by dragging the map, then use the +/- button in the bottom-right.
  • 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.

Ancient Sites
Stone circles
Quoits (dolmens or cromlechs)
Menhirs (existing)
Menhirs (queried or removed)
Stone Rows
Stone Rows
Neolithic Tor Enclosures
Hill Forts
Hill Camps (hillforts)
Hill Enclosures
Cliff Castles
Cliff Sanctuaries (cliff castles)
Prominent Headlands

Carns (outcrops & tors)
Wells and Springs
Wells & Springs
Prehistoric Settlements
(bronze and iron ages)
Early Churches
Early & Medieval churches
Christian Crosses
Early & Medieval Crosses
Holed Stones
Placed Stones
Oriented Stones
Natural Rocks & Outcrops
Chambered Cairns
Cairns Barrows and Tumuli
Neolithic Long Barrows
Neolithic Long Barrows
Possible Sites
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