Map of the Ancient Site Alignments
of West Penwith
Map of all known ancient sites and alignments in West Penwith.
This map uses the prehistoric sites shown on the ancient sites map, adding all identified alignments that have been found by researchers such as John Michell, members of CASPN, Meyn Mamvro readers, and the compiler of the map, Palden Jenkins. The map is in ongoing development and revision.
Click on any site or alignment for information about it.
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For tips on how best to navigate around the map, see below.
- 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 for 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
(based on number, location & nature of sites)
Alignments between Penwith, the Scillies and wider Cornwall
Main alignments in Penwith (based on number, location & nature of sites)
Lesser alignments in Penwith
Alignments between Quoits
Scilly and Lamorna plateau alignments
Stone circle radial alignments (some of them astronomical)
National and international alignments