Prehistoric Sites in West Cornwall - 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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Prehistoric Sites in West Cornwall

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Map of all known ancient sites in West Cornwall
- West and East Penwith, Lizard and Kerrier.  
To break out of this page and see the map full-screen, click here.
All sites are carefully checked and accurately located on the map, to the same level of accuracy as a ten-digit map reference. The map highlights sites from the neolithic, bronze and iron ages. 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 West Cornwall, drawn from a variety of sources, mentioned below. It also shows probable sites - they exist, but there might be a quandary over what precisely they are or their remains are insufficient to identify reliably, or they are known only by documentary and not field evidence.
Click on a symbol for details about it, including links to more information about the site.
For navigation tips and for a map key, see below.
Map researched and compiled by Palden Jenkins.
Navigation tips

    • To zoom in, use the wheel on your mouse or double-click on the map - where you place your cursor is where you'll zoom in to.
    • Or centre the map on the area you want to examine by dragging the map, then use the +/- button at the bottom of the screen to zoom in or out.
    • To get information and links about an ancient site or alignment, click once on the site symbol or the alignment.
    • To get rid of the map legend on the left, click on the three dots to the right of the map title, top left, and click 'collapse map legend'.

    Acknowledgements and sources. To Google Maps and their satellite photo suppliers for the maps forming the base of this map. To Heritage Gateway, Pastscape, Cornwall Council interactive map (historical), the Megalithic Portal, The Modern Antiquarian, Grid Reference Finder, Cornish Ancient & Holy Wells Map (Andy Norfolk), the late John Michell and Hamish Miller, Craig Weatherhill, Meyn Mamvro, CASPN, Cheryl Straffon, Ray Cox, Kenny Price, Lynne Speight and other contributors for assistance and information.
    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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