Prehistoric Field System on Eastern Peninnis Head, St Mary's

Isles of Scilly

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Bronze Age
Field Boundary

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Isles Of Scilly

Parish

St Mary's

Parliamentary Constituency

St Ives

Grid Reference

SV912912 (91209, 9626)

WGS84 Coordinates

49.9063, -6.30144

Nearest Postcode

TR21 0NH

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Notes

The monument includes a prehistoric field system along the eastern flank of Peninnis Head, a broad promontory on the south coast of St Mary's in the Isles of Scilly. The field system is defined by rubble banks, up to 2 metres wide and 0.5 metres high, generally turf-covered but occasional lengths incorporate continuous rows of projecting boulders and edge-set slabs up to 0.9 metres high. Where they follow the contour the banks appear as lynchets.

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