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South Hill

Entrance Grave

<b>South Hill</b>Posted by windagoImage © Stephen Barker
Nearest Town:Newlyn (61km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   SV878124 / Sheet: 203
Latitude:49° 55' 45.9" N
Longitude:   6° 21' 3.71" W

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<b>South Hill</b>Posted by windago <b>South Hill</b>Posted by Earthstepper <b>South Hill</b>Posted by Arwen

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There are four entrance graves on the rocky summit of South Hill with a dozen or more on the North Hill. The two hills of Samson ar very similar to the Paps of Jura in Scotland and the Paps of Anu in Ireland. Earthstepper Posted by Earthstepper
4th September 2003ce
Edited 9th March 2004ce

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Close by this chamber are the ruined cottages of the last people to live on Samson. The island was abandoned in the 19th century when almost all of the men were drowned while attempting to rescue people from a shipwreck.

In the background, can be seen field walls on the sands which are only uncovered at low tide. There are many field walls and hut circles to be seen at the lowest tide when it is posible to walk from Samson to Bryher and from Bryher to Tresco. (See entry for Lyonesse)
Earthstepper Posted by Earthstepper
4th September 2003ce
Edited 9th March 2004ce