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Great Hill

Entrance Grave

Nearest Town:Newlyn (57km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   SV909166 / Sheet: 203
Latitude:49° 58' 7.31" N
Longitude:   6° 18' 40.76" W

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Jeannette Ratcliffe in 'Scilly's Archaeological Heritage' (Twelveheads Press, 1995) gives the following information "On the summit of this hill, built against an outcrop, is a flat-topped cairn surrounded by ten kerbstones housing a rectangular chamber, whose walls protrude just above ground level. No capstones survive. To the south, an oval area enclosed by a low stone and earth wall is either a ring cairn or round house, with a possible entrance on its south side. At the hill's south-western end, a cairn, defined by a kerb of massive slabs (now mostly fallen) and natural rocks, contains a chamber, with slab and coursed walling, partly destroyed on the south-east side. These are two displaced capstones." pure joy Posted by pure joy
10th October 2003ce