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Rocket Pole Pond Chambered Tomb

Chambered Tomb

Nearest Town:Northam (35km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   SS136437 / Sheet: 180
Latitude:51° 9' 41.65" N
Longitude:   4° 39' 58.15" W

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Rocket Pole Pond Chambered Tomb - 30.3.2004

Full 8 figure grid ref (from English Heritage scheduling) = SS13624372

I'm really annoyed that I didn't find this because it's the only chambered tomb on the island. Although the English Heritage directions say "165m north east of Rocket Pole Pond", at this point I couldn't find it (!) and was wondering if it was covered in one of the pockets of bracken that inhabit this area of the west side. When I got home I realised that the 8 digit grid ref places it actually only 20m south and 20m west of the Tent Field Fives Stones Monolith; which I had found (SS13624372 & SS13644374). Shame I didn't realise this at the time. I suspect that either the EH directions are wrong (North north east maybe?), or the grid ref of one of the sites is wrong.
pure joy Posted by pure joy
10th April 2004ce


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Extract from English Heritage's record of scheduled monuments, via the MAGIC site.

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pure joy Posted by pure joy
18th April 2004ce