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Treen Entrance Graves

Entrance Grave


Marked on the Explorer map 102 as ‘Tumuli’. On croftland fields, not far from a public footpath that runs between the side road (between Treen and New Mills, not far from the B3306) to Bosporthennis.

This is what Craig Weatherhill says in his book ‘Belerion: Ancient Sites of Land’s End’ (Cornwall Books, 1981)...“There are four barrows here, two so mutilated that is impossible to tell whether they were ever chambered. The other two are unmistakably entrance graves. The southern tomb is the best preserved, with a find mound 7.6m across and 1.3m high, containing a chamber 4.9m long and 0.9m high. The three large roof slabs are exposed at the top of the mound which has lost its retaining kerb. The chamber entrance, on the North side of the barrow, is restricted in width by two low jambstones. The north tomb, 61m to the north-west is 6.1m in diameter and just 1.1m high. Only the inner end of the chamber, with one roof stone remaining, is left. It was entered from the south-west.”

The chamber of the south tomb faces north-west. Both ‘Belerion’ and ‘Cornovia’ contain pictures and drawing of the tombs.
pure joy Posted by pure joy
12th February 2003ce

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