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Monument Number 304038

Hob Uid: 304038
Location :
Isles of Scilly
St. Mary's
Grid Ref : SV9300011150
Summary : A group of six prehistoric round and platform cairns and an entrance grave located mainly north east of Water Rocks, Normandy Down. Scheduled.
More information : ('A' SV 92971118; 'D' SV 93071117) Kistvaen (NR) (twice)
('B' SV 93011117; 'C' SV 93031118; 'E' SV 92901114;
'F' SV 93031111; 'A'; SV 'D' Tumuli) (NR).(1)

('A'; 'B'; 'C'; 'D'; 'E') Tumuli (NR). (2)

'A' (Hencken's 6, Daniel's 4) see plan (5). Cairn or barrow 23 feet diameter with remains of a stone-block surround.

'B' (Hencken's 14, Daniel's 5). see plan(4). Large low cairn
or barrow 70 feet diameter. The remains of a north west - south east (3) west north west - east south east (5) orientated
chamber are suggested by stones at the centre and a possible early excavation trench runs north west from this point. Confirmed as a barrow by Russell.

'C' confirmed as a barrow by Russell.

'D' (Hencken's 15, Daniel's 6) see plan (4). Almost completely
robbed chambered cairn or barrow 36 feet diameter with stone-block round and deeply weathered chamber stones. Chamber orientated north west - south east. Ashbee suggests a closed chamber but Daniel gives an entrance at north west end. Confirmed as a barrow by Russell.

'E' Only shown on OS 25" and 6"; not seen by Russell.

'F' Confirmed as a barrow by Russell.(3-7)

Only 'B' and 'D' appear to be visible on air photographs.(8)

The site is on a prominent east facing spur at approximately
25 metres OD.(9a)

'A' An earth and stone barrow averaging 11 metres in diameter and 1.3 metres high with the remains of a kerb but no visible ditch. Off-centre and orientated east to west is a roughly rectangular opened granite chamber 4.5 metres by 1.7 metres and 0.8 metres deep. It is partially covered by a capstone with another lying nearby. It is in very poor condition, much disturbed by excavation and now covered by scrub and bracken.

'B' Also constructed of earth and stone and is 22 metres in
diameter and 2.2 metres high with no visible ditch. Extensive
digging around the perimeter may have destroyed any kerbing. Off centre and high in the barrow are two side stones of a
chamber 2.5 metres apart and set almost in an east to west direction. They are at present part of a 4 metre diameter and 0.6 metre deep hole.

'C' As positioned from (1) has been destroyed and its site is
covered by a concrete platforms evidently of wartime origin.
There is no barrow in the vicinity as recorded in (7).

'D' A now incomplete cairn with an off centre chamber. It is
11 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high (excluding the height of the chamber). Half the kerb is visible and it is possible that it once was a double kerb considering the number and position of stones on the south side (see illustration). The granite chamber is now 2 metres square and 0.6 metres high with one capstone in place.

'E' An earth and stone cairn built around several large boulders. The thickly scrub covered mound averages 9 metres in diameter and 1.2 metres high.

'F' No trace of a barrow could be found.

Only 'A' 'B' and 'D' are scheduled within this group)

Surveyed at 1:2500 on PFD. (9)

SV 9297 1118: Entrance grave located 135 metres north east of Water Rocks, Normandy Down. Scheduled.

SV 9306 1117: Kerbed platform cairn with funerary chamber located 190 metres north east of Water Rocks, Normandy Down. Scheduled.

SV 9291 1114: Platform cairn located 100 metres north west of Water Rocks, Normandy Down. Scheduled.

SV 9301 1118: Round cairn located 155 metres north east of Water Rocks, Normandy Down. Scheduling revision. (10)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 25" 1908
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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source Number : 10
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : EH scheduling amendments, 22-SEP-1995
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Source : SV 91 SW 32 (1978)
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Source : SV 91 SW 32 (1978)
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Source : Ancient Scilly : from the first farmers to the early Christians : an introduction and survey
Source details : Published 1974
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Source : Cornish archaeology
Source details : 1963 15 plans (P Ashbee)
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Source Number : 5
Source : The archaeology of Cornwall and Scilly
Source details : 1932. Plan
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Prehistoric Chambered Tombs 1950 (G E Daniel)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Typescript Checklist 1977 (V Russell)
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Source Number : 8
Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : APs (OS/76/164/096-7, 6.8.76)
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Source Number : 9
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 18-FEB-78
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ancient Monuments Record 17.12.75 (S Rees)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Neolithic
Display Date : Neolithic
Monument End Date : -2200
Monument Start Date : -4000
Monument Type : Cairn Cemetery, Chambered Round Cairn, Kerb Cairn, Round Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork, Structure
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Round Cairn, Cairn Cemetery, Kerb Cairn, Chambered Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork, Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 15371
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : CO 1018
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 15368
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 15369
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 15370
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SV 91 SW 32
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SV 91 SW 32
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1978-02-18
End Date : 1978-02-18