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HER Number:30817.10
Name:GIANTS STONE - Bronze Age chambered tomb


A stone which is a suitable size to have been a part of the Giant's Grave, a destroyed chambered tomb, but no other evidence found.

Grid Reference:SW 4020 3563
Parish:Morvah, Penwith, Cornwall
Map:Show location on Streetmap

Protected Status: None recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • OS No. (OS Quarter-sheet and OS No.): SW43NW 37.2
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 30817.10
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SW43NW 221.1

Monument Type(s):

Full description

The OS in 1961 record from local information (b1) that the stone thought to be Giant's Stone and possibly the sole remains of a destroyed chambered tomb called Giant's Grave (30817), is that lying at SW 4020 3564. This is a large recumbent slab measuring 2.0m by 1.7m by 0.4m thick. The ground in the vicinity is hummocky but there is nothing to indicate the former existance of a barrow or cairn. Although the stone is of suitable size and shape to be part of a burial chamber there is no evidence for its use as such (h1). The OS in 1975 record that this stone, positioned on the OS 25-inch map of 1961 (b2), has now been removed and buried in a large heap of clearance stones, 20m from the site (h2).
(b1) - Mann, WHF, 1961, Pers Comm to OS, ,

Site history:
1: 1961. PITCHER, GH / OS
2: 1975. QUINNELL, NV / OS

<2> Ordnance Survey, 1970s, 1:10,000 OS Map (Cartographic materials). SCO4045.

Sources / Further Reading

[2]SCO4045 - Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1970s. 1:10,000 OS Map.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records

30817Part of: GIANTS GRAVE - Neolithic chambered tomb (Monument)