Part Two | Ancient Sites in Penwith | 1 - Shining Land

Shining Land
The ancient sites of West Penwith, Cornwall
Palden Jenkins
Shining Land
and what they tell us about megalithic civilisation
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Part Two | Ancient Sites in Penwith | 1

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Sacred Places, Holy Landscape
Ancient Sites in West Penwith

Chapters 5-9
Key ancient sites in West Penwith, Cornwall
Key ancient sites in West Penwith, Cornwall
For a detailed online map, click here
Maps and images from Chapter Six:
Neolithic Tor Enclosures
Carn Brea, as seen from the Botrea Barrows
Carn Brea, as seen from the Botrea Barrows
Trencrom Hill from Hayle Towans
Trencrom Hill from Hayle Towans
St Michael's Mount as seen from Cudden Point
St Michael's Mount as seen from Cudden Point
Carn Galva from Caer Brân
Carn Galva from Caer Brân
Carn Kenidjack from Tregeseal stone circle
Carn Kenidjack from Tregeseal stone circle
Neolithic placed stones on Sperris Croft, Zennor Hill
Neolithic placed stones on Sperris Croft, Zennor Hill
Carn Kenidjack as seen from Botrea Barrows
Carn Kenidjack
as seen from Botrea Barrows
Maps and images from Chapter Seven:
Cliff Sanctuaries
Treryn Dinas
Treryn Dinas
Hella Point at Tol Pedn Penwith (Gwennap Head)
Hella Point at Tol Pedn Penwith (Gwennap Head)
Carn Lês Boel
Carn Lês Boel
Pordenack Point
Pordenack Point
(not a cliff sanctuary, but a clifftop enclosure with cairns)
Maen Castle
Maen Castle
Cape Cornwall
Kilgooth Ust / Cape Cornwall
Cape Kenidjack
Cape Kenidjack (Kenidjack Castle)
Pendeen Watch
Pendeen Watch
Bosigran Castle
Bosigran Castle
Logan rock at Bosigran Castle
Logan rock at Bosigran Castle
Gurnard's Head from Carn Naun, with Pendeen Watch behind
Gurnard's Head from Carn Naun, with Pendeen Watch behind
St Ives Head
St Ives Head
St Michael's Mount
St Michael's Mount
Maps and images from Chapter Eight:
The Quoits of Penwith
Lanyon Quoit
Lanyon Quoit as seen from Bosiliack Barrow
Chûn Quoit
Chûn Quoit
Zennor Quoit
Zennor Quoit
West Lanyon Quoit
The sad remains of West Lanyon Quoit
Mulfra Quoit
Mulfra Quoit
Sperris Quoit
What's left of Sperris Quoit
Maps and images from Chapter Nine:
Propped, Placed and Oriented Stones
A simulacrum at Carn Kenidjack
A simulacrum at Carn Kenidjack - natural or placed?
Carn Cravah
Carn Cravah, overlooking Nanjizal Bay
Boswarva Carn
Boswarva Carn, near Lanyon Quoit
The Bosistow Stone
Rock near Carn Barra
A rock near Carn Barra - natural or placed?
Propped stone at Carn Creis
Propped stone at Carn Creis, Nanquidno
Propped gateway menhir at Carn Lês Boel
Propped gateway menhir at Carn Lês Boel
Propped menhir at Trevean 1
Propped menhir at Trevean 1
Delicately balanced boulder near Pordenack Point
Delicately balanced boulder near Pordenack Point
Oriented stone at Carn Vellan below Trewellard
Oriented stone at Carn Vellan below Trewellard
Three oriented rocks at the ‘council circle’, Bosigran Castle
Three oriented rocks at the ‘council circle’, Bosigran Castle
One of the oriented stones at Greeb, Land's End
One of the oriented stones at Greeb, Land's End
Solution basins at Creeg Tol, Boscawen-ûn
Solution basins at Creeg Tol, Boscawen-ûn
Shining Land
A book by Palden Jenkins about the ancient sites of West Penwith in Cornwall
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