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<< Our Photo Pages >> Shipman Head Down, Bryher - Hillfort in England in Scilly Isles
Submitted by Thorgrim on Tuesday, 27 July 2004 Page Views: 13357
Site Name: Shipman Head Down, Bryher Country: England |
NOTE: This site is 96.4 km away from the location you searched for.
County: Scilly Isles Type: Hillfort
Nearest Town: Bryher Island
Map Ref: SV876156
Latitude: 49.958641N Longitude: 6.357244W
|3||Reasonable but with some damage|
|2||Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site|
|1||Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks|
|5||Can be driven to, probably with disabled access|
|4||Short walk on a footpath|
|3||Requiring a bit more of a walk|
|2||A long walk|
|1||In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find|
|5||co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates|
|4||co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map|
|3||co-ordinates scaled from a bad map|
|2||co-ordinates of the nearest village|
|1||co-ordinates of the nearest town|
External Links: Shipman Head Down, Bryher submitted by Thorgrim
Amongst all the cairns, there is an Iron Age cliff castle located on Shipman Head with a substantial rampart cutting off the storm battered headland
Two widely space ramparts 260m apart run transversley across the headland dividing the headland into two areas of a simular size. The south eastern rampart is made up of heaped rubble 6-10m across and up to 0.9m high, though this represents the spread of the collapsed wall which apears to have been about 4m wide. The north western rampart runs east north east-west south west across the south eastern tip of Shipman Head. This is now seperated from Badplace Hill by an intertidal channel but formerly linked by dry land. The rampart survives as a large bank of heaped rubble 30m long, 6m wide and 0,75m high. Scheduled.
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Shipman Head Down, Bryher submitted by Thorgrim
Originally revetted on both sides, the rampart of the Iron Age cliff castle has been tumbled by the extreme weather that sweeps in from the Atlantic on this exposed headland. Hell Bay is beyond the strolling figures. Fairly placid on a summer's day, but a terrible place in a storm when waves crash in, smash the cliffs and sweep right over the neck of the headland.
Shipman Head Down, Bryher submitted by Thorgrim
134 cairns are scattered over Shipman Head Down. They are small kerb revetted platforms linked by prehistoric field walls. Most are assumed to be burials but some may be the result of field clearance. Across the channel is Cromwell's Castle on the island of Tresco.
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