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Halangy Down

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<b>Halangy Down</b>Posted by thesweetcheatImage © A. Brookes (24.6.09)
Nearest Town:Newlyn (58km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   SV911124 / Sheet: 203
Latitude:49° 55' 52.07" N
Longitude:   6° 18' 18.64" W

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Down the slope from Bant's Carn, this is an excellently preserved settlement, like Carn Euny with a sea view. Plenty of people picnicing here.

We also got a good view of the village from the ferry leaving St Mary's.

From here we went off to Long Rock.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
26th July 2009ce

Halangy Down Settlement - St.Mary's, Isles of Scilly - 3rd October 2003

For directions and comment, see Bant's Carn.

This was a really evocative site for me, and I could well imagine people living here. The courtyard house is excellent, although the rest of the settlement would require more time to explore to try to make more sense of it all.

NB - It should be said that although there is evidence of settlement on the site going back to the Bronze Age, the settlement we now see probably belongs to the second to fourth centuries AD.
pure joy Posted by pure joy
7th October 2003ce
Edited 7th October 2003ce

Located on a steep slope below Bants Carn and overlooking the sea, this settlement is very similar to that at Chysauster. There is one courtyard house and other interconnected oval houses with a likely occupation period of 500 years. Romano British and so much younger than the nearby tomb of Bants Carn. Interesting to speculate on how the residents related to that ancient tomb. Earthstepper Posted by Earthstepper
31st August 2003ce