Lettered & Dated Stones on Scilly

ST MARY'S

Star Castle Date, 1593, almost worn away.

'E R' for Elizabeth I

Star Castle Door, Left Pillar.

'R A' for Robert Adams the supervisor of works.

Star Castle Door, Right Pillar.

'F G ' for Francis Godolphin.

 

Date at Tolman Point, Old Town - SV 91627, 09930.

 

Bench Telegraph Road

 

Masonic Hall

 

Star of the Sea Catholic Church St Mary's.
SV 90437, 10565.

Town Hall, Hugh Town

The Learning Centre, near Carn Thomas

 

 

The Methodist Church, St Mary's

 

Water Trough on Telegraph Road.

 

Reservoir at Buzza Hill

 

Barn at Rocky Hill

 

HARBOUR OFFICE - ST MARY'S QUAY

 

Telegraph Tower built as a gun and semaphore tower c. 1805

 

TELEGRAPH TOWER, ST MARY'S

The Date here above the door is not clear 1810?  There is a conflict of dates in the Scilly literature re the actual construction date of the tower!

TRESCO

Tresco Gardens

'To The Gardens'

ST MARTIN'S

The Church of St Martin, St Martin's

The Chapel-Down Daymark St Martin's.  The date was re-cut incorrectly and should be c.1683 when the tower was constructed by Thomas Elkin (T. E.)

SAMSON
 

Dated Stone 1826 from a cottage on the top of Samson's south Hill.  It was discovered by Todd Stevens while stabilising the cottages walls; a project being undertaken by English Heritage.  The Duchy carried out a survey of Samson in 1829 and at this period there were probably seven to nine inhabited houses. [1]  In assessing rent during this period older houses paid more, so was this stone, which is fairly crudely cut, hastily prepared perhaps?

Possibly from one of the following houses;  Ann Woodcock, Elizabeth Weber or William Woodcock

[1] - The Story of Samson by Z. Cowan.
 


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