Post-medieval cottages, Samson, Tresco - Isles of Scilly (UA)

Fossilised C18/C19 landscape. The remains of the buildings are at risk from natural weathering, vegetation and erosion caused by visitors. A management plan has been devised and initial phase of consolidation grant-aided by Historic England is now complete. The results of the consolidation trials are being studied to ultimately inform a wider programme of repair.

Post-medieval cottages, Samson, Tresco - Isles of Scilly (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Prehistoric to post-medieval funerary, field system and settlement remains, with post-medieval kelp pit and deer park on and adjacent to Samson
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1016509
  • Local Planning Authority: Isles of Scilly (UA)
  • Site Type: Agriculture and subsistence > Farm building


  • Building Name: Post-medieval cottages
  • Locality: Samson
  • Unitary Authority: Isles of Scilly (UA)
  • Parish: Tresco
  • Parliamentary Constituency: St. Ives
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Crown
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument, part in CA