Crows (Covered Chamber) At Sw 40533445, Chun Farm

Date:
14 Jul 2006
Location:
Crows (Covered Chamber) At Sw 40533445, Chun Farm, Morvah, Penwith, Cornwall
Reference:
IOE01/15787/33
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

MORVAH SW 43 SW 6/182 Crows (covered chamber) at - SW 40533445, Chun Farm II 2 crows (local name to describe covered storage chambers). Probably C18. Granite rubble fronts.

Plan: 2 round-on-plan chamber excavated out of the hillside with domed clay subsoil ceilings.

Small doorways facing north constructed from granite moorstone.

Crows were possibly for cool food storage or possibly they are goose houses or piggeries. Their construction bears a resemblance to the ancient fogous found locally.

Listing NGR: SW4053034450

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE01/0480 IOE Records taken by Ivor Corkell; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

© Mr Ivor Corkell. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Corkell, Ivor

Rights Holder: Corkell, Ivor

Keywords

Clay, Granite, Rubble, Stuart Agricultural Building, Georgian Agriculture And Subsistence, Piggery, Animal Shed, Farm Building, Souterrain, Domestic, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Poultry House, Storehouse, Unassigned, Building, Cave, Monument <By Form>, Natural Feature, Feature