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Encyclopedia > Gugh

Gugh is an island in the Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom. It is uninhabited. It is joined to the island of St Agnes by a sandbar, known as the Gugh Bar, which is exposed only at low tide. The Isles of Scilly (Cornish: Ynysek Syllan) form an archipelago of islands off the Cornish coast. ... St Agnes is the southernmost populated island of the Isles of Scilly, England. ...


Archaeological features on Gugh include:

  • Kittern Hill, a burial chamber or "dolmen"
  • The Old Man of Gugh, a Bronze Age 2.7 m tall standing stone or "menhir", which lies at the base of Kittern Hill.
  • Obadiah's Barrow, a burial chamber


The dolmen Er-Roch-Feutet found in Carnac, in Brittany, France. ... The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ... A menhir is a large, single upright standing stone (monolith or megalith), of prehistoric European origin. ...

 
The Isles of Scilly
Inhabited islands in the Isles of Scilly: St Mary's | St Agnes | Tresco | Bryher | St Martin's
Uninhabited islands in the Isles of Scilly: Annet | Bishop Rock | Crim Rocks | English Island | Gugh | Samson | Zantman's Rock
Related topics: Environment of the Isles of Scilly | History of the Isles of Scilly | Transport in the Isles of Scilly

 
 

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