Isles of Scilly - AONB

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The Garrison, St Mary's

Fortified Headlands

Key Features:

– Represented by the Garrison on St Mary’s.

– Gentle, rounded headland with low rock cliffs.

– Range of habitats including acid grassland, heathland and maritime grassland, as well as grazed enclosures and bulb fields.

– Strategically important promontory controlling channels into St Mary’s harbour.

– Fortifications include earthworks, stone structures and buildings spanning the 16th┬áto 20thcenturies. Many fortifications are scheduled monuments and/or listed buildings of national importance.

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