Ancient Stones of Kernow

Bringing Cornwall's Prehistory to Life for the 21st Century. The monuments, ancient sites and settlements of prehistoric Cornwall.
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BALLOWALL BARROW (Cornish: 'Krug Karrekloos'): a prehistoric funerary cairn (chambered tomb) which Ashbee (1982) and Hencken (1902–81) state contains several phases of use from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age. It is situated on the cliff top at Ballowall Common, near St Just in Cornwall. It is also known as Carn Gluze Barrow.'     ✫ღ⊰n

BALLOWALL BARROW (Cornish: 'Krug Karrekloos'): a prehistoric funerary cairn (chambered tomb) which Ashbee (1982) and Hencken (1902–81) state contains several phases of use from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age. It is situated on the cliff top at Ballowall Common, near St Just in Cornwall. It is also known as Carn Gluze Barrow.' ✫ღ⊰n

TREGIFFIAN BURIAL CHAMBER: plaque, near Merry Maidens stone circle, west Cornwall.     ✫ღ⊰n

TREGIFFIAN BURIAL CHAMBER: plaque, near Merry Maidens stone circle, west Cornwall. ✫ღ⊰n

Chysauster Settlement: 'Despite some restoration Chysauster remains the most impressive and informative settlement of a type of house which seems to have developed in Cornwall in the Romano-British period. The basic arrangement is of a thick walled courtyard with housess and smaller farm buildings built into the walling. Here 8 houses can be seen in pairs each side of a winding village street. Further outlying houses exist to the S. Five of the houses have been totally cleared revealing…

Chysauster Settlement: 'Despite some restoration Chysauster remains the most impressive and informative settlement of a type of house which seems to have developed in Cornwall in the Romano-British period. The basic arrangement is of a thick walled courtyard with housess and smaller farm buildings built into the walling. Here 8 houses can be seen in pairs each side of a winding village street. Further outlying houses exist to the S. Five of the houses have been totally cleared revealing…

CARN BREA FORT: Redruth Cornwall 'Excavations in the 1970s showed that a defended Neolithic settlement had been founded c. 3900 BC. Large numbers of flint arrowheads suggested the site may have fallen to a violent assault. The remaining ramparts are thought to be Iron Age as are the hut circles in the middle of the fort. The castle, a modern building is reputed to have 14th century origins.'     ✫ღ⊰n

CARN BREA FORT: Redruth Cornwall 'Excavations in the 1970s showed that a defended Neolithic settlement had been founded c. 3900 BC. Large numbers of flint arrowheads suggested the site may have fallen to a violent assault. The remaining ramparts are thought to be Iron Age as are the hut circles in the middle of the fort. The castle, a modern building is reputed to have 14th century origins.' ✫ღ⊰n

CHUN CASTLE: 'This small Iron Age fort is entirely surrounded by two concentric stone ramparts, the remains of massive stone walling which is particularly well-preserved next to the entrance on the west side. Walling here stands up to 2m high, the stone gate posts being especially prominent. Excavations on the interior showed that rectangular buildings of the 6th century overlay round huts of the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC. Remains of tin smelting were found amongst the Iron Age deposits.

CHUN CASTLE: 'This small Iron Age fort is entirely surrounded by two concentric stone ramparts, the remains of massive stone walling which is particularly well-preserved next to the entrance on the west side. Walling here stands up to 2m high, the stone gate posts being especially prominent. Excavations on the interior showed that rectangular buildings of the 6th century overlay round huts of the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC. Remains of tin smelting were found amongst the Iron Age deposits.

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