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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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Ancient Stones,Kernow

Ancient Stones,Kernow

The home page of the new Ancient Stones of Kernow website.

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

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