Chysauster Iron Age Village
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
On the far side of the couryard is a small circular room with chambers radiating out from it. Rooms for storage and living were built into the walls, which are as thick as 14 feet in places.
In some of the houses there is evidence of covered stone drains. A quern for grinding grain can be seen at the site, as can a collapsed fougou, or underground tunnel.
The inhabitants of Chysauster survived by farming and livestock raising. Evidence of field enclosures show where the herds were prevented from getting at food crops.
Address: New Mill, Penzance, Cornwall, England, TR20 8XA
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: 2½ m NW Gulval, off B3311
Phone: 07831 757 934
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OS: SW473 350
Photo Credit: David Ross
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