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Carn Euny, Sancreed, near Penzance

Carn Euny, Sancreed, near Penzance

Carn Euny, in Cornish, Chapeluni, is a well preserved Iron Age settlement in the ancient landscape of the Land's End Peninsula

The Iron Age settlement consists of courtyard houses and there are also the remains of round houses on the site.

A fogou stands within the settlement with an amazing circular corbelled room.

The village dates from the the 1st Century BC, though there is evidence that the site had been settled since the Bronze Age.

Evidence from archaeological excavations suggest that the village was abandoned by its inhabitants around the 5th century AD.

The name Carn Euny is Cornish and derives from 'carn' meaning a naturally occurring rocky place and 'euny' which is the name of a Celtic saint and probably also a popular personal name many centuries ago.

Carn Euny is a free admission archaeological site but donations towards its upkeep are welcome. Please see details at the site for more information. Please respect the site and its surroundings.

There is a car parking area a short walk from the site and it can also be accessed by public footpath in the network of public footpaths in Sancreed parish.

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