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"Ancient Village of Chysauster" United Kingdom Things to Do Tip by Geoff_Wright

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by Geoff_Wright

The West of England is full of ancient sites - castles, ancient villages (remains) and stone circles - to name but a few. Chysauster in the West of Cornwall is one such ancient village site
This prehistoric village was inhabited between 100 B.C. and A.D. 100. It has been partially excavated on more than one occasion. There are eight known houses, either side of a wide street and are imposing stone-built structures, 70 to 90 feet in length, and with walls still 3 to 6 feet high, and in places, 15 feet thick. An excavation in 1928 revealed obvious traces of a busy tin-washing industry on the site. Cornwall is world famous for its tin and the associated mining history.

Directions: Chysauster is about 4 miles from Penzance, on a small road NorthWest of the t

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  • Updated Mar 20, 2004
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