Chysauster Ancient Village

Chysauster Ancient Village is an Iron Age settlement, occupied almost 2,000 years ago, and is one of the best examples of such in the country. The village was made up of eight houses in two rows of four each, forming a village street. These were courtyard houses - a stone house with rooms that opened onto an open courtyard in the center. There is a Fogou (underground chamber). This was a farming community.

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Location: England - Cornwall - Newmill

Category: Prehistoric

Tags: English Heritage, Fogou, Settlement

There is a short walk from the entrance to the site. There is a small shop at the entrance.

There is a Fogou but you cannot go inside as you can at Carn Euny.

Website: English Heritage - Chysauster Ancient Village

Day trip contributed by Pauline Kenny

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The village was built during the Roman Empire, between the 1st and 3rd centuries AD. It was occupied for a short time. These courtyard style houses are unique to this part of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

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