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Kynance Gate

now has a sister Group covering sites in the Lizard peninsula called LAN [Lizard Ancient Sites Network]. With initial funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage, a group was set up, consisting of representatives from CASPN, Historic Environment Service, Cornwall Archaeological Society, Meneage Archaeological Group, Natural England and the National Trust. During its first year, it set up an Adopt-a-Site scheme with volunteers looking after many of the sites, and a series of site clearances at ancient and historic sites in the Lizard peninsula, which has been very successful. Sites which had become overgrown with vegetation and were in danger of being lost have been recovered and reclaimed. These include Drytree barrow, Poldowrian hut circle, Kynance Gate settlement, Piskey Hall fogou, Chynhalls Point cliff castle, St.Rumon's Churchyard, Croft Pascoe barrow, the Three Brothers of Grugwith monument and Carminoe Mill. Work continues at all these sites and some new ones, and volunteers are always very welcome at the monthly clear-ups - full details below. 




Tuesday January 15th  12.00
Kynance Gate Settlement [SW 687 139]
Meet at Kynance Cove car park [off A3083]              Cancelled

Tuesday February 19th   12.00 midday
Croft Pascoe barrow [SW727 194]
Meet at Traboe Cross lay-by (SW737 206)               Team leader:  BOF

Tuesday March 19th  12.00 midday
Kynance Gate Settlement [SW 687 139]
Meet at Kynance Cove car park [off A3083]              Team leader:  BOF

Saturday March 23rd  11.00am
Polcoverack hut circles [SW774 188]
** NEWSITE ** Meet at St.Keverne Beacon (SW7735 1990)                                                                                                    Team leader: SE
Tuesday April 16th  12.00 midday
Traboe North Barrow (North Goonhilly) [SW7379  2126]
** NEWSITE **  Meet at lay-by at SW7384 2120   Team leader: APJ

Thursday April 25th  12.00 midday
Polcoverack hut circles [SW774 188]
Meet at St.Keverne Beacon (SW7735 1990)          Team leader: SE

Tuesday May 14th  12.00 midday
Poldowrian Hut Circle [SW 7550 1690]
Meet at Poldowrian [off minor road near Ponsongath off B3293]         Team leader: SE

Tuesday June 11th   12.00 midday
Boden fogou [SW7685 2406] Meet at field opposite Boden(road from Manaccan to Tregarne)                      Team leader: Chris Harris

Tuesday July 16th  12.00 midday
St.Rumon’s Church [SW7039 1643]
Meet at lane to Farm off A3083                             Team leader: BOF

Tuesday August 13th  12.00 midday
Three Brothers of Grugwith monument [SW7616 1978]
Meet at lay-by past Zoar Garage on B3293    Team leaders:SE/ BOF

Tuesday September 10th  12.00 midday
Chynhalls Point cliff castle [SW785 175]
Park near Coverack school, to be collected.    Team leader: Nigel Cook

Tuesday October 15th    11am
Carminowe Mill  [SW6590 2440]
Meet at Little Nanspean [on minor road from A3083 to Gunwalloe Cove] Team leader: CJ

Tuesday Nov 12th   11am
Croft Pascoe barrow [SW727 194]
Meet at Traboe Cross lay-by (SW737 206)         Team leader: BOF

Tuesday December 10th   11.00am
Kynance Gate Settlement  [SW 687 139]
Meet at Kynance Cove car park [off A3083]         Team leader: CS


Drytree barrow clearup

Halligye fogou

All tools provided (please bring gloves). For more information please phone 01736-787186, or e-mail

Crowsa Common stones