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Kynance Gate

CASPN
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. 

LIZARD AREA

ANCIENT SITES CLEAR-UPS

In the first few months of 2014, LAN has been busy clearing the hut circle settlement of Polcoverack [SW774 188] for the first time. They have now uncovered several hut circles that have not been visible for many years, and will continue to keep monitoring this interesting site.
 
Future dates for Autumn 2014:-
Sunday September 28th  Picnic (families and children welcome) at the lovely lesser-known site of Kynance Gate [SW687 139], a Bronze and Iron Age settlement site, inland from Kynance Cove. Meet at Kynance Cove carpark (off the A3083 Helston to Lizard road) at 1.30pm for directions to the site. Bring a picnic to eat at the settlement site, where there will also be a guided tour of the site.

Tuesday September 30th  Clear-up at Kynance Gate settlement [SW687 139]. Meet at Kynance Cove car park at 11am. All tools provided.
 
Tuesday October 21st  Clear-up at Kynance Gate settlement [SW687 139]. Meet at Kynance Cove car park at 11am. All tools provided.
 
Tuesday November 25th  Clear-up at Kynance Gate settlement [SW687 139]. Meet at Kynance Cove car park at 11am. All tools provided.

                                                                                     

Kynance Gate from the air


Drytree barrow clearup




Halligye fogou



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

Crowsa Common stones