Treen Common Circle Enclosure

This site is something of an enigma. It is not known for certain whether it is an unusually large Bronze Age circle or perhaps an Iron Age settlement round or pound. It consists of an irregular, elliptical ring of 14 upright and numerous fallen stones, with a diameter of 30m-33m (99ft-110ft). It is clearly prehistoric, as it stands in the middle of what is now an indiscernible prehistoric field system.

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Ordnance Survey Grid Reference

SW 4446 3666


From Mulfra Quoit return to the road and continue northwards for 0.5 mile (informal parking beside road).


Visible on the horizon to the west are the remains of Treen Common circle.

Purpose and Meaning

A midsummer sunrise alignment in a notch over Zennor hill when seen from the circle has been suggested for the site.