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Bosullow Trehyllys Courtyard House Settlement

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork


Mentioned by Craig Weatherhill, in “Cornovia: Ancient Sites of Cornwall & Scilly” (Cornwall Books - 1985, revised 1997 & 2000) – “This superb, unexcavated Iron Age/Romano-British village consist of three detached courtyard houses, a number of detached round houses, and an interlocking complex of round houses incorporating a fourth courtyard house and possibly the remains of a small above ground fogou. Walls still reach a height of 1.8m in places and the buildings are surrounded by a bewildering array of tiny contemporary fields and garden plots. The settlement is situated immediately beside a preserved stretch of the main prehistoric trackway of the peninsula, and is known to have extended to the northern side of the track. The only remains there are a stone-lined well and a stone hump which preserves part of a fifth courtyard house.” pure joy Posted by pure joy
7th July 2003ce

Comments (1)

For a while, the site was owned by an obnoxious individual who was responsible for fencing the site off and banning Ian Cooke and I from the site. He's gone (hooray) and the site has a much nicer owner who shares with me a common love of horses. This site needs to be seen in springtime, when the vegetation is very low and the house walls are coated with bluebells! I think that Bosullow Trehyllys is my favourite site. I've spent hours and days there, and surveyed every stone of it. Posted by craig weatherhill
5th May 2011ce
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