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Clegyr Boia

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork


Standing with your back to Coetan Arthur facing South look over Whitesand beach over the White cottages on the horizon you see a large rock called Clegyr Boia.

To get there walk back over the coast path past Whitesand, past the holiday cottage with the turfed roof, take the left path (not the coast path). Follow it until the T-junction then take the left turn on the path. Keep walking trough the farm along the duck pond and you will see Clegyr Boia arising. The Footpath ends on the St Justinian's Road. Take a left turn follow the road than take first turn left along the moorland you get closer and closer to the rock. Off the road is a small layby from the layby is a very small path mostly overgrown in the summer climb up it. You will see an iron bar in the rock this is where a healing well is in the rock. The local people still wash their eyes with the water as it suppose to clear their eye sight. Keep climbing up and enjoy the view.

Pottery find on this site was dated from 4300-3300 BC. It is a very special site. The settlement is called after Boia a Celtic chieftain and druid from Ireland. He and his people where the last nonCristian Celts. In 525 Boia was beheaded at Porth Lisci (Lisci Harbour) and the settlement and its people were destroyed. Nobody has lived on the rock since.

I'm so lucky to own the land on the North site of the rock. I visit the site often. On one of my fields I'm making a 2.2 acre piece of LandArt with different circles. You can see it from the rock.
It is my opinion that Clegyr Boia has a connecting line with Coetan Arthur.
Posted by Muis
2nd September 2003ce
Edited 28th June 2004ce

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