Goldherring Ancient Settlement

Location:  Grid Ref SW 411 282

The site is best accessed from the main A30, with informal parking for several cars at the entrance to the Boscawenoon Stone Circle path. From the parking area, head carefully back along the A30 towards Penzance and after approximately 300yrds turn left through a gap alongside a metal farm gate. Follow the track ahead and after approximately 100yrds turn right onto a more grassy track. Continue ahead and just before a field turn right at a

Notice Board for the Settlement.

Goldherring is a walled settlement about 500 feet above sea level, set within a wider field system with a Well. It lies in an area which is full of history, close by is the settlement at Carn Euny, the Iron Age Hill Fort of Caer Bran and Chapel Carn Brea. The settlement had three main periods of occupation, starting in the late 1st Century BC or the early 1st Century AD. The field system dates from the 3rd Century AD and in early Medieval times the site was used for the smelting of tin.