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Chûn Castle

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Chûn Castle is a large Iron Age hillfort (ringfort) near Penzance in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The fort was built about 2,500 years ago, and fell into disuse until the early centuries AD when it was possibly re-occupied to protect the nearby tin mines. It stands beside a prehistoric trackway that was formerly known as the Old St Ives Road and the Tinners’ Way. The name Chûn derives from Chi an Woon (‘the house on the downs’). The area is now sometimes known as Chûn Downs. Nearby is Chûn Quoit. Description Edward Lluyd made a plan of this fort in around 1700, remarking that its structure and security showed "military knowledge superior to that of any other works of this kind which I have seen in Cornwall". Notably, the fort has a strategic inner and outer wall and ditch. The remains today are still clearly visible, even though the once twenty-feet-odd walls now stand at around five feet, due to its use in the 19th century as a quarry for buildings in
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