Chun Quoit Neolithic Chambered Tomb

Situated just one hundred metres west of the Iron Age hillfort are the remains of an ancient burial chamber dating to the New Stone Age. This denuded monument consists of four huge upright slabs enclosing an area 6 feet (1.8m) square and topped by a massive 8 feet (2.4m) square capstone. The round barrow which originally covered the tomb has since been eroded by the passage of time, but once measured 35 feet (10.7m) in diameter. The surrounding area abounds with Neolithic and Bronze-Age sites, of particular note are the Lanyon Quoits, two Neolithic chambered long barrows, the nearest of which lies just over a mile to the east.

This remarkable fortress of Chun sits in ruins just above Gloria's ancestral home at Keigwin Farm, and next to it, commanding the landscape from a birds-eye-view some 600 feet (200 metres) above the sea sparkling below us, is a chambered tomb, like a giant stone mushroom, made of vertical granite slabs supporting a 'roof' of unimaginable weight, heaved into place to bury the Leader who commanded this landscape around 6,000 years ago.

This would have been a Pagan ceremony, performed by a people who worshipped the seasons, the sun, the moon, and the stars. So thus it is, that even today, the hold of Paganism is still strong in this isolated landscape, and remembered in names like Wicca Pool, cut into the deep cliffs just below us.