The small hamlet of Pelynt is perched upon a hilltop, between Looe and
Polperro. It is well known, amongst expert antiquarians, that Pelynt boasts
the largest number of ancient burial mounds (Barrows) in the country.
Known on maps as tumuli, these maudlin bumps and hills have been found
to contain such exotic items as Mediterranean pottery and mycenaean daggers
from 1400BC! That's nearly 4 thousand years ago. Traces of funeral pyres,
and ceremony, have also been discovered, lending a morbid edge to an otherwise
pretty country spot. Like much of the UK, the Pelynt Barrow Mounds prove
that the English landscape conceals a fascinating, and possibly gruesome,
historical past of legend and mysticism.The nearby ancient well of St.Nonna,
and Hall Ring, are testament to this. Click the word "multimap"
below, to see how many tumuli surround the old village of Pelynt.