Carn Euny

Carn Euny near the hamlet of Brane near Sancreed is another fine example of an Iron Age village. Like Chysauster the village is built on a hill with an excellent view of its surrounding area. Although the layout of the village is less clearly defined than Chysauster, it is more than made up for by its fougou which is an underground granite lined passage which is over 20 metres long and is tall enough to stand in comfortably. It is still not clear what these fougous were used for, whether it was for habitation, sanctuary / security or religion, or storage, but the scale of this one would imply that they were a crucial part of the village as it would have taken major efforts to construct it.