Our Projects - Black Head
17 The site of Black Head comprises the remains of a Promontory Fort. The site is a small but very prominent headland dividing St. Austell Bay from Mevagissey Bay, offering wide ranging views along the coast in both directions. The headland is joined to the mainland by a narrow neck, almost forming an island. In the late prehistoric period, perhaps 2200 years ago it was defended by cutting massive ditches across the neck forming a type of site known as a Cliff Castle or Promontory Fort. The work included scrub clearance to help conserve the structures and make them more visible, access improvements (clearance of paths and creating a safe beach access path) and a new interpretation panel.