What did the Hellfire Club Archaeological Project Discover?
- The excavation found that the mound at the rear of the Hellfire Club does indeed represent the badly damaged remains of a Neolithic passage tomb.
- The dig proved that the mound represented the remains of a stone cairn.
- We can also definitively demonstrate that the tomb had been very badly damaged by quarrying in the 18th and 19th centuries.
- We also found artefacts consistent with the Irish passage tomb tradition. These artefacts included megalithic art, a polished stone axehead, flint tools and a possible mushroom-headed bone pin.
- Charcoal samples from the excavation also dated the site to the middle Neolithic period.
During the research and analysis we also made a number of other interesting discoveries, such as the original name of Montpelier Hill, more on the history of the site and the true story of the infamous Hellfire Club themselves, as well as more on the folklore, myths and legends of this remarkable place.