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Monument Number 426274

Hob Uid: 426274
Location :
Cornwall
Cornwall
St. Agnes
Grid Ref : SW6980050500
Summary : Iron Age coastal promontory fort cut off from the mainland by approximately 20 metres of bank 2.3 metres wide and 0.9 metres high and ditch 3 metres wide with a causewayed entrance near its northern end. Alternatively, it is suggested to be a defended landing point, as a flat expanse of rock near the waterline could have provided a suitable natural quay.
More information : SW 698505 Cliff castle with simple entrance. (1)

This is a small sloping promontory cut off from the mainland
by about 20 metres of bank and ditch with a causewayed entrance
near the Northern end. Defensively in a very poor position the
"castle" is overlooked completely by the steeply sloping land
to the East.

It is just possible that the bank and ditch protected a landing
rather than enclosing a cliff castle as a flat expanse of rock
near the waterline could perhaps have provided a suitable
natural quay.

Published 1:2500 survey revised. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Cornish archaeology
Source details : (RB Warner)
Page(s) : 111
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Vol(s) : 6, 1967
Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ANK 02-APR-71
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Source Number : 3
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 12-Jul-99
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Source : SW 65 SE 1 (1971)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Iron Age
Display Date : Iron Age
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -800
Monument Type : Cliff Castle, Promontory Fort
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
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Monument Type : Landing Point
Evidence : Earthwork, Conjectural Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 29668
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SW 65 SE 1
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SW 65 SE 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1971-04-02
End Date : 1971-04-02