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Caer Kief

Hob Uid: 428206
Location :
Cornwall
Cornwall
Perranzabuloe
Grid Ref : SW7825052510
Summary : Sub-rectangular earthwork enclosure of uncertain date with a possible entrance on the eastern side. Most recently interpreted as a prehistoric round. It measures 120 metres by 125 metres enclosed by a bank 1.2 metres high and 4.2 metres wide fronted by a ditch with an average width of 4 metres.
More information : (SW 782525) Caer Kief (NR) (1)

Caer-Kief is a square camp with rounded corners and an unfinished
bank and ditch to the E. (2)

Hill fort. (3)

SW 78255251 Caer Kief - a univallate sub-square enclosure of
uncertain date situated almost on the crest of a ridge. It is
1 1/4 hectares in area and has a rampart 1.0m.high (partly built
of quarried stone) and a ditch averaging 0.3 metres deep.

There is a small entrance on the east side (near an apparent
mutilation in the rampart) and a second larger entrance on the
north side, although neither is well defined.

The interior is covered by dense vegetation.

The 380 metre long E-W linear bank to the NE is now only
traceable near its easterly end as a lynchet about 0.4 metres
high, and its purpose is obscure.

Published survey (25") revised. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source Number : 2
Source : Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall
Source details : illus (H McLauchlan)
Page(s) : 29
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Vol(s) : 29, 1847
Source Number : 3
Source : Cornish archaeology
Source details : (R Warner)
Page(s) : 69
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Vol(s) : 2, 1963
Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MJF 19-JUL-71
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Source Number : 5
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 24-Sep-99
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Source : SW 75 SE 4 (Caer Kief) (1971)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Later Prehistoric
Display Date : Later Prehistoric
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -4000
Monument Type : Round
Evidence : Earthwork, Conjectural Evidence
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
Display Date :
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Rectangular Enclosure
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : CO 92
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 29685
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SW 75 SE 4
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SW 75 SE 4
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1971-07-19
End Date : 1971-07-19