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HER Number:30643
Name:MORVAH - Prehistoric findspot

Summary

Three saddle querns and one probable rubber on either side of the path from the roads to St Morwetha's church porch.

Grid Reference:SW 4022 3543
Parish:Morvah, Penwith, Cornwall
Map:Show location on Streetmap

Protected Status: None recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • OS No. (OS Quarter-sheet and OS No.): SW43NW 7
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 30643
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SW43NW 6.1

Monument Type(s):

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Full description

The OS in 1961 record three saddle querns and one probable rubber on either side of the path from the roads to St Morwetha's church porch. There is one quern on the east side of the path (p1) and two others and the probable rubber are grouped together on the western side of the path (p2). The rubber is 0.2M long and cylindrical in shape, narrowing slightly at the ends. It is granite and worn very smooth. Mr Casley of Trevowhan told the OS that one of the querns was found near the field wall at Trevowhan (30651). The other two and the rubber were brought from Towednack but he did not know the specific location (h1). Russell in 1971 lists a saddle quern in the churchyard at Morvah from a hut circle at Croftoe (30425.11) (b1).

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Site history:
1: 1961. PITCHER, GH / OS
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Associated Finds

  • FCO3668 - POLISHER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FCO2609 - SADDLE QUERN (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records: none recorded