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HER Number:29881
Name:CHYPRAZE CLIFF - Prehistoric field system


Preserved, possibly prehistoric field boundaries are visible on aerial photographs

Grid Reference:SW 3940 3595
Parish:Morvah, Penwith, Cornwall
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Protected Status: None recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Mapping Programme (Morph No.): 287.2
  • OS No. (OS Quarter-sheet and OS No.): SW33NE 5
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 29881
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SW33NE 9

Monument Type(s):

Full description

Russell recorded fields at the location, which are in the coastal zone between Chypraze cliff and farm (b1). The OS note that the fields are centred at SW 3940 3595 and are best preserved in the Western part of the area where the low field banks and walls of boulders are clearly visible. The age of the fields is uncertain (h1, h2), but may possibly have a origin that dates back to prehistoric times. NB The OS card could not be traced. These fields appear to be part of a larger complex of early enclosures located along the coast on Chypraze and Tregaminion cliffs (see also 29887 and 19888). Earth and stone banks are visible on air photographs (p1-3) and were plotted for the NMP.

Site history:
1: 1961. QUINELL, NV / OS
2: 1975. FLETCHER, MJ / OS

<p1> RAF, 1951, 540/518/4200 (Photographic Record). SCO13299.

<1> Russell, V, 1971, West Penwith Survey, 67 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4314.

<p2> PMB, 1973, FSL 7330/1/145 (Photographic Record). SCO15675.

<p3> NMR, 1982, SW3935/1-4 (Photographic Record). SCO16789.

Sources / Further Reading

[p1]SCO13299 - Photographic Record: RAF. 1951. 540/518/4200. ABP.
[1]SCO4314 - Bibliographic reference: Russell, V. 1971. West Penwith Survey. 67.
[p2]SCO15675 - Photographic Record: PMB. 1973. FSL 7330/1/145. ABP.
[p3]SCO16789 - Photographic Record: NMR. 1982. SW3935/1-4. ABP.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records: none recorded