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HER Number:15010
Name:KIT HILL - Bronze Age barrow


A large round barrow on the summit plateau of Kit Hill, 25.5m in diameter and up to 0.8m high.

Grid Reference:SX 3753 7130
Parish:Stokeclimsland, North Cornwall, Cornwall
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Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument CO461: Folly on Kit Hill

Other References/Statuses

  • Cornwall SURVEY NAME (temporary): KH11
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 15010

Monument Type(s):

  • BARROW (Bronze Age - 2500 BC to 801 BC)

Full description

A large round barrow on the summit plateau of Kit Hill was noted by Sandy Gerrard during the survey of Kit Hill summit and was interpreted by Herring and Thomas (h1, h2). This barrow is overlain on its western side by the bank of civil war earthwork (15064) and is cut into on its eastern side by stone splitting pits. It is a simple upturned bowl form 25.5m in diameter and up to 0.8m high. It forms part of the Kit Hill linear barrow group (15002) (b1). The monument is included within the Scheduled area.

Site history:

NMR, 23/1/03, NMR 21937 (Aerial Photograph). SCO23516.

<1> Herring, PC & Thomas, N, 1988, Kit Hill. Archaeological Survey (September 1988), 75 (Cornwall Event Report). SCO3585.

Sources / Further Reading

---SCO23516 - Aerial Photograph: NMR. 23/1/03. NMR 21937. SX 3740 7130.
[1]SCO3585 - Cornwall Event Report: Herring, PC & Thomas, N. 1988. Kit Hill. Archaeological Survey (September 1988). 75.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records: none recorded