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HER Number:6757
Name:BERRY - Iron Age round, Romano British round


A roughly circular earthwork with inner bank 1.0m to 2.5m high, and outer bank up to 4.0m high on the north-west side.

Grid Reference:SX 4017 6865
Parish:St Dominick, Caradon, Cornwall
Map:Show location on Streetmap

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument CO522: Bury camp

Other References/Statuses

  • Heritage at Risk (National): English Heritage, South West
  • National Mapping Programme (Morph No.): 19.1.1
  • OS No. (OS Quarter-sheet and OS No.): SX46NW 2
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 6757
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SX46NW 11

Monument Type(s):

  • ROUND (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • ROUND (Romano British - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Full description

Bury Camp is a roughly circular Iron Age/Romano-British earthwork in a good defensive position. There is an outer bank on the north-western side of the round protecting the line of access, with a bank up to 4.0m high with a ditch having a counterscarp bank 0.6m high. The inner bank varies in height between 1.0m and 2.5m. The earthwork makes the best use of the natural topography. The monument is covered in grass except on the south-east corner where saplings are growing. The areas between the ramparts have been severely damaged by cattle. A house and garden are built over the western part of the annexe (h1,h2). It is visible on air photographs (p1) and was plotted as part of the NMP.

Site history:
2: 1979. GRAY, VK FMW/DOE

NMR, 20/5/77, NMR 4068 (Aerial Photograph). SCO21319.

RAF, 1947, CPE. UK 2149 4098-9 (Photographic Record). SCO12398.

<1> Ordnance Survey, 1970s, 1:10,000 OS Map (Cartographic materials). SCO4045.

<2> Frere, SS, 1958, Problems of the Iron Age in Southern Britain, 56 (Bibliographic reference). SCO3341.

CAU, 1985, F4. 26 401 687 (Photographic Record). SCO16922.

<3> Forde-Johnston, J, 1976, Hillforts of the Iron Age in England and Wales, 188 (Bibliographic reference). SCO3326.

CAU, 1989, F19/93-95 (Photographic Record). SCO17856.

Sources / Further Reading

---SCO21319 - Aerial Photograph: NMR. 20/5/77. NMR 4068. SX 4020 6860.
[p1]SCO12398 - Photographic Record: RAF. 1947. CPE. UK 2149 4098-9. ABP.
[1]SCO4045 - Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1970s. 1:10,000 OS Map.
[p2]SCO16922 - Photographic Record: CAU. 1985. F4. 26 401 687. ABP.
[2]SCO3341 - Bibliographic reference: Frere, SS. 1958. Problems of the Iron Age in Southern Britain. 56.
[p3]SCO17856 - Photographic Record: CAU. 1989. F19/93-95. ABP.
[3]SCO3326 - Bibliographic reference: Forde-Johnston, J. 1976. Hillforts of the Iron Age in England and Wales. 188.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • ECO1265 - Bury Camp, St Dominick

Related records: none recorded


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