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HER Number:31698
Name:LESINGEY - Iron Age/Romano British round

Summary

A small univallate earthwork now covered in woodland, with a rampart 3.67m to 4.58m high. It may be the 'Castle Hornek' referred to by Norden.

Grid Reference:SW 4534 3036
Parish:Penzance, Penwith, Cornwall
Map:Show location on Streetmap

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument CO536: Lesingey Round

Other References/Statuses

  • OS No. (OS Quarter-sheet and OS No.): SW43SE 7
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 31698
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SW43SE 101

Monument Types

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

Full description

Lesingey Round is a small univallate earthwork now covered in woodland. The inner slope of the rampart is absent in places but the outer slope is continuous to the base of a well preserved ditch. The rampart is between 3.5m to 4.5m high from the bottom of the ditch. A field boundary has been built around the outer edge of the ditch. There are no surface indications of occupation within the earthwork. Lesingey Round may be the 'Castle Hornek' referred to by Norden (b2, 31699).

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Site history:
1: 1958. SAUNDERS, AD / IAM
2: 1960. UNKNOWN / OS
3: 1981. SHEPPARD, PA / DOE
4: 1985. SHEPPARD, PA / HBMC
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Giddings, D., 2012, Lesingey Round (Report). SCO27679.

<1> UNKNOWN, 1---, VOL OF MISC EXTRACTS, DRAWINGS AND PRINTS, 45 (11) (Unedited Source). SCO5375.

<2> Norden, J, 1728, Speculi Britanniae Pars, 36 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4001.

<3> UNKNOWN, 18--, UNKNOWN TITLE, VOL I, 343 (Unedited Source). SCO5719.

<4> Edmonds, R, 1862, The Land's End District, 39 (Bibliographic reference). SCO3302.

<5> Polsue, J (Editor), 1867-72, Lake's Parochial History of Cornwall, VOL 3, 221-222 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4139.

<6> Page, W (Editor), 1906, Victoria History of the County of Cornwall, VOL I, 461 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4068.

<7> Russell, V, 1971, West Penwith Survey (Bibliographic reference). SCO4314.

<8> Ordnance Survey, 1970s, 1:10,000 OS Map (Cartographic materials). SCO4045.

Sources / Further Reading

---SCO27679 - Report: Giddings, D.. 2012. Lesingey Round. Devon and Cornwall.
[1]SCO5375 - Unedited Source: UNKNOWN. 1---. VOL OF MISC EXTRACTS, DRAWINGS AND PRINTS. AT MORRAB LIBRARY, PENZANCE. 45 (11).
[2]SCO4001 - Bibliographic reference: Norden, J. 1728. Speculi Britanniae Pars. 36.
[3]SCO5719 - Unedited Source: UNKNOWN. 18--. UNKNOWN TITLE. TRANS PENZANCE NAT HIST AND ANTIQ SOC. VOL I, 343.
[4]SCO3302 - Bibliographic reference: Edmonds, R. 1862. The Land's End District. 39.
[5]SCO4139 - Bibliographic reference: Polsue, J (Editor). 1867-72. Lake's Parochial History of Cornwall. VOL 3, 221-222.
[6]SCO4068 - Bibliographic reference: Page, W (Editor). 1906. Victoria History of the County of Cornwall. Page, W. VOL I, 461.
[7]SCO4314 - Bibliographic reference: Russell, V. 1971. West Penwith Survey.
[8]SCO4045 - Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1970s. 1:10,000 OS Map.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • ECO4802 - Lesingey Round

Related records: none recorded

Images

No image caption available  © Emma Trevarthen@Historic Environment, Cornwall Council

No image caption available © Emma Trevarthen@Historic Environment, Cornwall Council

No image caption available  © Emma Trevarthen@Historic Environment, Cornwall Council

No image caption available © Emma Trevarthen@Historic Environment, Cornwall Council