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HER Number:17016
Name:LOWER HELLAND DOWN - Iron Age round, Romano British round


A well preserved near circular univallate enclosure of 1ha, with simple entrance on the east and outwork extending from the south-east.

Grid Reference:SX 0609 7025
Parish:Helland, North Cornwall, Cornwall
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Protected Status: None recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Mapping Programme (Morph No.): 2000/1/1
  • OS No. (OS Quarter-sheet and OS No.): SX07SE 14
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 17016
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SX07SE 9

Monument Types

  • ROUND (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

  • ROUND (Romano British - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Full description

A near circular univallate camp approximately 90m by 80m first recorded by McLauchlan (b1). The OS found an extremely well preserved, near circular univallate defended enclosure, situated on Lower Helland Down, a spur south of the River Camel (b2). It enclosed approx 1 hectare and has a simple entrance on the east side. A 25m outwork extends from the south-east side to protect the entrance (h1). The enclosure is visible on air photos (p1) and was recorded as part of the NMP.

Site history:
1: 1972. FLETCHER, MJ / OS

<1> MCLAUCHLAN, H, 1850, UNKNOWN TITLE, VOL 32, 37 PLAN PL 28 (Unedited Source). SCO6040.

<p1> RAF, 1946, 3G/TUD/137/5378-9 (Photographic Record). SCO10744.

<2> Ordnance Survey, 1970s, 1:10,000 OS Map (Cartographic materials). SCO4045.

Sources / Further Reading

[p1]SCO10744 - Photographic Record: RAF. 1946. 3G/TUD/137/5378-9. ABP.
[1]SCO6040 - Unedited Source: MCLAUCHLAN, H. 1850. UNKNOWN TITLE. RRIC. VOL 32, 37 PLAN PL 28.
[2]SCO4045 - Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1970s. 1:10,000 OS Map.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records: none recorded