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HER Number:50035
Name:ST DOMINICK - Iron Age round, Romano British round


An incomplete, univallate, subcircular enclosure visible on air photographs as a ploughed out bank up to 8.0m wide, enclosing an area of 90m diameter.

Grid Reference:SX 4023 6822
Parish:St Dominick, Caradon, Cornwall
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Protected Status: None recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Mapping Programme (Morph No.): 19.2.1
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 50035

Monument Type(s):

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

Full description

An incomplete, univallate, subcircular enclosure visible on air photographs (p1). The north-east side of the enclosure is fossilised by a later field boundary; the eastern and south-east sides were similarly fossilised but the field boundary (which is recorded on the 1954 6-inch OS map ) has since been removed. The western side shows on the photographs as a soil mark but in the north-west the feature is not visible. The ploughed out bank, up to 8.0m wide, encloses an area 90m in diameter. The enclosure was plotted as part of the NMP.A site visit in 1994 revealed that a terrace is visible in the field (with no obvious ditch uphill) and a broad bank up to approx 0.7m high crosses the field in the position of the cropmark. There are extensive views to the north to Hingston Down but the position is sheltered from the south where there is higher ground. This round overlooks another upstanding round across the valley at Bury. The area around is historically known as "Pensinger" and the final element in this name may be a corruption of the Cornish "Ker" 'fort, a round' (RIS-NT).

<p1> RAF, 1951, 540/483 4302 & 4303 (Photographic Record). SCO13039.

Sources / Further Reading

[p1]SCO13039 - Photographic Record: RAF. 1951. 540/483 4302 & 4303. ABP.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records: none recorded