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HER Number:29700.01
Name:LOWER BOSCASWELL - Iron Age findspot, Early Medieval findspot, Medieval findspot


Prehistoric and medieval pottery recovered during excavations in the 1950s at Lower Boscaswell fogou.

Grid Reference:SW 3767 3483
Parish:St Just, Penwith, Cornwall
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Protected Status

  • Conservation Area: BOSCASWELL

Other References/Statuses

  • OS No. (OS Quarter-sheet and OS No.): SW33SE 43
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 29700.01
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SW33SE 3.1

Monument Type(s):

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Medieval - 410 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Full description

About 50 sherds of pottery were recovered during excavations in the 1950s at Lower Boscaswell fogou. These fell into two groups: mostly Iron Age 'B' pottery of south-west England; and C12-C13 to modern wares (b1). Re-examination of the post-prehistoric sherds has revealed that two or three sherds are grass-marked base sherds of the early medieval period. These were found in the filling of passages in the Iron Age fogou (b2).

<1> CLARK, EV, FORD, EB & THOMAS, AC, 1957, UNKNOWN TITLE, VOL XXIII, 213-219 (Unedited Source). SCO7638.

<2> Hutchinson, G, 1979, Finds at Gunwalloe, VOL 18, 91 (Article in serial). SCO3618.

Sources / Further Reading

[1]SCO7638 - Unedited Source: CLARK, EV, FORD, EB & THOMAS, AC. 1957. UNKNOWN TITLE. PPS. VOL XXIII, 213-219.
[2]SCO3618 - Article in serial: Hutchinson, G. 1979. Finds at Gunwalloe. CA No 18. VOL 18, 91.

Associated Finds

  • FCO182 - SHERD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records

29700Part of: LOWER BOSCASWELL - Iron Age/ Romano British fogou (Monument)