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HER Number:18163.51
Name:CARN BREA - Romano British occupation site

Summary

A small amount of Roman material suggests continuing occupation of Carn Brea hill into the RB period

Grid Reference:SW 6855 4080
Parish:Carn Brea, Kerrier, Cornwall
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Protected Status

  • Conservation Area: CARN BREA
  • Scheduled Monument CO79: Carn Brea Castle

Other References/Statuses

  • OS No. (OS Quarter-sheet and OS No.): SW64SE 5
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 18163.51

Monument Type(s):

Full description

Continuing occupation of Carn Brea hill into the Romano-British period is suggested by finds from excavations on the saddle and around the eastern summit. Thurston Peter found a Roman coin and a brooch in a hut on the eastern summit (prn 18163.54) and claims to have found wheel-made pottery in that area Mercer however interprets the latter as fine Neolithic Hembury ware.
A single sherd of pottery from Mercer's 1970-1973 excavations is thought to be of Romano-British date. Samuels describes this rim sherd as wheel-made, from a jar or dish, and comparable to another from Magor villa (b3).
A silver Denarius of AD 70 and an Iron Age or Roman ring brooch were found together during excavation of a hut circle inside the eastern summit Peter in 1895, who donated it to the RIC museum (b1).


<1> Peter, TC, 1896, The Expoloration of Carn Brea, VOL 12, 92-102 (Article in serial). SCO5139.


<2> Mercer, R, 1981, Excavations at Carn Brea, Illogan, 81-87 (Article in serial). SCO3929.


<3> SAMUELS, J, 1981, IRON AGE POTTERY, EXCAVATIONS AT CARN BREA, 81-87 (Unedited Source). SCO8628.


<4> Hencken, HO, 1932, The Archaeology of Cornwall and Scilly, 130, 132 (Bibliographic reference). SCO3489.

Sources / Further Reading

[1]SCO5139 - Article in serial: Peter, TC. 1896. The Expoloration of Carn Brea. JRIC Vol 13. VOL 12, 92-102.
[2]SCO3929 - Article in serial: Mercer, R. 1981. Excavations at Carn Brea, Illogan. CA No 20. 81-87.
[3]SCO8628 - Unedited Source: SAMUELS, J. 1981. IRON AGE POTTERY, EXCAVATIONS AT CARN BREA. 81-87.
[4]SCO3489 - Bibliographic reference: Hencken, HO. 1932. The Archaeology of Cornwall and Scilly. 130, 132.

Associated Finds

  • FCO3266 - BROOCH (Romano British - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FCO1279 - COIN (Romano British - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FCO3267 - COIN (Romano British - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FCO1278 - SHERD (Romano British - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded

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18163Part of: CARN BREA - Neolithic tor enclosure, Iron Age hillfort (Monument)