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HER Number:18163.31
Name:CARN BREA - Bronze Age findspot

Summary

A Bronze Age hoard including two socketed axes was found in 1744 on Carn Brea hill, west of the Monument.

Grid Reference:SW 6825 4070
Parish:Carn Brea, Kerrier, Cornwall
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Protected Status

  • Conservation Area: CARN BREA

Other References/Statuses

  • OS No. (OS Quarter-sheet and OS No.): SW64SE 83
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 18163.31
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SW64SE 113.3

Monument Type(s):

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2500 BC to 801 BC)

Full description

Borlase refers to a Bronze Age hoard found in 1744 near the summit of Carn Brea, west of the monument. He depicts two socketed axes from the hoard in a full scale engraving (b1). Mercer describes the axes as of "Armorican" type, small with square-section socket mouths and cast ribs, with very high lead content (b2,3). Both are now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.


<1> Borlase, W, 1754, Antiquities Historical and Monumental of the County of Cornwall, 263-270, PL20 (Bibliographic reference). SCO2878.


<2> Mercer, R, 1970, The Neolithic Settlement on Carn Brea: Preliminary Report, 1970 (Cornish Archaeology No 9, 1970), VOL 9, 55 (Article in serial). SCO3933.


<3> Mercer, R, 1981, Excavations at Carn Brea, Illogan, 14, PL 1 (Article in serial). SCO3929.


<4> PEARCE, SM, 1976, UNKNOWN TITLE, VOL 34, 31 (Unedited Source). SCO8345.

Sources / Further Reading

[1]SCO2878 - Bibliographic reference: Borlase, W. 1754. Antiquities Historical and Monumental of the County of Cornwall. 263-270, PL20.
[2]SCO3933 - Article in serial: Mercer, R. 1970. The Neolithic Settlement on Carn Brea: Preliminary Report, 1970 (Cornish Archaeology No 9, 1970). CA No 9. VOL 9, 55.
[3]SCO3929 - Article in serial: Mercer, R. 1981. Excavations at Carn Brea, Illogan. CA No 20. 14, PL 1.
[4]SCO8345 - Unedited Source: PEARCE, SM. 1976. UNKNOWN TITLE. PROC DEVON ARCHAEOL SOC. VOL 34, 31.

Associated Finds

  • FCO1542 - SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2500 BC to 801 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records

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