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HER Number:18163.82
Name:CARN BREA - Post Medieval well

Summary

A well beneath the north rampart of Carn Brea

Grid Reference:SW 6860 4093
Parish:Carn Brea, Kerrier, Cornwall
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Protected Status

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

Other References/Statuses

  • OS No. (OS Quarter-sheet and OS No.): SW64SE 5
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 18163.82
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SW64SE 113.10

Monument Type(s):

  • WELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Full description

A well is shown on Sir G Wilkinson's plan of Carn Brea in 1860 (b1). It is described by Tangye (b4) as a granite structure with an opening 0.6m square, situated beneath the north rampart of the hill fort. He records its use until recent times by the inhabitants of Carn Brea Castle and suggests it may also have been used by prehistoric occupants of the hilltop.

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Site history:
1: 1970. NNQ / OS
2: 1985. SG, AS / CAU
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<1> WILKINSON, G, 1860, CARN BREA, PT 1, 24 (Unedited Source). SCO6133.


<2> TANGYE, M, 1973, THE VARIED FEATURES OF CARN BREA, ILLOGAN, VOL 8, NO 1, 10, 12 (Unedited Source). SCO8205.


<3> Ordnance Survey, 1900s, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map (Cartographic materials). SCO4051.


<4> Tangye, M, 1981, Carn Brea, a Brief History and Guide, 32, 52-54 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4526.


<5> Mercer, R, 1981, Excavations at Carn Brea, Illogan, 9, 87 (Article in serial). SCO3929.

Sources / Further Reading

[1]SCO6133 - Unedited Source: WILKINSON, G. 1860. CARN BREA. JRIC. PT 1, 24.
[2]SCO8205 - Unedited Source: TANGYE, M. 1973. THE VARIED FEATURES OF CARN BREA, ILLOGAN. J OLD CORNWALL SOC. VOL 8, NO 1, 10, 12.
[3]SCO4051 - Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1900s. 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map.
[4]SCO4526 - Bibliographic reference: Tangye, M. 1981. Carn Brea, a Brief History and Guide. 32, 52-54.
[5]SCO3929 - Article in serial: Mercer, R. 1981. Excavations at Carn Brea, Illogan. CA No 20. 9, 87.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records

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