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HER Number:18163.83
Name:CARN BREA - Post Medieval pillow mound


A low mound of earth and stone on Carn Brea hill is thought to be a pillow mound or rabbit warren

Grid Reference:SW 6852 4071
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 10
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 18163.83
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SW64SE 113.8

Monument Type(s):

Full description

The OS field worker in 1970 found a low mound of earth and stone, thought to be a pillow mound or rabbit warren (h1). It was aligned roughly NW-SE across the moderate slope, and was 14m long, 0.8m high and 4m wide, with traces of a ditch 0.3m deep.

Site history:
1: 1970. ANK / OS
2: 1985. SG, AS / CAU

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records

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