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HER Number:18163.84
Name:CARN BREA - Post Medieval commemorative monument

Summary

The monument to Lord de Dunstanville and Basset, on Carn Brea was begun in 1836 and completed the following year.

Grid Reference:SW 6834 4072
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): 18163.84
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SW64SE 113.12

Monument Type(s):

Full description

A monument to Francis Lord de Dunstanville and Basset, of Tehidy, was begun in 1836 (b1) and completed the following year (b2). The structure, resembling a chimney stack with a cross at its top, is 27m high and has an entrance on the south side (b4, 5). Inside the granite tower, a wooden staircase originally gave access to apertures at the top giving wide views (b2, 3). Sections of the stairway survived to the 1950s but decayed and have been removed (b5). The monument stands on the highest point of the hill, within the enclosed area of the prehistoric hillfort (18163.41).

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Site history:
1: 1979. NDJ / CAU
2: 2004. JRS/CAU
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<1> UNKNOWN, 1836, UNKNOWN TITLE, 7/1/1836 (Unedited Source). SCO5898.


<2> UNKNOWN, 1837, UNKNOWN TITLE, 20/1/1837 (Unedited Source). SCO5900.


<3> Redding, C, 1842, An Illustrated Itinerary of the County of Cornwall (Bibliographic reference). SCO4241.


<4> TANGYE, M, 1973, THE VARIED FEATURES OF CARN BREA, ILLOGAN, VOL 8, NO 1, 12 (Unedited Source). SCO8205.


<5> Tangye, M, 1981, Carn Brea, a Brief History and Guide, 45-47 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4526.


<6> Mercer, R, 1981, Excavations at Carn Brea, Illogan, 9 (Article in serial). SCO3929.

Sources / Further Reading

[1]SCO5898 - Unedited Source: UNKNOWN. 1836. UNKNOWN TITLE. WEST BRITON. 7/1/1836.
[2]SCO5900 - Unedited Source: UNKNOWN. 1837. UNKNOWN TITLE. WEST BRITON. 20/1/1837.
[3]SCO4241 - Bibliographic reference: Redding, C. 1842. An Illustrated Itinerary of the County of Cornwall.
[4]SCO8205 - Unedited Source: TANGYE, M. 1973. THE VARIED FEATURES OF CARN BREA, ILLOGAN. J OLD CORNWALL SOC. VOL 8, NO 1, 12.
[5]SCO4526 - Bibliographic reference: Tangye, M. 1981. Carn Brea, a Brief History and Guide. 45-47.
[6]SCO3929 - Article in serial: Mercer, R. 1981. Excavations at Carn Brea, Illogan. CA No 20. 9.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records

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

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