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HER Number:18163.32
Name:CARN BREA - Bronze Age findspot

Summary

A late Bronze Age socketed axe was found 'west of the monument' at Carn Brea

Grid Reference:SW 6814 4075
Parish:Carn Brea, Kerrier, Cornwall
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Protected Status

  • Conservation Area: CARN BREA

Other References/Statuses

  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 18163.32

Monument Type(s):

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

Full description

A late Bronze Age socketed axe was found 'west of the monument' at Carn Brea by Mr G Dyer on 2nd June 1988. It was projecting slightly above the turf, with a small stone projecting beside it, and as the axe was incomplete, he returned and found another part of it beneath the turf. A site visit was made and the findspot established, on the north side of the 'Giant's Couch', just north of the footpath. It was observed that another turf 1m to the west had also been lifted and replaced, but Mr Dyer could provide no explanation for this (h1).
(b1) - Dyer, G, 1988, Pers Comm, ,

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Site history:
1: 1988. APJ, PGR / CAU
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<2> Tangye, M, 1981, Carn Brea, a Brief History and Guide (Bibliographic reference). SCO4526.

Sources / Further Reading

[2]SCO4526 - Bibliographic reference: Tangye, M. 1981. Carn Brea, a Brief History and Guide.

Associated Finds

  • FCO2840 - 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)