HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Cornwall & Scilly HER Result
Printable version | About Cornwall & Scilly HER | Visit Cornwall & Scilly HER online...

For important guidance on the use of this record, please click here.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.


HER Number:18163.33
Name:CARN BREA - Bronze Age findspot

Summary

A bronze leaf-shaped spear or arrowhead found by detector on a tor west of Truro

Grid Reference:SW 686 408
Parish:Carn Brea, Kerrier, Cornwall
Map:Show location on Streetmap

Protected Status: None recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 18163.33

Monument Type(s):

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

Full description

A bronze leaf-shaped "spear or arrowhead" was purchased by a collector from an antiques dealer who obtained it from the finder, apparently from "a tor west of Truro" with hut-circles on moorland (b2). This site could be either Carn Brea (as Mr G Smith was informed that there had been excavations at this site) or possibly Carnmenellis (where detectorists were known to have been active). The owner describes the object as 41mm long x 12mm wide across the blade, with a socket 13mm deep and 5mm wide (b2). Further information obtained by Mr Smith from the dealer indicates that the finder also dug up Romano-British bronze artefacts (prn 18163.59).
(b1) - Smith, G, 1981, Pers Comm, ,
(b2) - Stephen-Murray, R, 1981, Pers Comm (To Mr L Douch, RIC), ,

Associated Finds

  • FCO3751 - ARROWHEAD (Bronze Age - 2500 BC to 801 BC)
  • FCO2841 - SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2500 BC to 801 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records

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