Hillfort 225m North East of Bosvisack

Cornwall

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Iron Age
Round House (domestic)

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Cornwall Council

Parish

Kenwyn

Parliamentary Constituency

Truro and Falmouth

Grid Reference

SR783783 (178268, 46254)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.2739, -5.11221

Nearest Postcode

TR4 9EJ

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Notes

A small Iron Age multivallate hillfort located on the eastern end of a natural spur which sits above and between two arms of the River Kenwyn; these two arms of the river conjoin 650 metres east of the monument. The hillfort has a near circular defended area with an inner bank, and an outer bank which is partly preserved within the fabric of more modern hedge-banks. The outer bank is, in places, 3 metres wide and 1.2 metres high with an additional 1 metre drop on the exterior. Elsewhere, the line of the outer rampart is seen in the clear breaks of the slope. The inner bank, which lay some 15 metres inside the outer bank, was recorded in the early part of the 20th century but no longer survives above ground. The interior of the hillfort is 140 metres by 160 metres, encompassing about 2.25 hectares. Although previously subject to cultivation and now level, the interior was reported in the early part of the 20th century to have had traces of mounds, thought to be the remains of round houses or other structures. Scheduled.

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