Mawgan Porth Dark Age settlement


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Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Cornwall Council



Parliamentary Constituency

St Austell and Newquay

Grid Reference

SR852852 (185154, 67248)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.465, -5.02769

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User-Submitted Notes

The remaining low walls of two medieval courtyard houses are visible. The houses each consist of a long-house with added rooms around a courtyard. The presence of bar-lug pottery and a coin dating to 991-997AD imply an early date. A further courtyard house and cemetery have been covered over since excavation.
Reference: English Heritage 1997 Archaeological Report 13; Mawgan Porth A settlement of the late Saxon period on the north Cornish coast.
Excavations 1949-52, 1954, and 1974
by the late Rupert Bruce-Mitford

Sheila Harper, 25 January 2015

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