Godrevy Towans - complex of prehistoric sites


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Hollow Way

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Cornwall Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Camborne and Redruth

Grid Reference

SR589589 (158871, 42345)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.2312, -5.38149

Nearest Postcode

TR27 5EE

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A boundary bank along the Gwithian-Camborne parish boundary across the Godrevy Headland. It is thought to be of 12th century date. It is described about 1603 as running from Gwithian Bridge (SW 58714200) "by a path and banke unto the north sea cliffe". The bank is the surviving remnant of the uphill side of a hollow way from Crane Godrevy (SW 58954290) to Fishing Cove (SW 59514286) but the 'path' is now untraceable. The northern part of this portion of boundary, SW 58904255 - SW 58754225, was examined in two places in 1963. In this area it not only formed the parish boundary but was also the head dyke on the south east of the whole Crane Godrevy strip field system. The undisturbed stony surface was partly covered by an early sand blow.

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