Cadsonbury Camp, Cadsonbury

Record ID:  90039 / MNA100162
Record type:  Monument
Protected Status: Scheduled Monument
NT Property:  Cadsonbury; South West
Civil Parish:  St. Ive; Cornwall
Grid Reference:  SX 343 674
Choose map:
Map Aerial
Choose labels:
No label ID SMR No.

Summary

Univallate hillfort enclosing 2.5 ha of the summit of a steep hill, unexcavated but probably dating to the Early Iron Age.

Identification Images (0)

Monument Types

  • UNIVALLATE HILLFORT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Description

A lozenge-shaped univallate enclosure of 2.5ha on the summit of a steep sided hill. The defences consist of a rampart and ditch of varying size, following the 90m contour; on the E side the ditch is approx. 1.3m deep but on other sides only a slight berm is visible.

There are two main entrances, one on the E side and a smaller one on the W. The E entrance is well defined, with two very clear inturns, the W entrance is less obvious, only slightly inturned and may only be a breach of the rampart. The main gateway and defensive works exist where the natural slope is steepest, yet the lower ramparts and shallower ditches are situated where the present hillslope is less steep.

References

  • SZC10634 - Photocopy: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Record Card for SX36NW, Cadson Bury.

  • SZC10661 - Unpublished document: Caroline Thackray. 1986. National Trust Archaeological Survey: Cadsonbury, Cornwall.

  • SZC10690 - Unpublished document: National Trust Cornwall Regional Office. Cadsonbury Management Plan (undated).

  • SZC1160 - Map: National Trust. Map showing land status at Cadson Bury Down, Cornwall.

  • SZC14261 - Photograph: Defences from W, Cadsonbury Hillfort.

  • SZC15606 - Photograph: Ditch and bank on E side, Cadsonbury Hillfort.

  • SZC18118 - Photograph: Gateway, left hand side, Cadsonbury Hillfort.

  • SZC2138 - Unpublished document: National Trust Cornwall Regional Office. Management Plan Cadsonbury Hill, nr Callington (undated).

  • SZC21631 - Photograph: Gateway, right hand side, Cadsonbury Hillfort.

  • SZC2169 - Monograph: H O Hencken. 1932. The Archaeology of Cornwall and Scilly.

  • SZC22710 - Photograph: Small entrance at S end, Cadsonbury Hillfort.

  • SZC22711 - Photograph: View from SE end, Cadsonbury Hillfort.

  • SZC23467 - Photograph: Defences on W looking to farm, Cadsonbury Hillfort.

  • SZC23468 - Photograph: Spur at SE end, Cadsonbury Hillfort.

  • SZC24820 - Photograph: W view, Cadsonbury Hillfort.

  • SZC30499 - Photograph: W gateway, Cadsonbury Hillfort.

  • SZC30500 - Photograph: View from the E, S end, Cadsonbury Hillfort.

  • SZC34054 - Photograph: View from E side of Lynher Valley, Cadsonbury.

  • SZC34055 - Photograph: View from NW end, Cadsonbury Hillfort.

  • SZC3447 - Monograph: Lysons. 1824. History of Cornwall.

  • SZC3448 - Monograph: English Heritage. Scheduled Ancient Monuments Core Print Form, Cornwall, Monument, Cadsonbury Hillfort.

  • SZC41039 - Photograph: Interior on E side, Cadsonbury Hillfort.

  • SZC41040 - Photograph: Defences from W, Cadsonbury Hillfort.

  • SZC43743 - Photograph: N end, Cadsonbury Hillfort.

  • SZC4681 - Monograph: William Page. 1906. The Victoria History of the County of Cornwall. 1.

  • SZC5958 - Photocopy: National Trust. Map showing National Trust Property at Cadsonbury.

  • SZC8499 - Unpublished document: National Trust. 1979. National Trust Biological Survey, Cadsonbury, Cornwall.

  • SZC8977 - Graphic material: National Trust. 1986. Plan of Cadsonbury Hillfort, Cornwall. 500.

  • SZC9439 - Graphic material: National Trust. 1986. Profiles of Cadsonbury Hillfort, Cornwall. 500.

  • SZC9805 - Monograph: J Polsue. 1868. Lake's Parochial History of the County of Cornwall. 2.

Designations

Other Statuses and References

None Recorded

Associated Events

  • ENA465 - Field Survey,

Associated Finds

None Recorded

Related Records

None Recorded