Part of a prehistoric field system at Tor Noon

Overview

Heritage Category:
Scheduled Monument
List Entry Number:
1007263
Date first listed:
01-Feb-1985
Location Description:
Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Map

Ordnance survey map of Part of a prehistoric field system at Tor Noon
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Location

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Location Description:
Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.
District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Morvah
District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
St. Just
National Grid Reference:
SW 40150 34437

Reasons for Designation

The part of a prehistoric field system at Tor Noon survives comparatively well and appears to represent a development of different types of field system through time. It will contain important archaeological and environmental evidence relating to this development, the chronologies and construction of the field system through time and the relationship between these adaptations to possible climatic or social changes and the introduction of new foodstuffs or general agricultural practices.

Details

The monument includes part of an extensive prehistoric field system, situated on the north and west facing slopes surrounding Tor Noon. The field system survives as a series of low and irregular earth and stone banks measuring up to 0.5m high with many small rectangular and other irregular shaped fields suggesting an Iron Age or earlier date. There is a possibility of more than one phase of prehistoric field construction which have produced an overall palimpsest of fields. Further archaeological remains in the vicinity are the subject of separate schedulings.

Sources: HER:- PastScape Monument No:-424411

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
CO 1087
Legacy System:
RSM - OCN

Legal

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

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