Enclosures E of Gurlyn


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1007282

Date first listed: 25-Aug-1977


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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: St. Erth

National Grid Reference: SW 57292 32429


Two oval enclosures 420m east of Gurlyn Farm.

Reasons for Designation

Despite reduction in the height of the banks through cultivation the two oval enclosures 420m east of Gurlyn Farm will retain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to their construction, function, date, relative chronologies, possible territorial significance, agricultural practices, possible settlement, longevity, abandonment and overall landscape context.


This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 10 December 2015. This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.

This monument includes two oval enclosures situated close to the summit of a prominent hill called Gurlyn Hill overlooking the valley of the River Hayle. The two enclosures survive as entirely buried structures, deposits and layers visible on some aerial photographs. The photographs show evidence for internal enclosures or divisions. The exact date of the enclosures is unknown, but they have been interpreted as possible rounds, univallate enclosures or agricultural settlements.


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

Legacy System number: CO 1052

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

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