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Enclosures east of Gurlyn

A Scheduled Monument in St. Erth, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1419 / 50°8'30"N

Longitude: -5.3984 / 5°23'54"W

OS Eastings: 157276.192596

OS Northings: 32405.600698

OS Grid: SW572324

Mapcode National: GBR FX19.Q0B

Mapcode Global: VH12V.CPXK

Entry Name: Enclosures E of Gurlyn

Scheduled Date: 25 August 1977

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1007282

English Heritage Legacy ID: CO 1052

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Erth

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Erth

Church of England Diocese: Truro


Two oval enclosures 420m east of Gurlyn Farm.

Source: Historic England


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.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

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.

Source: Historic England

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