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Somerset Historic Environment Record


Site Name: Cadbury Castle - Bronze Age settlement, South Cadbury
SCHEDULED MONUMENT: Large multivallate hillfort and associated earthworks at South Cadbury [No:22904]
Civil Parish: South Cadbury
Part of:
PRN 55105Cadbury Castle, South Cadbury
Grid Ref: ST 628 251 (ST 62 NW)
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Public access:

As far as we are aware this site is open to the public at certain times. (Open Access, expires 30/09/08). [Information last updated on 09 July 2003]


Early Bronze Age material, including a barbed and tanged arrowhead, an early cast bronze axe and a pit containing pottery and bones, has been identified from excavations (PRN 22948). During the Later Bronze Age, occupation of the hilltop involved the construction of structures associated with ovens. Current evidence suggests that this represents a farming community with a pastoral based economy. Material from this period includes Deverel-Rimbury type pottery, a fragment of a bucket base, spearheads and socketed knives. There was no evidence for the construction of any defences on the hilltop at this time. {1}


1 Correspondence - English Heritage to Somerset County Council, 21/09/1995: in HER files (PRN 55105)

Record created on 09 July 2003

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