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Somerset Historic Environment Record

54551

Site Name: Cadbury Castle - Neolithic 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 14 May 2003]

Details:

Surface finds of flint axes, arrowheads and Windmill Hill type pottery indicate E Neo occupation. {1}

The l966-70 excavations (PRN 22948) produced evidence for both E and L Neo activity. E Neo Pits, some containing human bones, were found on summit plateau (sites EFGPNT), and L Neo on site A - pottery and possible structure. {2}

On site D (rampart an E Neo occupation soil through which pits had been dug was covered by a slight field bank. {4}

Nature of occupation is uncertain. Gully found in EFG in 1967 thought to be part of structure, but not confirmed in subsequent excavations. {5}

References:

1 Excavation report - Alcock, L. A reconaissance excavation at South Cadbury Castle, Somerset, ...Antiquaries Journal  47 (1967), 70-76 Copy available in Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society library at Somerset Heritage Centre
2 Description - Alcock, L. By South Cadbury is that Camelot ....  (1972)
3 Detailed records - Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division record card. Record ID: ST 62 NW 1 (1979) Location: HER files under PRN 55105.
4 Excavation report - Alcock, L. Excavations at South Cadbury Castle 1969: A summary report. Antiquaries Journal  50 (1970), 14-25 Copy available in Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society library at Somerset Heritage Centre
5 Excavation report - Alcock, L. Cadbury Castle, 1967. Antiquity  42 (1968), 47-51 Copy available in Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society library at Somerset Heritage Centre

Record created in October 1995

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