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Site name Tregaseal I, St Just in Penwith
Site number 6
Burial codes 4002 4005 4021 4024 4025 4028 4030 4032 4041 4048 4051 4065 4075 4081 4085 4093 4104 4112 4122 4123 4128 4143 4154 4155 4156 4161 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc Oval cairn oriented SE, in whose mound a flint scraper and other flints occurred. The mound was of stone on the north side, and on the south of earth. On the paved floor of the chamber was cremated bone of adults, broken pots and a small perforated whetstone which belongs to a well known variety associated with Early Bronze Age graves containing metal daggers. At the north west end of the chamber was a raised platform formed of two flat stones, both under and upon which burnt bones were found.

Outside the closed north west end of the chamber a cist had been integrated with the mound. In it was a very large biconical, probably Middle Bronze Age, urn inverted over cremated bones. The urn had a cross carefully set in relief on the inner base surface, and generally compared with one found at Chapel Carn Brae (Site 187). The cist was filled with fine earth.
Remains/Period Y4
County Cornwall
Region SW
National grid square SW
X coordinate 387
Y coordinate 324
Bibliographic source Lukis 1885, Hencken 1932, Patchett 1950, Radford 1952


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