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Cadson Bury
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Viewed from Lower Crift, about 0.75 miles (1.2 km) to the south
Location Near Callington, Cornwall
Type Hillfort
Length 275 metres (902 ft)
Width 170 metres (558 ft)
Area 2.5 hectares (6.2 acres)
History
Periods Iron Age
Designated 24 October 1950
Reference no. 1004494

Cadson Bury is an Iron Age hillfort about 2 miles (3.2 km) south-west of Callington, in Cornwall, England.

It is owned by the National Trust, and it is scheduled monument.

Description

The fort is sited in a commanding position on a steep hill, called Cadson Bury Down, above the River Lynher.

It is a univallate hillfort, probably of the early Iron Age. The oval enclosure, longest from north to south, is about 275 metres (902 ft) long and 170 metres (558 ft) wide, enclosing an area of about 2.5 hectares (6.2 acres). The rampart is up to 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) above the interior; the outer ditch is about 1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) deep on the east side, less visible elsewhere.

There are no traces of house platforms within the enclosure. There are two opposed inturned entrances on the east and west sides; the eastern entrance is clearly defined, the western entrance less so. Another entrance on the south may not be original.

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