The Rumps

Pentire Point West, St Minver, Cornwall


NGRef: SW934810
OSMap: LR200
Sitetype: IAcc

Iron-Age Cliff Castle / Promontory Fort

This excellently placed promontory fort with superb coastal vistas lies just west of Newquay on Cornwall's north-west coast. A massive triple rampart and ditch system protected an area of around 6ΒΌ acres (c.2.5ha) at the tip of the headland. Several hut circles lie within the defended enclosure. Excavation has unearthed pottery which dates the occupation of the site from the first century BC through the first century AD, also shards of amphorae indicate contact with Mediterranean traders.