Lellizzick

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Coordinates: 50°33′32″N 4°57′16″W / 50.55883°N 4.95458°W / 50.55883; -4.95458

Lellizzick farmstead from the west

Lellizzick (Cornish: Lan Wolesyk, meaning Woledic's church enclosure) is a farmstead settlement in north Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated approximately one mile (1.6 km) north of Padstow on the lane from Crugmeer to Hawkers Cove.[1]

A gated vehicle track leads north from Lellizzick to the National Coastwatch Institution watch station on Stepper Point. A permissive footpath leads south to Tregirls beach.

Archaeology[edit]

In the late 1990s, aerial photography by archaeologists revealed a number of circular and semi-circular crop marks in two clifftop fields near Lellizzick. Metal detectorists also discovered flints and pottery from the Mesolithic period as well as later artefacts from the post-Roman period.[2]

In October 2007, the Channel 4 television series Time Team visited Lellizzick to investigate the site and the features revealed by the earlier aerial photography were confirmed by a geophysics survey. The resulting television programme, titled From Constantinople to Cornwall, was broadcast in March 2008 (see List of episodes). The excavation and investigation revealed a roundhouse settlement.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 200 Newquay & Bodmin ISBN 978-0-319-22938-5
  2. ^ [1] Wessex Archaeology website; PDF report on Lellizzick investigation; retrieved April 2010
  3. ^ [2] Channel Four Television website; retrieved April 2010
  4. ^ [3] Wessex Archaeology website; PDF report on Lellizzick investigation; retrieved April 2010