MDE1042 - Prehistoric pottery on Trentishoe Down (Monument)


A late Bronze Age or early Iron Age sherd of pottery was found after ploughing.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 630 477. A sherd of coarse dark clay, 0.4 inches thick with the remains of an abraded low cordon in applied clay, decorated with diagonal nicks, was found on Trentishoe Down by Mr SF Shutter, after ploughing. It is probably part of a Late Bronze Age or Iron Age vessel and is the first example of pottery of this period to be recorded in North Devon. [1,2] The sherd's current location is unknown. [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Monograph: Grinsell, L.V.. 1970. The Archaeology of Exmoor: Bideford Bay to Bridgewater. David and Charles Limited. p205.
  • <2> Serial: Devonshire Association. 1862 -. Devonshire Association reports and transactions. Report on the Archaeology and early history of Devon (A Fox), Volume 87 (1955), 324.
  • <3> Report: Quinnell, H.. 1998. Later Prehistoric Pottery Survey.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 34671, Extant 4 November 2021.



Grid reference SS 629 477 (point)
Map sheet SS64NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 2017
  • Devon SMR: SS64NW/4
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20099
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NW9
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA107798
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 34671

Record last edited

Nov 4 2021 1:19PM


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