MDE1231 - Neolithic flint working site at Old Burrow Hill (Monument)

Summary

An early prehistoric flint working site has been identified south of Old Burrow Roman fortlet, producing scrapers, split and worked beach pebbles, and flint waste. They are believed to be Neolithic in date.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A surface flint working site, found by Mr S Shutter 200 yards south of Old Burrow Roman fortlet in an arable field (SS 787 491). Five scrapers, as well as split and worked beach pebbles and flint waste have been found. Listed under Neolithic. [1] The site is now under pasture; it occupies a gentle south facing headland slope above the head of a steep combe. No surface finds were made. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Serial: Devonshire Association. 1862 -. Devonshire Association reports and transactions. Volume 93 (1961), 63 / 26th (A Fox), "Report on Archaeology and Early History".
  • <2> Unpublished document: STONE, J.W.. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 24 September 1974.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 786 490 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS74NE
Civil Parish COUNTISBURY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Finds (3)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 670
  • Devon SMR: SS74NE/503
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20035
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NE12
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35136

Record last edited

Jul 25 2016 8:42AM

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