MDE1254 - Late prehistoric flint knife found at Furzehill (Find Spot)


A late Neolithic or early Bronze Age discoidal flint knife was found at Furzehill.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 730450. A very fine polished discoidal flint knife was found at Furzehill by John Richards, a labourer, of Parracombe. The knife measures 4 inches by 3 1/2 inches and has a ground edge of black flint. Discoidal knives may be of either Late Neolithic or Beaker culture and can probably be placed within the period 2000 and 1500 BC. The present whereabouts of the find are not known. [1,2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1>XY Monograph: Grinsell, L.V.. 1970. The Archaeology of Exmoor: Bideford Bay to Bridgewater. David and Charles Limited. 25, 188. [Mapped feature: #47752 ]
  • <2> Article in serial: Chanter, J.F.. 1906. The Parishes of Lynton and Countisbury. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. 114-224. 120, illustration.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 35194, Extant 13 December 2021.



Grid reference SS 730 450 (point)
Map sheet SS74NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 12265
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 13964
  • Devon SMR: SS74NW/38
  • Devon SMR: SS74SW/55/2
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20339
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20380
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW21
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 35194

Record last edited

Dec 13 2021 9:41PM


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