MDE21785 - Prehistoric flint northwest of Caffyns Heaton Down (Monument)

Summary

A scatter of 18 pieces of worked flint, mostly derived from beach pebbles were recovered during groundworks for laying a water pipe in 2000. The flints were characteristic of a Mesolithic or early Neolithic date.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A scatter of 18 pieces of worked flint were recovered during groundworks for laying a water pipe in 2000. Part of the assemblage was derived from the easternmost of three shallow ditches orientated north-south 2.8m wide x 0.22m deep which were probably natural features. The flints were mainly derived from beach pebbles and the predominance of blade technology suggested the assemblage was of Mesolithic or early Neolithic date. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Report: Whitton, C.J.M.. 2000. Archaeological Recording on the South West Water Lynton Water Supply Pipeline. 8-10. [Mapped feature: #33970 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 6815 4711 (point)
Map sheet SS64NE
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Finds (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 65561
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/153/1

Record last edited

Oct 14 2020 10:37AM

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