MSO7579 - Late prehistoric flint scatter at North Hill (Find Spot)


A collection of Mesolithic and Neolithic flints from across the North Hill area.

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Microliths and implements of Mesolithic character found at North Hill, but no concentration has been located. [1] Flint implements from North Hill are in the County Museum, Taunton. [2] The moorland area of North Hill Minehead is in an extensive tract centred at SS 9448. Taunton Museum has Neolithic knives, scrapers, gravers and arrowheads and scrapers classified as Mesolithic donated at various periods and simply described as from North Hill. [3] Mesolithic microlith from North Hill, Minehead listed. In Taunton Museum, excavated by AV Cornish (Wymer's National Grid Reference for North Hill is wrong). [4] Additional bibliography. [5-6] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Monograph: Rankine, W.F.. 1956. The Mesolithic of Southern England, Research Papers of the Surrey Archaeological Society Surrey Archaeological Society. Surrey Archaeological Society. 4. 44.
  • <2> Article in serial: Anonymous. 1952. Additions to the Museum From 27 June, 1951 to 31 December, 1952. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 97. Part I, pp 32-37.
  • <3>XY Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 28 July 1965. [Mapped feature: #30282 ]
  • <4> Monograph: Wymer, J.J. + Bonsall, C.J. (Editors). 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites in England and Wales, with a Gazetteer of Upper Palaeolithic Sites in England and Wales. Council for British Archaeology. CBA Research Report No 20. 246.
  • <5> Serial: The Prehistoric Society. 1935 -. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Volume 36 (1970), 111 (S Palmer).
  • <6> Article in serial: Anonymous. 1931. Exhibition at Reception. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society. 77. Part I, p xlv. p xlv.
  • <7> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 36809, Extant 11 May 2022.



Grid reference SS 94 48 (point)
Map sheet SS94NW

Finds (8)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW16
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA167467
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 36809

Record last edited

May 11 2022 11:47AM


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