MSO7582 - Neolithic and Bronze Age Implements found near Selworthy Beacon (Monument)


A collection of Neolithic and Bronze Age implements found near Selworthy Beacon, including a stone rubber, flint flakes, a scraper and arrowheads.

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Mr. Wedlake has in his collection a stone rubber (unclassified) found at 'Z' - SS 91784797; a large number of flint flakes found in the area centred SS 924 479; and several Neolithic and Bronze Age arrowheads found within an area centred at SS 9298 4780. These finds were made between 1942 and 1945 when the area was used as a tank training ground. [1,2] The area indicated is open heathland. A Neolithic scraper was found on broken ground during investigation. [3] Mesolithic and Neolithic scrapers and worked flints. Most in Cornish collection at Taunton museum. [5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1>XY Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. AL Wedlake, Watchet. [Mapped features: #44738 Location of stone rubber, ; #44739 Flint flake collection, ; #44740 Location of several Neolithic and Bronze Age arrowheads, ]
  • <2> Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, F1, 20 June 1965.
  • <3> Unpublished document: PALMER, JP. Mid 1960s. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, F2, 22 July 1965.
  • <4> Unpublished document: National Trust notes. PRN 33798.
  • <5> Article in serial: Osborn, B.. 1983. Parish surveys in Somerset five: Minehead Without. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 5. P. 21.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 36829, Extant 11 May 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 923 478 (1200m by 170m) (3 map features)
Map sheet SS94NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11424
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW22
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 36829
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33798

Record last edited

May 11 2022 12:17PM


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