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]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <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 Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V..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, 20 June 1965.
  • <3> Unpublished document: PALMER, JP. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 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 Unpublished document: National Trust notes.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.



Grid reference Centred SS 923 478 (1200m by 170m)
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
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36829
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33798

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Nov 25 2020 2:50PM


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