MSO7897 - Mesolithic flint on Aldermans Barrow Allotment (Monument)

Summary

A large collection of Mesolithic flint and chert tools such as scrapers and flakes were found over a wide area centred at Alderman's barrow in 1956.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Mesolithic Flint and chert scrapers, flakes, etc, found near Alderman's Barrow and donated to the County Museum, Taunton (Accession reference 56.A.4). [1] These were scattered surface finds from an area centred SS 837 425, and were found by Mr Hallam in 1956. [2,3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Article in serial: Anon. 1954-5. Additions to the Museum. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society. 99 and 100. P. 7.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. AD Hallam, Somerset County Museum, Taunton.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigators Comments. GH Pitcher, F1, 9 July 1965.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 36214, Extant 22 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 836 424 (point)
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Civil Parish LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (3)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11546
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6728
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6854
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7388
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW4
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 36214
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33941

Record last edited

Jun 22 2021 2:58PM

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