MSO8005 - Mesolithic flints found at Hurlstone Point (Find Spot)

Summary

A collection of Mesolithic flints including a microlith and a core were found in 1956.

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A Mesolithic core, and flakes, etc., were found at Hurlstone Point Selworthy and donated to the County Museum, Taunton. (Accession Numbers 56.A.39, 50-51). [1] All these objects were found by Mr. A.D. Hallam on 14th February 1956: 56A 39 is a fragment of flint microlith found in the area SS 899 490. 56.A.50 is a pebble core found in the area SS 899 489. 56.A.51 is a core trimming from pebble found in the area SS 896 484. [2,3] Assuming that the grid references given by [2] are correct then the sites of these finds are as follows: SS 899 490. (56.A.39). A fragment of flint microlith found about 35 metres above Ordnance Datum to the west of a footpath on steep coastal slopes covered with bracken, gorse and scrub. SS 899 489. (56.A.50). A pebble core found about 45 metres above Ordnance Datum to the southeast of a footpath on steep slopes covered with bracken, gorse and scrub. SS 896 484. (56.A.51). A pebble core trimming found about 5 metres above Ordnance Datum in a field, now under pasture, west of Marland Lane. Note: Although [2] gives the find spot of this core as SS 899 484 this is probably erroneous and it should be SS 896 484 as described above. [4] 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> Serial: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1851-. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Volume 99 (1954), p7.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Mr AD Hallam, Taunton Castle Museum.
  • <3> Unpublished document: PITCHER, GHP. 1960s. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 21 July 65.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 22 November 1994.
  • <5> Report: McDonnell, R.. 1995. Porlock Bay and Marsh: A Rapid Preliminary Assessment of the Cultural and Palaeoenvironmental Resource. P. 26.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 35852, Extant 3 February 2022.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SS 898 487 (303m by 602m) (3 map features)
Map sheet SS84NE
Civil Parish SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11584
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE8
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA165206
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 35852
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33990

Record last edited

Feb 3 2022 1:35PM

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