MSO8014 - Late prehistoric flint east of Selworthy Combe (Monument)


A collection of Mesolithic and Neolithic flint implements has been recovered from this site between 1925 and 1935.

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Flint arrowheads and implements from a 'floor' near Selworthy, exhibited to the Society by AV Cornish. [1] The Cornish Collection in Taunton Museum contains a number of Mesolithic or Neolithic flint and chert implements. They include, gravers, arrowheads, fabricators, flakes, thumb scrapers, cores and knives, and were found between 1925 and 1935 in a field at SS 923 471 on the east side of Selworthy Combe. The field is under pasture. [2] A re-touched flint flake was found at approximately SS 9260 4710. [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. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Serial: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1851-. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Volume 77 (1931), 14 or 45.
  • <2> Collection: Somerset County Museum Cornish Collection.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigators Comments. NV Quinnell, 15 June 1965.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Morcom, D. 28.7.89. Morcom, D. to Somerset County Council.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 36783, Extant 10 May 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 924 470 (394m by 199m)
Map sheet SS94NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11583
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW8
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 36783
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33989

Record last edited

May 10 2022 1:51PM


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