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Monument Number 35852

Hob Uid: 35852
Location :
Somerset
West Somerset
Selworthy
Grid Ref : SS8970048700
Summary : A collection of Mesolithic implements in the form of a core and flakes were found at Hurlstone Point, Selworthy in 1956 and were donated to the County Museum in Taunton.
More information : A mesolithic core, and flakes, etc., were found at
Hurlstone Point Selworthy and donated to the County Museum, Taunton. (56A, 39, 50-51). (1)

All these objects were found by Mr. A.D. Hallam on 14.2.56.
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)

Assuming that the grid references given by authority 2 are correct then the sites of these finds are as follows:

SS 899490. (56A 39). A fragment of flint microlith found about 35m above OD to the west of a footpath on steep coastal slopes covered with braken, gorse and scrub.

SS 899489. (56A 50). A pebble core found about 45m above OD to the southeast of a footpath on steep slopes covered with braken, gorse and scrub.

SS 896484. (56A 51). A pebble core trimming found about 5m above OD in a field, now under pasture, west of Marland Lane.

(Note: Although authority 2 gives the find spot of this core as SS 899484 this is probably erroneous and it should be SS 896484 as stated by the SMR (3) and as described above.) (3-4)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Somerset archaeology and natural history : the proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
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Page(s) : 7
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Vol(s) : 99, 1954
Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 GHP 21-JUL-65
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Source Number : 2a
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Mr. A.D. Hallam, Taunton Castle Museum.
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Somerset County SMR 33990 ED/05/84
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Sainsbury I S, 22-NOV-94, RCHME Field Investigation
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Mesolithic
Display Date : Mesolithic
Monument End Date : -4000
Monument Start Date : -10000
Monument Type : Findspot
Evidence : Find

Components and Objects:
Period : Mesolithic
Component Monument Type : Findspot
Object Type : UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT, CORE, MICROLITH, FLAKE
Object Material :

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33990
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 NE 8
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 84 NE 8
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-07-21
End Date : 1965-07-21
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 84 NE 8
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1994-11-22
End Date : 1994-11-22