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Monument Number 443565

Hob Uid: 443565
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Gidleigh
Grid Ref : SX6574086790
Summary : A large collection of over 8000 flint implements and flakes have been recovered from the stream valley at Batworthy since early this century. Most of the collection is thought to be in Plymouth City Museum.
More information : Flint implements and flakes of pigmy type found in the
three fields at Batworthy and also in the gardens. In the
latter place a small ovate was found. (1)

(Areas centred SX 65758680 & SX 66088658) Many implements found
here, one of the richest flint areas on Dartmoor. (2)

Torquay Museum held the F N Budd collection of over 8000 flints
found at Batworthy, Gidleigh Moor. This collection has however
been lost, or at least mislaid, though searches
have been made by recent curators (see SX 68 NE 63, Russell
collection of flints from Gidleigh Moor). (3)

Over 8000 flint artefacts of Neolithic and Early Bronze Age date have been recorded from the stream valley near Batworthy, SX 715853 (sic) of which over 1000 flint were collected by R H Worth prior to 1919. The assemblage includes plano-convex and discoidal knives, one leaf, one hollow-based, three triangular 5-barbed and tanged arrowheads; scrapers and awls, and a spindle-whorl. The finds are in Plymouth City Museum. (4)



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Source Number : 1
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Rec 6" (E C Curwen April 1925)
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Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Corr 6" (R Handsforth Worthy 7.12.48)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 24-MAY-77
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Source Number : 4
Source : Devon Archaeological Society proceedings
Source details : (H Miles)
Page(s) : 15
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Vol(s) : 34, 1976

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, DISCOIDAL KNIFE, BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD, SCRAPER (TOOL), AWL, SPINDLE WHORL
Object Material : Flint

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 68 NE 29
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 68 NE 29
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-05-24
End Date : 1977-05-24