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HER Number:MDV11072
Name:FINDSPOT in the Parish of Otterton


Mesolithic hand axe found in 1949 & now in the British Museum


Grid Reference:SY 104 877
Map Sheet:SY18NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOtterton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOTTERTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric funerary monuments and World War II Military features on Muttersmoor Common and Bulverton Hill

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY18NW/66

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 8000 BC to 4001 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SY18NW11 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV117454.

Mesolithic hand axe found by Mrs. E E Smith and Mr Atkinson in September 1949. Finds now in the British Museum.

Wymer, J. J., 1977, Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites, 63 (Monograph). SDV8096.

Jacobi, R. M., 1979, Early Flandrian Hunters in the South-West, 56 (Article in Serial). SDV117514.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, 154 (Report - Survey). SDV101648.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 1772 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Mesolithic hand axe found in 1949.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101648Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. A4 Unbound + Digital. 154.
SDV117454Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SY18NW11. SY18NW.
SDV117514Article in Serial: Jacobi, R. M.. 1979. Early Flandrian Hunters in the South-West. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 37. A5 Paperback. 56.
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 1772.
SDV8096Monograph: Wymer, J. J.. 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. 20. Hardback Volume. 63.

Associated Monuments

MDV11071Related to: Prehistoric Knapping Site near Seven Stones Lane (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV2685 - AXE HEAD (Mesolithic to Unknown - 8000 BC)
  • FDV668 - HANDAXE (Mesolithic - 8000 BC to 4001 BC)

Associated Events

  • EDV3428 - East Devon heathlands archaeological survey

Date Last Edited:Oct 14 2016 4:03PM