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HER Number:MDV11078
Name:Flint Scatter, Sidmouth


Flints reported to be found in 1926.


Grid Reference:SY 109 892
Map Sheet:SY18NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSidmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSIDMOUTH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY18NW/72

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FLINT SCATTER (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

NMR, Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV117474.

A Mesolithic pick in Exeter Museum is said to come from Peak Hill, approximately at SY110890; but possibly High Peak (SY104850) is meant (citing CBA).

Unknown, 1926, Untitled Source (Article in Serial). SDV117472.

Flints reported in 1926.

Ordnance Survey, 1950, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV117473.

The whole area is naturally flinty and it was impossible to trace any of the tools and so-called "Druid Stones".

Ordnance Survey, 1979, SY18NW1 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV117475.

Possibly the above refer to the flint industry site at Mutter's Moor despite their different locations, especially as the OS 1" 1809 shows that Peak Hill was the general name of Bulverton Hill (SY107891) and its 2 southern spurs, one to Pinn Beacon (sy098872) and the other to the modern location of Peak Hill (SY109869).

Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, 22, Part 1; 155, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 419 (Report - Survey). SDV101648.

A flint scatter is reported in this area in 1926. However, the NGR for this flint scatter may be erroneous.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 1897 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Possible site of flint scatter, however, location appears confused.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101648Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. A4 Unbound + Digital. 22, Part 1; 155, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 419.
SDV117472Article in Serial: Unknown. 1926. Daily Mail.
SDV117473Site Visit: Ordnance Survey. 1950.
SDV117474National Monuments Record Database: NMR.
SDV117475Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey. 1979. SY18NW1. SY18NW.
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. 1897.

Associated Monuments

MDV11012Related to: Prehistoric Flints from Peak Hill (Monument)
MDV11071Related to: Prehistoric Knapping Site near Seven Stones Lane (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3436 - Unnamed Event
  • EDV3437 - SY18NW 1
  • EDV3438 - East Devon heathlands archaeological survey

Date Last Edited:Oct 18 2016 2:09PM