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HER Number:MDV12361
Name:FINDSPOT in the Parish of Tiverton, Washfield


The washfield hoard. 'an ancient entrenchment near a ford of the river exe at worth. ' (tucker).


Grid Reference:SS 947 147
Map Sheet:SS91SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
Civil ParishWashfield
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWASHFIELD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91SW/9

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

SS91NW/18, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV34480.

This hoard has suffered confusion with one from beauchamp farm to the north (ss91nw/18) which produced at least one palstave. The two appear to be separate sites (fmg, based on conversation with j. P. Allan 24/3/1986).

NORTHOVER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV34481.

The bronze 'plate' is probably a blank for the production of a beaten cauldron, and is of great interest (northover).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV34483.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV34484.

Tucker, c. /arch. J/24(1867)120.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV34485.

Rowlands, m. J. /bar/31(2)(1976)231.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV34487.

Pearce, s. M. /pdas/34(1976)28/the middle + late bronze age metalwork of the south west.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV34488.

Burgess, c. B. /arch. J. /125(1968)1-45.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV34489.

Des=northover, p. /pers comm to fmg march 1986.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV34490.

Mus=exe/a4 145-7.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV34491.

Pearce, s. M. /bronze age metalwork of sw britain/(1983)458-459(bar 120).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV34492.

Evans, j. /ancient bronze implements,weapons and ornaments of great britain and ireland(1881)254,313,402,464.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV533.

(a) sword blade, leaf shaped, hilt broken, two rivet holes left. Length 356mm blade width 35mm, width between rivets 18mm (b) spearhead hollow spine tapering to a point, with leaf-shaped blades on either side. Peg holes 25mm below blades. Length 320mm, blade width 53mm (c) spearhead as (b). Length 218mm, blade width 54mm (d) plate of bronze, roughly circular, broken around edge, bearing hammer marks. Length 140mm, width 130mm, mean thickness 1mm. Found within an ancient entrenchment near a ford of the river exe.(pearce).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148.

Two leaf shaped bronze spearheads, a ballintober sword and a round bronze plate finds now in ram exeter (os).

TUCKER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV24702.

The washfield hoard. 'an ancient entrenchment near a ford of the river exe at worth. ' (tucker).

BURGESS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV276578.

A hoard in the late bronze age penard tradition (burgess).

Burnard, R., 1906, Early Man, 364 (Article in Monograph). SDV322231.

At Worth leaf-shaped spearheads were found in an ancient entrenchment. Also a leaf-shaped sword with flat bronze plate apparently hammered out.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148Migrated Record:
SDV24702Migrated Record: TUCKER.
SDV276578Migrated Record: BURGESS.
SDV322231Article in Monograph: Burnard, R.. 1906. Early Man. Victoria History of the County of Devon. 1. A4 Hardback. 364.
SDV34480Migrated Record: SS91NW/18.
SDV34481Migrated Record: NORTHOVER.
SDV34483Migrated Record:
SDV34484Migrated Record:
SDV34485Migrated Record:
SDV34487Migrated Record:
SDV34488Migrated Record:
SDV34489Migrated Record:
SDV34490Migrated Record:
SDV34491Migrated Record:
SDV34492Migrated Record:
SDV533Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds

  • FDV3593 - HOARD (LANEBA to Unknown - 2200 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 18 2020 3:46PM