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HER Number:MDV12772
Name:Greenstone adze found near North Bovey


Recorded in 1865 as a find of a perforated greenstone adze from spot near North Bovey. No further details.


Grid Reference:SX 738 839
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLustleigh
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX78SW31
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 445665
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/7
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX78SW31

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic to Roman - 8000 BC? to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Evans, J., 1897, The Ancient Stone Implements, Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain, 192 (Monograph). SDV104326.

A perforated greenstone adze about 3 3/4 inches long was found at North Bovey in 1865. Now in Exeter Museum.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX78SW31 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV290472.

Stone Adze. North Bovey lane at SX7382 8398. Neolithic
A perforated stone adze was found near North Bovey (references exhibit in Exeter Museum).
No additional information was acquired regarding the find spot of this stone tool (06/05/1953).

Pearce, S. M., 1978, Devon in Prehistory, 60, No. 3 (Monograph). SDV273286.

Exeter Museum, Acc No. A286.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV104326Monograph: Evans, J.. 1897. The Ancient Stone Implements, Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain. The Ancient Stone Implements, Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain. Unknown. 192.
SDV273286Monograph: Pearce, S. M.. 1978. Devon in Prehistory. Devon in Prehistory. Paperback Volume. 60, No. 3.
SDV290472Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX78SW31. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. [Mapped feature: #4664 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds

  • FDV2467 - ADZE (Mesolithic to Roman - 8000 BC? to 409 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 15 2021 3:40PM