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HER Number:MDV13305
Name:Bronze age axehead found at Corringdon Farm


A flat bronze celt was found by the occupants of a farm in 1928 and rediscovered in september 1930 by dr and mrs w e fielden. The sides of the celt are slightly beaten up. The slender apex is rounded and the cutting edge expanded as in the earlier copper celt. Measurements length 9cm, breadth 5cm across cutting edge, width in section 9cm, weight 4ozs. The original discovery seems to be made in an old lane leading down from the moor under corringdon ball at about 800 od. After heavy winter floods had torn up the roadway (os, citing fielden). Vis=-/-/1979 (robinson, r. ) this celt has now been traced to the private collection of mr hermon french of widecombe. It had been found in 1928 by mrs nancy french as described and lodged at torquay museum from whence mr french obtained it (worksheet). Vis=copper celt illustrated in tp1 no 17 pl xix may be the one referred to by fielden (robinson).


Grid Reference:SX 674 604
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/173

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV161984.

Des=parish checklist.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV161985.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV161986.

Fielden, m. E. /dcnq/17(1932-1933)43,44 pl/a celt and mortarstone.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV161987.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV161988.

Anon/tp1/17( )/p pl xix.

Woods, S. H., 1988, Dartmoor Stone, 39 (Monograph). SDV346790.

Axehead found on Corringdon Farm, South Brent. Photograph included.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV161984Migrated Record:
SDV161985Migrated Record:
SDV161986Migrated Record:
SDV161987Migrated Record:
SDV161988Migrated Record:
SDV346790Monograph: Woods, S. H.. 1988. Dartmoor Stone. Dartmoor Stone. Hardback Volume. 39.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds

  • FDV3618 - AXE HEAD (LANEBA to Unknown - 2200 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 10 2012 11:10AM