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HER Number:MDV13523
Name:Prehistoric Axe from northwest of Bishopsteignton


Part of a Prehistoric axe found to the northwest of Bishopsteignton


Grid Reference:SX 899 739
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBishopsteignton
Ecclesiastical ParishBISHOPSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 446971
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/71/1
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX87SE31

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Palaeolithic - 698000 BC to 8001 BC (Between))

Full description

Rogers, E. H., 1953, Drift Palaeoliths from the Teign Valley, 28 (Article in Serial). SDV339586.

Bishopsteignton axe. Found in a market garden near Wolsgrove on the north side of the River Teign, nearly opposite Netherton where another axe was found. The axe represents half of a fine Middle Acheulean axe which was probably 6 inches long. The unrolled axe was probab;y made of Haldon 'chert' or poor quality flint with an unusual deep red patination. Later flints found on this site include two leaf arrowheads and a crude barbed and tanged arrowhead. The remains of the axe are in private ownership.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SX87SE31 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV341665.

Present length 3 1/4 inches by 3 3/4 inches by 1 1/4 inches (8.25 centimetres by 9.52 centimetres by 3.17 centimetres) .

Wessex Archaeology, 1992 - 1993, Southern Rivers Palaeolithic Project, 2 (Report - non-specific). SDV124459.

Broken axe found on the site of a market garden and currently in the finder's collection. Other details: 172/EX2 No 2.

Hosfield, R. + Brown, T. + Basell, L. + Hounsell, S. + Young, R., 2006, The Palaeolithic Rivers of South-West Britain: Final Report (Phases I & II), 15,45 (Report - non-specific). SDV341644.

Palaeolithic handaxe found on the surface of a market garden with some Neolithic artefacts.

National Monuments Record, 2009, Monument Number 446971 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV341750.

A broken Lower Palaeolithic handaxe found on the surface of a market garden. Found on Devonian geology. Neolithic and Bronze Age arrowheads also found.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV124459Report - non-specific: Wessex Archaeology. 1992 - 1993. Southern Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Wessex Archaeology Report. 2. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV339586Article in Serial: Rogers, E. H.. 1953. Drift Palaeoliths from the Teign Valley. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Exploration Society. V Part 1. Paperback Volume. 28.
SDV341644Report - non-specific: Hosfield, R. + Brown, T. + Basell, L. + Hounsell, S. + Young, R.. 2006. The Palaeolithic Rivers of South-West Britain: Final Report (Phases I & II). English Heritage Report. PNUM 3847. A4 Stapled + Digital. 15,45.
SDV341665Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SX87SE31. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV341750National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2009. Monument Number 446971. National Monuments Record. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV13522Part of: Hand Axe and arrowheads, near Wolfsgrove (Monument)
MDV14723Related to: Prehistoric Axe from east of River Teign (Find Spot)
MDV13529Related to: Prehistoric Axe from south of River Teign near Netherton (Find Spot)
MDV14735Related to: Prehistoric Axe from West Teignmouth (Find Spot)

Associated Finds

  • FDV2901 - HANDAXE (Palaeolithic - 698000 BC to 8001 BC)
  • FDV1287 - HANDAXE (Middle Palaeolithic to Mesolithic - 99999 BC to 8000 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 16 2019 8:59AM