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HER Number:MDV13529
Name:Prehistoric Axe from south of River Teign near Netherton


Prehistoric axe found on the south bank of the River Teign near Netherton


Grid Reference:SX 889 722
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHaccombe with Combe
Ecclesiastical ParishCOMBEINTEIGNHEAD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 446969
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/72
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX87SE29

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, 27-8 (Article in Serial). SDV339586.

Netherton axe. A Palaeolithic axe was found on the south bank of the River Teign near Netherton. It is a pointed ovate axe of Chellean type, 4.7 inches by 3.3 inches by 2 inches (11.93 by 8.38 by 5.08 centimetres). Coarsely flaked, well-shaped though heavily rolled with a brown patination. The axe is marked by about 15 distinct striations and has frost pits which both suggest movement by glacier. The axe is in Torquay Museum.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SX87SE29 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV341664.

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

Present location not known. Other details: 172/EX2 No 3.

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

National Monuments Record, 2009, Monument Number 446969 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV341747.

Lower Palaeolithic handaxe found on the surface of south bank of the River Teign near Netherton. Found on Alluvium geology.

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. 27-8.
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.
SDV341664Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SX87SE29. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV341747National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2009. Monument Number 446969. National Monuments Record. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV14723Related to: Prehistoric Axe from east of River Teign (Find Spot)
MDV13523Related to: Prehistoric Axe from northwest of Bishopsteignton (Find Spot)
MDV14735Related to: Prehistoric Axe from West Teignmouth (Find Spot)

Associated Finds

  • FDV2690 - HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Unknown - 698000 BC)
  • FDV1288 - HANDAXE (Middle Palaeolithic to Mesolithic - 99999 BC to 8000 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 10 2009 10:07AM