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HER Number:MDV14723
Name:Prehistoric Axe from east of River Teign

Summary

Prehistoric stone axe found among the clay pits to the east of the River Teign

Location

Grid Reference:SX 852 759
Map Sheet:SX87NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingsteignton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 446664
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87NE/62
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX87NE17

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 (Article in Serial). SDV339586.

Bovey axe. Pointed implement 4.8 inches by 3.1 inches by 2 inches (12.19 by 7.87 by 5.08 centimetres). Probably a crude axe of the Chelles type. Surface find among clay pits 200 yards east of the Teign, halfway between the river and the Chudleigh to Newton Abbot road. Patination suggests very early date for implement. Has been heavily rolled suggesting extensive travel before it arrived at its present site. Has two frost pits associated with exposure to extreme cold. Other details: Plate 1.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SX87NE17 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV339587.

Pye, A., 1992, Environmental statement on the proposed extension of the Heathfield landfill site, Kingsteignton. Appendix 4: archaeological assessment, 6 (Report - Assessment). SDV312426.

Wessex Archaeology, 1992 - 1993, Southern Rivers Palaeolithic Project, 172 (Report - non-specific). SDV124459.

Present location not known. Other details: Ex 2 No 1.

Gent, T. H., 1996, Rivers Teign and Bovey: Proposed Diversion, 8-9 (Report - non-specific). SDV283446.

Reed, S. J. + Turton, S. D., 2001, Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site. Part 1 Overview, 14 (Report - Assessment). SDV336226.

Other details: Figure 5, site 8.

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.

Axe retained by finder in Ashburton.

Exeter Archaeology, 2007, Archaeological Assessment of Southacre and John Acres Lane/ Whitepit Operational Areas (Bovey Basin ROMP), 3 & 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV339561.

Palaeolithic stone axe located among earlier clay pits in the vicinity of Whitepit Tip. The axe appeared to have travelled extensively before deposition. Other details: Site 13.

National Monuments Record, 2009, Monument Number 446664 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV341749.

Lower Palaeolithic handaxe found among clay pits, 180 meters east of river. 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. 172.
SDV283446Report - non-specific: Gent, T. H.. 1996. Rivers Teign and Bovey: Proposed Diversion. Exeter Archaeology Report. 96.24. A4 Stapled + Digital. 8-9.
SDV312426Report - Assessment: Pye, A.. 1992. Environmental statement on the proposed extension of the Heathfield landfill site, Kingsteignton. Appendix 4: archaeological assessment. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 92.14. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6.
SDV336226Report - Assessment: Reed, S. J. + Turton, S. D.. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site. Part 1 Overview. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.80. A4 Stapled + Digital. 14.
SDV339561Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2007. Archaeological Assessment of Southacre and John Acres Lane/ Whitepit Operational Areas (Bovey Basin ROMP). Exeter Archaeology Report. 07.37. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3 & 8.
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.
SDV339587Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SX87NE17. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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.
SDV341749National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2009. Monument Number 446664. National Monuments Record. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV13523Related to: Prehistoric Axe from northwest of Bishopsteignton (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

  • FDV3711 - HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Unknown - 698000 BC)
  • FDV1289 - HANDAXE (Middle Palaeolithic to Mesolithic - 99999 BC to 8000 BC)

Associated Events

  • EDV4322 - Southacre and John Acres Lane/Whitepit
  • EDV4912 - Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site

Date Last Edited:Jun 16 2020 1:42PM