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HER Number:MDV15784
Name:Bronze axe, Honiton


A socketed axe of bronze is recorded as being found near Honiton.


Grid Reference:ST 17 01
Map Sheet:ST10SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCombe Raleigh
Civil ParishHoniton
Civil ParishMonkton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHONITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST10SE/38

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, ST10SE6 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV350179.

Evans, 1871, Bronze Implements, 298-299 (Article in Serial). SDV350178.

Burnard, R., 1906, Early Man, 365 (Article in Serial). SDV322231.

A socketed axe of bronze is recorded as being found near Honiton (no location given).

Pearce, S. M., 1983, The Bronze Age Metalwork of South Western Britain, 444 (Monograph). SDV341822.

Honiton Museum has 3 sandstone spindle whorls marked 'with bronze celt, Cranmere Farm'. Not known if this is the celt. Socketed axe, square socket, double moulding on both faces. Length 125mm, blade width 31mm. This could be the axe recorded above.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV322231Article in Serial: Burnard, R.. 1906. Early Man. Victoria History of the County of Devon. 1. A4 Hardback. 365. [Mapped feature: #6799 ]
SDV341822Monograph: Pearce, S. M.. 1983. The Bronze Age Metalwork of South Western Britain. British Archaeological Reports. 120. Photocopy. 444.
SDV350178Article in Serial: Evans. 1871. Bronze Implements. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 4. 298-299.
SDV350179Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. ST10SE6. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds

  • FDV3765 - AXE HEAD (LANEBA to Unknown - 2200 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 19 2012 5:09PM