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HER Number:MDV173
Name:Prehistoric Artefacts from Burford Farm, Clovelly


Prehistoric artefacts recovered from Burford Farm.


Grid Reference:SS 307 219
Map Sheet:SS32SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClovelly
Ecclesiastical ParishCLOVELLY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS32SW/7
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS32SW3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ARTEFACT SCATTER (Lower Palaeolithic to Roman - 698000 BC to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1935, Forty-first Report on Scientific Memoranda, 213-215 (Article in Serial). SDV341380.

Other details: Plate 41.

Worth, R. H., 1942, Flint Implements from North Devon, 107-110 (Article in Serial). SDV338604.

Other details: Plates.

Worth, R. H., 1943, Flint Implements from North Devon, Second Note, 85-87 (Article in Serial). SDV341374.

Burford farm; a knife with ground edge similar to one found on Exmoor, greatest length 2.563 inches, greatest thickness 0.5 inch. A white and enamelled bead was found, diameter 0.719 inch, length 0.563 inch. A button or dress fastener of slate, roughly engraved radial lines and very irregular concentric circles are on one face; holes are bored from either side and have not been broached to uniform diameter, thickness 0.25inch. Flints found on the surface of ploughed fields belonging to Burford Farm. Consists of borers, scrapers and a knife. A further collection from the same site consists of flakes, scrapers of the circular edged type, a leaf shaped arrowhead and a barbed and tanged arrowhead. All the flint is similar to that obtained from the Orleigh deposit; one piece cherty. Other details: Plates 12-14.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SS32SW3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV341381.

The bead is a Romano-British melon bead.(quoting A. Fox).
Visited 25/2/1977. Flints recovered from Burford Moor; leaf shaped arrowhead, three points, and a scraper.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338604Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1942. Flint Implements from North Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 74. A5 Hardback. 107-110.
SDV341374Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1943. Flint Implements from North Devon, Second Note. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 75. A5 Hardback. 85-87.
SDV341380Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1935. Forty-first Report on Scientific Memoranda. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 67. A5 Hardback. 213-215.
SDV341381Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SS32SW3. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 15 2017 5:02PM