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HER Number:MDV2638
Name:Godborough Castle, Axe


Prehistoric polished axe found near Godborough Castle in 1977


Grid Reference:SS 436 274
Map Sheet:SS42NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNortham
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NW/26

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T., 1977, Stone Axe (Worksheet). SDV358908.

King, A. C., 1979, Bideford Bypass Survey (Report - Survey). SDV1506.

Axe 115 millimeters long by 50 millimeters wide. Sketches in parish file. Axe of dark stone is highly polished especially the blade. In possession of Major W Haswell of Westward Ho! The axe was found in the vicinity of Godborough Castle by Mr Cann a local farmer on the 16th September 1977. Other details: Worksheet No 11.

Dean, R., 2007, Geophysical Survey of Part of the Grounds of Kenwith Castle Residential Home (Report - Geophysical Survey). SDV344649.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1506Report - Survey: King, A. C.. 1979. Bideford Bypass Survey. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Unknown.
SDV344649Report - Geophysical Survey: Dean, R.. 2007. Geophysical Survey of Part of the Grounds of Kenwith Castle Residential Home. Southwest Archaeology Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV358908Worksheet: Greeves, T.. 1977. Stone Axe. Worksheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV474Related to: Godborough Castle (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV3118 - AXE HEAD (Lower Palaeolithic to Unknown - 698000 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 10 2015 1:07PM