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HER Number:MDV28387
Name:Palaeolithic Handaxe from Gammon's Hill Quarry, Kilmington


Chert handaxe of Acheulian type found at Gammon's Hill Quarry to the east of Kilmington.


Grid Reference:SY 275 980
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKilmington
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishKILMINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SY29NE31
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY29NE/163
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SY29NE31
  • Pastscape: 449599

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Palaeolithic - 698000 BC to 8001 BC (Between))

Full description

Anon, 1952, Untitled Source, 19 (Article in Serial). SDV341682.

Roe, D. A., 1968, A Gazetteer of British Lower & Middle Palaeolithic Sites, 44 (Report - non-specific). SDV124464.

Chert hand-axe, large straight sided and pointed, of Acheulian type, from Gammon's Hill Quarry. The axe was deposited in Taunton Museum in 1950/51.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1975, SY29NE31 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV341681.

Gammon's Hill Quarry is at SY27559808, it is now disused and partly infilled.

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.

Palaeolithic handaxe from Gammon's Hill Quarry.

Historic England, 2015-2016, NRHE to HER prototype, 445451 (Website). SDV359652.

Summary description
Handaxe and flakes found at Gammons Hill quarry or new pit as well as Killmington pit, in an area of river gravel geology.
Full description
SY 277982. Chert hand-axe, large straight sided and pointed, of Acheulian type, from Gammon's Hill Quarry, Axminster. Deposited in Taunton Museum, 1950/51, by Mr H Bond. (1-2)
Gammon's Hill Quarry is at SY 27559808; it is now disused, and partly infilled. (3)
1 Somerset archaeology and natural history : the proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society 19 96, 1952
2 A gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic sites 44 8
3 Field Investigators Comments
4 The Pleistocene gravels of the Axe Valley, Devon [Acheulian handaxes etc] 77-78 116
5 The Southern Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Report no.2: 1992-1993: the south west and south of the Thames 163-164
Monument types, periods and evidence
Findspot: Lower Palaelithic. Find
Related monuments: None recorded
Related events:
449600 Field observation on SY 29 NE 31 Field Observation (Visual Assessment)
1065246 The Southern Rivers Palaeolithic Project Measured Survey
Related archives/objects: None recorded
Record created: Prior to 01/04/1999 (1975)

Sources / Further Reading

SDV124464Report - non-specific: Roe, D. A.. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower & Middle Palaeolithic Sites. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. 8. Digital. 44.
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.
SDV341681Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1975. SY29NE31. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV341682Article in Serial: Anon. 1952. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 96. Unknown. 19.
SDV359652Website: Historic England. 2015-2016. NRHE to HER prototype. https://nrhe-to-her.esdm.co.uk/home. Website. 445451.

Associated Monuments

MDV36899Related to: Gravel Pit at Gammon Hill (Monument)
MDV58835Related to: Kilmimgton Quarry (Monument)
MDV53622Related to: Prehistoric Axes from the Axminster Area (Find Spot)
MDV54282Related to: Prehistoric Handaxe from Gammon's Hill Quarry (Find Spot)
MDV58836Related to: Probable Gravel Pit at Gammon's Hill, Kilmington (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV1294 - HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 698000 BC to 38001 BC)

Associated Events

  • EDV4433 - Sections Examined at Kilmington Quarry

Date Last Edited:Nov 1 2018 9:54AM