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HER Number:MDV37509
Name:Thurlestone Sands, Logboat


Part of a logboat found in the submerged forest at Thurlestone Sands


Grid Reference:SX 674 417
Map Sheet:SX64SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOffwell
Ecclesiastical ParishOFFSHORE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX64SE/13/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Winder, T., 1923, Submerged forest in Bigbury Bay at Thurlestone Sands, South Devon, 122 (Article in Serial). SDV150239.

In 1923, when the submerged forest was exposed by storms, part of a logboat was found in the peat. Approx 1.5m long by 3.56m wide; upper half missing. Lower side and one end round. On the upper side of the bow eight parallel grooves were scored, but this was much eroded.

Peckham, A., 1990, Devon, 28 (Article in Serial). SDV158822.

Blaylock, S. + Neophytou, M., 2004, South Milton Sands & Southdown Farm: Initial archaeological assessment, 6 (Report - Assessment). SDV323350.

Dug out canoe found in 1923 at the site of the Submerged Forest on the beach at Thurlestone Sands (see PRN 2812). There is some doubt about the identification of the canoe as it no longer survives.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150239Article in Serial: Winder, T.. 1923. Submerged forest in Bigbury Bay at Thurlestone Sands, South Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 55. A5 Hardback. 122.
SDV158822Article in Serial: Peckham, A.. 1990. Devon. Organic Archaeological Remains in Southwest Britain: A Survey of the Availa. 4. A4 Paperback. 28.
SDV323350Report - Assessment: Blaylock, S. + Neophytou, M.. 2004. South Milton Sands & Southdown Farm: Initial archaeological assessment. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6.

Associated Monuments

MDV2813Related to: Stone tools, Thurlestone Sands (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV500 - BOAT (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV2691 - South Milton Sands & Southdown Farm: Initial archaeological assessment

Date Last Edited:Jul 25 2014 11:22AM