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HER Number:MDV4830
Name:Part of Bolberry Down Lithic Scatter


Part of a Prehistoric stone collection in Exeter Museum found on the cliff by Golf Pavillion on Bolberry Down


Grid Reference:SX 685 385
Map Sheet:SX63NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMalborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMALBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX63NE/2/6

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ARTEFACT SCATTER (Palaeolithic - 698000 BC to 8001 BC (Between))

Full description

Exeter Museum, 1975, Untitled Source, 3, 73, 75, 99, 101 (Record Office Collection). SDV140614.

Bolberry Down. Part of the stone collection. Four flakes each mounted on a card, comprising one grey white knife on a blade with cortex at one end and worn edges, upper surface has two primary flake scars, one white patinated thick flake with an off centre ridge, retouched at one end to make a small projection, the other end is rounded, one pale grey flint cortex backed knife on a thin flake. One end of a thin flat wide flake or blade, retouched to make an arc scraper but now broken off. Four beaked or curved knives mounted on a card which originally held five knives. One flint knife mounted on a separate card (described as a tanged arrowhead - edge retouch only), part of a stone axe, large flake possibly a knife, one chert hand axe, one core retouched at edge as scraper, one pyramid shaped flake, edges appear retouched or used. Finds from surface of cliffs. Mounted on cards. Points; tanged knife, scrapers, knife/point, chisel ended point, borer, cutters, chisel, thumb scrapers, graver, knife, pigmy flints. Flint floor on cliff by Golf Pavillion. Small tin of knives and scrapers.

Palmer, S., 1977, Untitled Source (Monograph). SDV140592.

Berridge, P. J., 1984, A Mesolithic site on Bolberry Down, 101-3 (Article in Serial). SDV151352.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140592Monograph: Palmer, S.. 1977. Mesolithic Cultures of Britain.
SDV140614Record Office Collection: Exeter Museum. 1975. EXE 183/3, 73, 75, 99, 101. 3, 73, 75, 99, 101.
SDV151352Article in Serial: Berridge, P. J.. 1984. A Mesolithic site on Bolberry Down. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 42. 101-3.

Associated Monuments

MDV74296Part of: Bolberry Down Lithic Scatter (Monument)
MDV4835Related to: Part of Bolberry Down Lithic Scatter (Find Spot)
MDV4831Related to: Part of Bolberry Down Lithic Scatter (Monument)
MDV4832Related to: Part of Bolberry Down Lithic Scatter (Monument)
MDV4833Related to: Part of Bolberry Down Lithic Scatter (Monument)
MDV4834Related to: Part of Bolberry Down Lithic Scatter (Monument)
MDV4841Related to: Part of Bolberry Down Lithic Scatter (Monument)
MDV14525Related to: Part of Bolberry Down Lithic Scatter (Monument)
MDV41970Related to: Part of Bolberry Down Lithic Scatter (Monument)
MDV4829Related to: Part of Bolberry Down Lithic Scatter (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6587 - Archaeological Assessment of Land between Bolt Heat and Bolt Tail

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 11:21AM