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HER Number:MDV53622
Name:Prehistoric Axes from the Axminster Area


Prehistoric axes and flakes from the Axminster area dispersed in various museums around the country.


Grid Reference:SY 295 985
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY29NE/314

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Wessex Archaeology, 1992 - 1993, Southern Rivers Palaeolithic Project, 163 (Report - non-specific). SDV124459.

Sixteen handaxes and two flakes from Axminster are dispersed amongst museums in Birmingham, Cambridge, Glasgow, Oxford and Taunton. Most are probably from the Broom or Kilmington pits. Other details: AX-2 No 4.

Hosfield, R. + Brown, T. + Basell, L. + Hounsell, S. + Young, R., 2006, The Palaeolithic Rivers of South-West Britain: Final Report (Phases I & II), 15 (Report - non-specific). SDV341644.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV124459Report - non-specific: Wessex Archaeology. 1992 - 1993. Southern Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Wessex Archaeology Report. 2. A4 Stapled + Digital. 163.
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV64564Related to: Palaeolithic Flints from the Broom Area (Find Spot)
MDV28387Related to: Palaeolithic Handaxe from Gammon's Hill Quarry, Kilmington (Find Spot)
MDV71457Related to: Prehistoric Hand Axes from Broom Area (Find Spot)
MDV53601Related to: Prehistoric Hand Axes from Hawkchurch (Find Spot)
MDV54282Related to: Prehistoric Handaxe from Gammon's Hill Quarry (Find Spot)
MDV11598Related to: Prehistoric Tools from Broom Area, HawkChurch (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV2527 - HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Unknown - 698000 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 22 2012 12:00AM