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HER Number:MDV59665
Name:Flints from excavations at Buckfast Abbey

Summary

Excavations in 1982 and 1984 discovered a series of 24 flints including a microlith of later Mesolithic date and a Neolithic arrowhead.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 740 674
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/24/16

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 8000 BC to 2201 BC (Between))

Full description

Keene, B., Arrowheads from Prehistoric Devon, 53 (Un-published). SDV325505.

Twenty four flints recovered from the excavations include a small scalene triangle microlith of later Mesolithic date, and also a transverse arrowhead, oblique type of Neolithic date.


Brown, S. W., 1988, Excavations and Building Recording at Buckfast Abbey, 77 (Article in Serial). SDV348443.


Gent, T. + Manning, P., Nov 2011, Archaeological Assessment of St. Mary's School and St. Mary's Convent, Buckfast, Devon, 7 (Report - Assessment). SDV351589.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325505Un-published: Keene, B.. Arrowheads from Prehistoric Devon. Manuscript + Digital. 53.
SDV348443Article in Serial: Brown, S. W.. 1988. Excavations and Building Recording at Buckfast Abbey. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 46. Paperback Volume. 77.
SDV351589Report - Assessment: Gent, T. + Manning, P.. Nov 2011. Archaeological Assessment of St. Mary's School and St. Mary's Convent, Buckfast, Devon. Archaedia Report. A4 Comb Bound. 7.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds

  • FDV2311 - FLINT (Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 8000 BC to 2201 BC)
  • FDV5797 - MICROLITH (Mesolithic - 8000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FDV5796 - ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2201 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 2 2015 2:41PM