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HER Number:MDV7851
Name:Flint implements found near Hembury Castle


Found in field adjoining Hembury Castle. No precise location available.


Grid Reference:SX 72 68
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX76NW10
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 444810
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/52

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LITHIC SCATTER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Neolithic - 698000 BC to 2201 BC)

Full description

Amery, P. F. S., 1873, Some Hitherto Unrecorded Hillfortresses near Ashburton, 265 (Article in Serial). SDV164509.

Victoria County History, 1906, The Victoria History of the County of Devon, 618 (Article in Serial). SDV238214.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX76NW10 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV159152.

"Some years ago flint implements were found in an adjoining field (to Hembury Castle - SX 76 NW 7), which are, or were, in the possession of Mr. Bastard, at Buckland Court" (citing Amery, 1873-4, ph 265).
(04/07/1951) The land occupied by Hembury Castle and the adjoining fields and woods is now National Trust property. As none of the fields are cultivated now it was useless to endeavour to locate this site, and no further information available. "Many flint implements" have been discovered in a field adjoining Hembury Castle (SX76NW/1) hillfort (citing Wall, VCH).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV159152Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX76NW10. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV164509Article in Serial: Amery, P. F. S.. 1873. Some Hitherto Unrecorded Hillfortresses near Ashburton. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 6. Digital. 265.
SDV238214Article in Serial: Victoria County History. 1906. The Victoria History of the County of Devon. Victoria History of the County of Devon. 1. Unknown. 618.

Associated Monuments

MDV7776Related to: Hembury Castle Hillfort, Buckfastleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 22 2023 3:10PM