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HER Number:MDV80105
Name:Flint Artefacts, Edge Farm


A large number of flint artefacts, including cores and scrapers, recoverd from the topsoil during archeological monitoring at Edge Farm.


Grid Reference:SY 178 904
Map Sheet:SY19SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBranscombe
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRANSCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Royal Albert Memorial Museum Accession Number: 411/209

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Steinmetzer, M., 2009, Archaeological Monitoring on Land at Edge Farm, Branscombe (Report - Watching Brief). SDV347298.

A watching brief was maintained during an initial ground reduction associated with the construction of an agricultural building at Edge Farm. The development lies in an area where prehistoric activity is demonstrated by known prehistoric settlements, findspots and flint tools. The area measured approximately 47 metres by 18 metres and was situated to the north of existing agricultural buildings. Although no features were found to indicate prehistoric activity, a total of 108 worked flints were recovered from the topsoil. These were predominantly struck from mottled grey flint or cherty flint, probably from the same source, however a small number of better quality dark grey flints were included, which are likely to have been imported from elsewhere. They included a small number of cores, and several scrapers which suggest an earlier Bronze Age date. Other details: Plan. Map object based on this Source.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV347298Report - Watching Brief: Steinmetzer, M.. 2009. Archaeological Monitoring on Land at Edge Farm, Branscombe. Exeter Archaeology Historic Environment Record Entry. EA6985. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds

  • FDV1836 - WORKED OBJECT (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Events

  • EDV5080 - Archaeological Monitoring on Land at Edge Farm, Branscombe

Date Last Edited:Jun 8 2011 12:42PM