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HER Number:MDV81091
Name:Flint Scatter, West of Gosford Lane.


Flint scatter recovered during watching brief, west of Gosford Lane. Worked and burnt flint and chert was recovered from the topsoil.


Grid Reference:SY 094 975
Map Sheet:SY09NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOttery St. Mary
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOTTERY ST.MARY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FLINT SCATTER (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Kerr-Peterson, K., 2012, Archaeological Watching Brief, West of Gosford Lane, Gosford Road (Report - Evaluation). SDV348924.

An archaeological watching brief was undertaken during groundworks associated with the construction of an agricultural storage shed and an access track in a field west of Gosford Lane, Gosford Road, Ottery St Mary. The site is located in an area where there is evidence for prehistoric activity in the form of crop marks, as well as the excavated site of a Bronze Age settlement to the north of the development that included two roundhouses, one of which was located inside an enclosure. Several flint scatters are also known in the area. The archaeological monitoring covered an area 30 metres long by 15 metres wide on the site of the new agricultural building.

Worked and burnt flint and chert was recovered from the topsoil.

The groundworks did not go deep enough to expose any archaeological features or deposits. The presence of worked and burnt flint and chert is consistent with previously-recorded finds, and adds a little to the understanding of Bronze Age prehistoric activity and settlement that was present in the area. Map object based on this Source.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV348924Report - Evaluation: Kerr-Peterson, K.. 2012. Archaeological Watching Brief, West of Gosford Lane, Gosford Road. AC Archaeology Historic Environment Record Entry. ACD431. A4 stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV81046Related to: Artefact Scatter, West of Gosford Lane (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5737 - Watching Brief, West of Gosford Lane

Date Last Edited:Feb 1 2012 4:03PM