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HER Number:MDV8706
Name:Prehistoric Implement from south of Aller Bridge, Kingskerswell


Palaeolithic flint implement found in a field to the south of Aller Bridge.


Grid Reference:SX 874 686
Map Sheet:SX86NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingskerswell
Ecclesiastical ParishABBOTSKERSWELL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86NE/43

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Dewey, H., 1952, Flint Implements from the Torquay Area, 132, Fig. 2 (Article in Serial). SDV341691.

Palaeolithic flint implement found in a bed of sandy gravel about 1.22 metres thick overlying the ball clay in the little tributary of the Aller Brook west of the railway and opposite Zigzag Quarry near the 50 foot contour. Implement consists of cherty flint probably derived from the Upper Greensand and shows the plane striking platform known as Clactonian. The bulbar face is unworked and shows the bulb of percussion. The other face is crossed by large flake scars trending roughly parallel to the edges. One piece of cortex has not been removed. There are many secondary flake scars due to use round the edges. It may be classed as a Palaeolithic flake implement of perhaps early St Acheul stage.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1955, SX86NE6 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV341690.

Hosfield, R. + Brown, T. + Basell, L. + Hounsell, S. + Young, R., 2006, The Palaeolithic Rivers of South-West Britain: Final Report (Phases I & II), 44 (Report - non-specific). SDV341644.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 44.
SDV341690Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1955. SX86NE6. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV341691Article in Serial: Dewey, H.. 1952. Flint Implements from the Torquay Area. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Exploration Society. 4 Part 5. Paperback Volume. 132, Fig. 2.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds

  • FDV2606 - TOOL (Palaeolithic - 698000 BC to 8001 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 27 2012 10:31AM