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HER Number:MDV8780
Name:Flint arrowhead, Grimspound

Summary

A finely worked flint arrowhead was picked up on the edge of the pathway across grimspound near the entrance; it had apparently been washed out from the adjoining bank after heavy rain in 1957. This slender triangular type, with barbs of the same length as the tang, is characteristic of the first (wessex) phase of the middle bronze age. The type has breton affinities. The early excavations of the huts in grimspound produced no evidence of the fine flintwork. The arrowhead should perhaps be associated with the builders of the hameldon and other barrows on the adjacent hill crest (fox).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 702 808
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/49/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV303813.

Fox, a. /tda/90(1958)219/24th report on archaeology and early history.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV303814.

Osa=sx78sw49.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV303815.

Pattison, p. /a survey of grimspound,manaton parish,devon/rchme/(1991)2/ in smr.


FOX, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV4034.

A finely worked flint arrowhead was picked up on the edge of the pathway across grimspound near the entrance; it had apparently been washed out from the adjoining bank after heavy rain in 1957. This slender triangular type, with barbs of the same length as the tang, is characteristic of the first (wessex) phase of the middle bronze age. The type has breton affinities. The early excavations of the huts in grimspound produced no evidence of the fine flintwork. The arrowhead should perhaps be associated with the builders of the hameldon and other barrows on the adjacent hill crest (fox).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV303813Migrated Record:
SDV303814Migrated Record:
SDV303815Migrated Record:
SDV4034Migrated Record: FOX.

Associated Monuments

MDV8778Part of: Grimspound enclosed settlement, Manaton (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV2612 - BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Middle Bronze Age - 1500 BC to 1001 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 22 2012 12:00AM