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HER Number:MDV8821
Name:Flints and Flakes from Fursdon, Lustleigh


A surface find of flint artefacts and flakes including a knife, two disc scrapers and four spoke-shaves.


Grid Reference:SX 752 841
Map Sheet:SX78SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLustleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX78SE24
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 445623
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SE/1
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX78SE24

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FLINT SCATTER (Lower Palaeolithic to Roman - 698000 BC to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 17/08/1977, SX78SE24 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV280588.

Barber, J., 1967, Twenty Ninth Report on Archaeology and Early History, 316 (Article in Serial). SDV280587.

A surface find of flint artefacts and flakes at Fursdon (SX 752842). The worked specimens include a knife with blunted back, 76 millimetres long, two disc scrapers, and four spoke-shaves, fashioned from small blades. Map object approximate, based on this source (F J Edwards?).

Miles, H., 1976, Flint scatters and Prehistoric settlement in Devon (Article in Serial). SDV117502.

Over 3000 pieces of worked flint, spread evenly over 100 acres, have now been found, and include one triangular and one barbed-and-tanged arrowhead, scrapers and plano-convex knives.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV117502Article in Serial: Miles, H.. 1976. Flint scatters and Prehistoric settlement in Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 34. A5 Paperback.
SDV280587Article in Serial: Barber, J.. 1967. Twenty Ninth Report on Archaeology and Early History. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 99. Unknown. 316.
SDV280588Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 17/08/1977. SX78SE24. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV77021Related to: Fursdon farmstead, Lustleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV5617 - LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Roman - 698000 BC to 409 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 22 2021 4:18PM