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HER Number:MDV9608
Name:Flint scatter to the west of Berry Head Fort No. 1, Brixham

Summary

A considerable number of flints have come from area to the west of Fort No.1, including the field to the west of the Country Park boundary. They include small flakes, many of which are unretouched but with worn edges and a few small blades with little trace of retouch or wear.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 940 561
Map Sheet:SX95NW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishBrixham
DistrictTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX95NW/13
  • Torbay HER: MTO9608

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FLINT SCATTER (Mesolithic to Late Bronze Age - 8000 BC to 701 BC)

Full description

Hawkins, M.R., 1973, Berry Head Management Plan, Plan G (Report - Interim). SDV362518.

A considerable number of flints have come from area west of Fort No.1 including the field to the west of the Country Park Boundary.

1975, EXE/150/1975 (Museum Collection). SDV364636.

There is a flint scatter west of the west fort on Berry Head. There are small flakes, many unretouched but with worn edges; others have slight edge-retouch and signs of wear; some have small notches; burin ends; there are a few small blades with little trace of retouch or wear; some pale grey flint flakes; some dark grey/white flakes, mostly thin with central ridge and parallel flanking.

Pye, A.R., 1989, Berry Head Fort, Brixham. An Archaeological Assessment, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV362497.

A heavy concentration prehistoric lithics has been found in the field to the south-west of Fort 1 (OS plot No. 443).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV362497Report - Assessment: Pye, A.R.. 1989. Berry Head Fort, Brixham. An Archaeological Assessment. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit. EMAFU 89.04. Hardcopy + Digital. 3.
Linked documents:1
SDV362518Report - Interim: Hawkins, M.R.. 1973. Berry Head Management Plan. Parks Committee of the County Borough of Torbay. Plan G.
SDV364636Museum Collection: 1975. EXE/150/1975. Royal Albert Memorial Museum.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds

  • FDV7222 - LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Mesolithic to Late Bronze Age - 8000 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 19 2021 5:49PM