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HER Number:MDV99
Name:Stone Axe from Southdown Farm, Hartland

Summary

Ground stone axe.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 294 234
Map Sheet:SS22SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS22SE/5/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2201 BC (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV3991.

A ground stone celt was found at sowden farm, greenish-grey with fretted or weathered surface. The polish is still left on some of the hornblende crystals. Cross-section, oval, perfect. The second celt of this type found here - late neolithic or early bronze age.(worth). Petrological analysis defined the fabric as of group 1a.(pps cited by os). Axe on display in museum of athenaeum at barnstaple (timms).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6795.

Worth, r. H. /tda/74(1942)107-110 pl.4-7, fig 1/flint implements from north devon.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6796.

Osa=ss22se8.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6797.

Anon/pps/28(1962)253.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6798.

Des=timms, s. C. /as above/(22/11/1982).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6799.

Pps/17(1951)105.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, Survey No. 212 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

A ground stone celt was found at Sowden Farm, greenish-grey with fretted or weathered surface. Axe on display in museum at Athenaeum in Barnstaple.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. Survey No. 212.
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Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds

  • FDV2989 - AXE HEAD (Early Neolithic to Unknown - 4000 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 28 2015 10:48AM