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HER Number:MDV14755
Name:Prehistoric Flints from southeast of Southdown


Prehistoric flints recovered from the southeast of Southdown


Grid Reference:SY 140 879
Map Sheet:SY18NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSidmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSALCOMBE REGIS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 449064
  • National Trust SMR: 100335
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY18NW/91

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ARTEFACT SCATTER (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

POLLARD + LUXTON, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV117541.

Large surface flint collection made on salcombe hill, sidmouth, between 1962 and 1978. The majority of the artifacts are made from the local mottled light and dark grey flint found in a gradually darkening strip from high peak, sidmouth, eastwards to beer head. Finds, which have been deposited in exeter museum, consist of: arrowheads; axes or adzes which had been either completely, or edge-, polished; cores and core scrapers; fabricators; flakes; hammer-stones or pounders; knives; laurel leaves; pebbles; piercers and borers; a sandstone disc; saws; flake scrapers; sickle flints and sling stones (pollard + luxton).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV132918.

Pollard, s. + luxton, s. /pdas/36(1978)183-190 figs.1-5/neolithic and bronze age occupation on salcombe hill, sidmouth.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV132919.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV132920.

Des=keene, b. /arrowheads from prehistoric devon/()[30]/ms in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV132921.

Mus=exe 6/1979.48.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV132922.

Mus=exe 6/1979.46.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV132923.

Mus=exe 6/1979.49.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV132924.

Mus=exe 6/1979.

Griffith, F. M., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV8774.

The relationship of this site to sy18nw/53 is not known. It seems probable that one very extensive occupation scatter is concerned (fmg).

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 1860 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Large collection of flints/tools recovered from surface of Salcombe Hill 1962-1978. Includes arrowheads, axes, cores, scrapers, fabricators, hammerstones, knives etc. May represent one very extensive occupation scatter.

Sheridan, A., 2011, The Early Neolithic of South-West England; New Insights and New Questions, 31 (Article in Serial). SDV361494.

Discussion of small scale colonisation around 39th century BC. Reference to alpine axeheads and chisels; Sidmouth, also Brownstone Farm, High Peak and Torquay area.

Pink, F., 2014-2015, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment (Interpretation). SDV357736.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV117541Migrated Record: POLLARD + LUXTON.
SDV132918Migrated Record:
SDV132919Migrated Record:
SDV132920Migrated Record:
SDV132921Migrated Record:
SDV132922Migrated Record:
SDV132923Migrated Record:
SDV132924Migrated Record:
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 1860.
SDV357736Interpretation: Pink, F.. 2014-2015. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV361494Article in Serial: Sheridan, A.. 2011. The Early Neolithic of South-West England; New Insights and New Questions. British Archaeological Reports. 548. Paperback Volume. 31.
SDV8774Migrated Record: Griffith, F. M..

Associated Monuments

MDV11059Related to: Flint Working on Salcombe Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 28 2018 9:35AM