Site Location: South-East Oxfordshire
Related Achive: Manning
Percy Manning recorded numerous finds of flint implements from sites in and around Ewelme including:
many finds from Rumbold's Pit(AN1911.534-562, 1918.6-7, 1943.27-35), Gould's Grove Pit(AN1911.526, 1911.568-572) and Painter's Pit(AN1911.535-553, 1911.564-567, 1918.12-13).(Photographs of some of these finds)
a flint axe was found in Ewelme Park in 1895 (AN1911.531),
and other flint implements were found on Ewelme Downs and were in the collection of T.H. Powell, including a polished axe, now in the Ashmolean Museum (AN1918.22).
Finds from these sites are held by both the Ashmolean and Pitt-Rivers Museums.
Many similar finds have also been found at nearby sites in Benson.
Manning also recorded that in 1722 a hoard of Roman coins was found in an pot at Harcourt Hill in a field near the Icknield Way. The coins mainly dated from the third century.
J. Pointer (1724) Britannia Romana, pp12-30
L. F. Salzman (1936) Victoria County History of Oxfordshire, Vol I, p32
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Handaxe from Rumbold's Pit, Ewelme (AN1911.555)
Elephants Tooth from Rumbold's Pit, Ewelme (AN1943.51)
Flint scraper from Rumbold's Pit, Ewelme (AN1959.32)