MSO11313 - Late prehistoric flint implement finds from Great Cooklands (Monument)


Over 100 flints, comprising cores, scrapers, fabricators and arrowheads were collected from fields at Blackworthy Farm. They were found in a wide area, but there was a concentration in fields called "Great Cooklands".

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Worked flint flake or knife, length 2.5 inches found at Blackford (Selworthy) and presented to Taunton museum. [1] No details concerning its provenance but it is likely to have been found in the fields of Blackworthy Farm. A collection of over 100 flints collected from these fields between 1940-45 comprising cores, scrapers, fabricators and Neolithic and Bronze age arrowheads. Found in wide area, but a concentration in six field, including one named "Great Cooklands" (SS 9261 4540). [3] The Cornish Collection at Taunton Museum includes Mesolithic and Neolithic flints from Tivington. This may refer to Tivington Farm, from which the collection referred to in [3] was sourced. [4] The Tivington Collection includes Mesolithic flints: 2 blades or flakes, 5 scrapers, 7 microliths. [5,6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Serial: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1851-. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Volume 62 (1916), 40 (H St George Grey).
  • <2> Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. 15 June 1965, SS94NW7.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey notes, 20 June 1965.
  • <5> Monograph: Wymer, J.J. + Bonsall, C.J. (Editors). 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites in England and Wales, with a Gazetteer of Upper Palaeolithic Sites in England and Wales. Council for British Archaeology. CBA Research Report No 20. 248.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SS94NW. 21.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records. PRN 33668 - National Trust record.



Grid reference Centred SS 9161 4543 (119m by 146m)
Map sheet SS94NW

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  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33668

Record last edited

Dec 1 2020 4:30PM


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