MSO8020 - Late prehistoric flint scatter at Tivington Farm (Monument)

Summary

A collection of Mesolithic and Neolithic flints found on Tivington Farm. These may or may not be associated with the enclosure recorded as MMO1604.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Cornish Collection at Taunton Museum incorporates a number of Mesolithic and Neolithic flints - microliths, scrapers, gravers, arrowheads, - recorded simply from Tivington. This may refer to Tivington Farm where Miss M Hatch-Barnwell collected a large number of Mesolithic flakes, cores, blades, saws, etc., when the fields were ploughed between 1942 and 1947. She said that there was no particular concentration but a spread of worked flints throughout the area of the farm, centred at SS 929454. The flints are in her possession. [1] Mesolithic implements from Tivington in Taunton Museum are: 2 blades or flakes, 5 scrapers, 7 microliths. Also listed as in Taunton Museum are 3 scrapers from Periton or Tivington (see Somerset HER Monument record PRN 35243). [2,3] It is not clear whether these finds are associated with the sub-rectangular enclosure noted from aerial photographs (MMO1604). [6] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1>XY Externally held archive reference: Externally held archive. Classified Index Taunton Museum. [Mapped feature: #46799 ]
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Miss M Hatch-Barnwell, Minehead.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 20 June 1965.
  • <4> Archive: South West Heritage Trust. 1977-. Somerset Historic Environment Record. PRN 35243.
  • <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. pp 247-8.
  • <6> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. Catherine Dove, 6 March 2013.
  • <7> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 36826, Extant 11 May 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 929 454 (point)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (4)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (2)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12191
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW21
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 36826
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33668
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35236

Record last edited

May 11 2022 12:04PM

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