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


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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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 Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V..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.



Grid reference SS 929 454 (point)
Map sheet SS94NW

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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