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Little Gight

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork


I arrived at Little Gight looking for the remains of a souterrain. Sadly it was long gone it's stones possibly used as lintils etc. So nothing to see, very wrong. Fortunately on my arrival I was met by Roland Buchan who showed all round his farm. Over to St Devenick's Well, to something hopefully Tiompan will describe, to an old mill and some rocks but alas no rock art. Roland then mentioned he'd found some flints and arrow heads. So in his kitchen I manfully drank the cup of tea on offer and watched as my eyes grew wider and wider. Roland's partner, Margaret Middleton brought thru some boxes. I only looked at half the contents as we had a pressing engagement with a genius later on (more of that later). Scrapers, knifes and arrow heads from Mesolithic and Neolithic times appeared as if by magic. I've never seen nothing like this outside a museum and my own discoveries. More and more they kept appearing, a prehistoric treasure chest.

I'll be back to take foties of the rest, I'm invited, so I'll put them up at a later date. First a pressing meeting with an extraordinary gentleman and things that I've never witnessed before.

drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
29th June 2011ce

Comments (6)

I turned my laptop on this morning, read this fieldnote and mouth dropped open at your photos. What a rare and thrilling experience - couldn't happen to a more deserving person. tjj Posted by tjj
29th June 2011ce
Cheers Tjj, the best is maybe yet to come. drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
29th June 2011ce
Oh my god, what a collection. Top, top stuff Drew. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
29th June 2011ce
Lucky bugger........! strathspey Posted by strathspey
29th June 2011ce
And there is more to come. Thank you SC and Strathie. drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
29th June 2011ce
Just utterly WOW!! 8-0 :-D
summerlands Posted by summerlands
30th June 2011ce
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