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Ballacregga

Period: Mesolithic

NGR Easting: 231450

NGR Northing: 489870

Description: Prehistoric flint scatter.

A large quantity of worked prehistoric flint was recovered over the course of many visits by CH Cowley, from a site which he simply identified as Ballacregga. On separate occasions he also recovered material from a site which he refered to as 'Ballacregga, Glen Wyllin' (see PRN 3044). As it is not clear if the sites are the same or distinct from each other, they are considered and recorded separately. Cowley may have recognised the rarity and sensitivity of such early Mesolithic sites and wished to restrict awareness of their precise location.

The site is thought to be in the south side of Cooildharry, in the general vicinity of SC318896.

As no further details concerning the circumstances of the discovery were recorded the grid reference relates to the farmstead for indicative purposes only.

The antiquary Charles Harry Cowley was an avid collector of worked flint and coarse stone artefacts revealed by agricultural activity, mainly on farms located around Peel, and occasionally from further afield. He was active from 1900 until 1943. His entire collection of artefacts, together with a daybook cataloguing his discoveries, was later donated to Manx National Heritage.

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Site & Monument Type: findspot; flint scatter

Category: National Monuments Record: Archaeological Sites [single-site]

Site ID number: 3043.00

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