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Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. 14 -1882  pages 85

By George Clinch

IN the year 1863 a small piece of wood-land, containing a little over two acres, was grubbed up at West Wickham in Kent. This land was subsequently planted with fruit-trees, but it still bears its old name of "Moll Costen." * In the autumn of 1878 my attention was directed to it in consequence of finding a neatly worked flint spear-head. Stimulated by this discovery, I have made a careful examination of the ground, both in Moll Costen and also in the adjoining fields. My search has been rewarded by the discovery of about three hundred worked flints of various kinds, and apparently designed for various uses. Many of

these flints bear evidence to a great deal of labour having been bestowed on them in order to render them of a convenient size and shape for the purposes to which they were designed.
   Two polished celts of rather curious shapes were
   * There was a traditional belief among the people of West Wickham and Foxhill, Keston, that a certain Moll Costen many years ago committed suicide by hanging upon one of the trees in this little wood. This tradition seems to have died out during the last few years, but it was well known at about the time when the wood was grubbed.óG.C.

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