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Lily Frances Chitty

(1893—1979) archaeologist and antiquary


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(1893–1979) [Bi]

British antiquarian and amateur archaeologist best known for her work on prehistoric sites in the west of England and the Welsh Marches. While she was born in Lewdown, Devon, her family moved to Shropshire while she was still young and here she was educated at home. During WW1 she trained as a secretary. In the 1920s she met a number of well-established archaeologists and through them developed and pursued an interest in the subject, especially in recording and documenting finds from the area she grew to know so well in the central Welsh Marches. This was done in many ways: providing the Shropshire cards for the British Association Bronze Implement Catalogue was one; drawing the maps for Cyril Fox's The personality of Britain was another. She was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1939 and later was made an OBE.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Archaeology.


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