Godalming Museum: Mammoths

The museum holds part of a mammoth tooth [Mammuthus primigenius] found in Messrs. Baverstocks Brewery premises, Bridge Street, Godalming. It was donated by Mr Samuel Allden (a founder of the Museum in 1921).

The mammoth tooth in Godalming Museum. Image: Godalming Museum ref. B980.230

The mammoth tooth in Godalming Museum. Image: Godalming Museum ref. B980.230

Thomas Bosville Baverstock ran an already established brewery in Bridge

Street from 1873. In 1883 he had new premises built, also in Bridge Street, on a site now known as Fry’s Yard.

It is perhaps most probable that the mammoth tooth was found during building work in 1883.

Charlie Sullivan, a winner of Surrey Heritage’s Artscape competition, was inspired by the object to produce the image below:

Artwork of a mammoth. Image: Charlie Sullivan, a winner of Surrey Heritage's Artscape competition

Artwork of a mammoth. Image: Charlie Sullivan, a winner of Surrey Heritage’s Artscape competition

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