NCL-904170: An incomplete cast copper-alloy barrel padlock from the medieval period.

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PADLOCK

Unique ID: NCL-904170

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy barrel padlock from the medieval period. The padlock chamber is a roughly hexagonal cylinder in profile with each side decorated with a pair of parallel grooves running horizontally along the length of the chamber in plan. Along the top edge of the chamber two flat upright arms extend from each end. The inside edges are slightly concaved and continue along the top edge of the barrel meeting in a sharp peak. Each arm and below the central peak are perforated with a circular hole. Each arm has a U-shaped terminal, both of which are damaged. One is likely to be the remains of a bolt collar and the other is likely to be the starting point of the bolt. The under side of the padlock chamber has a rectangular aperture which runs 3 /4 of its length; the remaining quarter is enclosed by a square lug projecting from the underside of the barrel. The chamber has a roughly circular key hole at the end where the lug is. This opening shows the internal structure as having a vertical, diving slat down the centre. The opposite end is enclosed and has a triangular extention on the underside edge. It is very similar to object number SUR-EAAD05 Egan 1998: 95-97 No. 250

Class: Barrel

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1270
Date from certainty: Certain
Date to: Circa AD 1400
Date to certainty: Certain

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.13 mm
Width: 28.76 mm
Thickness: 11.68 mm
Weight: 15 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st March 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Robert Collins
Identified by: Miss Hannah Farnaby

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: East Kirkby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF3263
Four figure Latitude: 53.147794
Four figure longitude: -0.027749
1:25K map: TF3263
1:10K map: TF36SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: NCL
Created: Wednesday 17th June 2009
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011 by Daniel Pett

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