PADLOCK

Unique ID: NCL-904170

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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 [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1270
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

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

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Robert Collins - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Miss Hannah Farnaby - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands
County: Lincolnshire
District: East Lindsey
Parish: East Kirkby

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

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

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Created: Wednesday 17th June 2009
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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