BELL

Unique ID: SOM-F003F5

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Cast bell probably dating to the 16th century or later, probably in a lead-tin-copper alloy. The bell was originally oval or spherical and cast as one piece with a vertical seam which expandes into a loop at the top and a fait horizontal seam around the centre. There is a sound slot at the bottom with circular terminals. It is now distorted in shape with the slot pulled wider and the pea is missing. It is 18.4mm long, 15.1mm wide, 17.1mm thick and weighs 3.76 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: MODERN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Length: 18.4 mm
Width: 15.1 mm
Thickness: 17.1 mm
Weight: 3.76 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 5th January 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Katherine Stobbart - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Miss Mariola Glowacka - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC 020621

Materials and construction

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

A resized image of Post Medieval to Modern bell

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West
County: North Somerset
District: North Somerset
To be known as: Blagdon

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: Tuesday 25th January 2011
Updated: Friday 18th March 2011

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