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    • Object type: key (locking)
    • Broad period: MODERN
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Record ID: CORN-77D4F1
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cornwall
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Incomplete cast copper alloy night latch or slide key, missing the internal bars in the bit which would have turned the lock. The key is complete and in a very good condition. It is slightly bent, probably from use on a heavy latch. The handle or bow is oval-shaped with a slightly expanded inner edge opposite the shank. The bow narrows into the shank which is round in section at this point. The shank or stem has three concentric parallel mouldings along its length, before it meets the bit at right angles, where it is square in section. The bit is shield-shaped with indented rectangula…
Created on: Monday 5th November 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 6th November 2012
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Record ID: LANCUM-9C5462
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cumbria
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Cast copper alloy night latch key, probably dating from the 18th or 19th century. The key is complete and in a very good condition. It is slightly bent, probably from use on a heavy latch. The handle is oval-shaped with two mouldings beneath on the shank, while the bit is shield-shaped with a large single perforation that resembles a Maltese cross. On one side of the handle, at the top of the bow, are four deliberate notches, possibly a tactile aid for the use to align the key in the darkness. Night latch or slide keys have been known since the Roman time and there are numeous example…
Created on: Friday 7th September 2012
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melmerby', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: LANCUM-01DC94
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cumbria
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Cast copper alloy night latch slide key dating from the modern period, i.e. c. AD 1700-1900.
Created on: Thursday 20th October 2011
Last updated: Thursday 27th October 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kendal', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: LIN-666663
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete handle from a candlestick ejector-key. Such keys were used to eject the stem of a candlestick. The key has an openwork trefoil handle with a transverse collar below on one side only. The shaft is oval in cross-section and decorated with concentric ribs below the collar. The shaft is broken shortly thereafter.
Created on: Thursday 26th August 2010
Last updated: Monday 27th June 2011
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Record ID: KENT-328F25
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MODERN
County: Kent
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Possibly a modern cast, copper-alloy key, post 1750AD. In shape it resembles a modern radiator key. The bow is roughly lozenge shaped with decorative, moulded knops at each corner point. The shank come off one knop and leads down to a hollow, circular end. 45.5mm long, (shank is 26.7mm long), 31.6mm wide, 6.1mm thick (on one knop) and weighs 14.14g.
Created on: Tuesday 6th July 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 27th April 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'STALISFIELD', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: IOW-D1C5A6
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MODERN
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete cast copper-alloy rotary key of probable Modern date (c. 1800-c. 1900). The bow is circular and solid and tapers slightly in thickness, from the shank towards the apex. It has a diameter of 18.1mm and a maximum thickness of 3.6mm. At the apex of the bow there is an integral circular suspension loop with a circular hole that has a diameter of about 3.0mm. This suspension loop has a free running copper-alloy ring with an outer diameter of 16.4mm. It is circular in cross-section and has a diameter of 3.1mm. There is no collar dividing the shank from the bow. The sha…
Created on: Monday 7th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: PUBLIC-5F69C4
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MODERN
County: Kent
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A barrel-tap key with oval bow. Circa 19th century, Copper Alloy, Cast, 38.55mm long x 3.58mm thick.
Created on: Wednesday 14th April 2010
Last updated: Thursday 21st October 2010
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Record ID: CORN-031608
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Incomplete cast copper alloy cabinet or drawer key with most of the bow missing, with just part of the base remaining. The stem of the key is hollow and has an ornate bead and groove motif decorating the shaft closer to the bow end. Bailey (1997) illustrates similar examples on page 9 which are dated to the 19th century.
Created on: Tuesday 16th September 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LIN-420893
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
An incomplete handle from a candlestick ejector-key. Such keys were used to eject the stem of a candlestick. The key has an openwork trefoil handle with a transverse collar below on one side only. The shaft is oval in cross-section and decorated with concentric ribs below the collar. The shaft is broken shortly thereafter.
Created on: Monday 5th December 2005
Last updated: Friday 18th October 2013
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