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Unique ID: PUBLIC-96A3D0

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

244 fragments of Clay Pipe including one Bowl, dating from a Post-Medieval period, c:- AD 1650 - 1850. The longest piece measures 72.33mm in length, has a diameter of 7.46mm, and weighs 4.7gm. The smallest piece is 15.06mm long, has a diameter of 3.92mm, and weighs 0.4gm. All the stem sections each taper slightly from one end to the other. The Bowl has a bulbous body 17.70mm in diameter, is 28.06mm in height, with a single dotted line of decoration around its rim. The central hole running lengthways through the stem centres was probably made with a thin metal rod /s. (See Database:- NARC-E0BE04). The combined weight of all 244 fragments is 782.0g.

One small fragment bears a makers name as :-  ANSON's. Camb's.

These pipe fragments were discovered visually, and collected from multiple surface locations in three adjoining Parish's while metal detecting. Found before the importance of recording where they were found was realised (hence the group vague record). Since realisation, detailed records of locational and discovery dates are now maintained by the finder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1650
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 244
Weight: 782 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2008 - Wednesday 1st January 2020

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6052
Four figure Latitude: 52.14312071
Four figure longitude: 0.33678262
1:25K map: TL6052
1:10K map: TL65SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
Discovery circumstances: While searching with a metal detector on Agricultural land.
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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