NCL-DE8DC8: Post-Medieval bell fragment

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Unique ID: NCL-DE8DC8

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A cast copper-alloy bell of 17th or 18th century date. Only one large fragment of the body remains, but this is decorated. A band across the top is inscribed with A T V(?), that is bordered with small raised squares. The lower border of the band is paralleled by a pair of raised lines. Below this, the lower half bears incised scrolling floral/vine motifs. The bell was probably a handbell, with an estimated diamter of 65-70mm determined by the curviture of the remaining sherd.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 45.25 mm
Width: 36.82 mm
Thickness: 2.46 mm
Weight: 21.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st June 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Robert Collins
Identified by: Dr Robert Collins

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Eden (District)
Parish or ward: Crosby Garrett (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NY7309
Four figure Latitude: 54.475634
Four figure longitude: -2.418165
1:25K map: NY7309
1:10K map: NY70NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: NCL
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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