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Record ID: HESH-A0D7BE
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A heavily eroded copper alloy bar which tapers at both ends. It is rectangular in plan and cross section. The surface is lost through abrasion and corrosion; it originally had a thick mid green coloured surface patina which is now almost completely lost. Due to condition a direct parallel has not been found. It is likely to be of prehistoric - medieval date (100 BC - AD 1400). The bar measures 50.4mm width, 7.9mm width is 3.4mm thick at the break and weighs 15.48 grams
Created on: Thursday 28th July 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cockshutt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-CEB01E
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead or lead alloy bi-convex decorated spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD); most probably medieval date (AD 1300-1550). The spindle whorl is circular in plan and bi-convex in profile. Both faces have a cast rim around the edge and also a similar rim around the circumference of the inner hole. The central hole is broadly circular and has been cast / set slightly off centre. The diameter of the hole measures 7.6mm and it is chocked with lead and clay - suggesting that this whorl was miscast and never used / finished. The upper and lower faces are undecorated.…
Created on: Monday 18th July 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cockshutt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-CEA156
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead alloy weight, probably from a net or line of unknown date, probably medieval - modern (1200-1900). The weight is sub-cylindrical with a single transverse cast hole set off centre (diameter 9.8 mm). The weight measures 38.7mm length and 23.6mm diameter. It weighs 92.31 grams.
Created on: Monday 18th July 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cockshutt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-9209A5
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unidentified artefact of uncertain date. The artefact is fragmentary being cast from lead alloy. Originally it may have been circular - but only a small section now survives. The fragment has a clear casting seam on both the side edges which has been trimmed and filed. The upper surface has a small circular boss extending from the mid point - whilst the lower section is plain. The surface of the piece is stable with a well preserved polished mid grey coloured surface patina. Due to the small size and lack of diagnostic characteristics an identification is not possible. The recorder…
Created on: Friday 15th July 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gobowen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-8F5BC9
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy mount of uncertain, possibly Roman date AD 50-350. The mount comprises of a copper alloy hollow cap or disc pierced at the mid-point to hold a square sectioned copper alloy shank. The mount is circular in plan and D shaped in profile. The top is surmounted by a single domed boss and is flanked by five similar bosses spaced evenly around the exterior edge. Each boss has an incised circumferential line around its base which defines the shape of the boss. The underside of the mount is plain and undecorated. The shape of the mount is very similar to 'plastic' pins of t…
Created on: Friday 15th July 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cockshutt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-8F2761
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy foot from a vessel or box of uncertain date. The foot descends from a circular plate and is rectanfular in plan and profile - at the base is a distinct U shaped knop or bulbous projection. On the upper edge is the remains of a iron fitting - possibly a rod or shank. The foot is a mid grey colour with a well formed surface patina. A direct parallel has not been found due to the fragmentary nature of the piece. The circular plate has a diameter of 20.4mm and the lower foot is 16.4mm length and 16.1mm wide; it is 14.8mm high and weighs 27.78 grams.
Created on: Friday 15th July 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cockshutt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-683026
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from a large lead alloy artefact of unknown date or purpose. The artefact is rectangular in plan and profile with a sitinct rectangular projection on the base of the reverse. The front face is decorated with a distinctive cast a pierced lattice work which is neat and well ordered - but achieved by hand. The front surface also has the remains of a black coloured surface. The reverse is plain and undecorated. The body is a mid grey colour with a well defined but abraded surface patina. Due to the fragmentary nature of the artefact the exact date or function is difficult to su…
Created on: Wednesday 13th July 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cockshutt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-9752C8
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small irregular cast copper alloy bead of uncertain date. The bead is broadly circular in plan with an irregular D shaped section. The Upper part of the bead is relatively narrow (3.4mm x 2.2mm) whilst the lower part is wider and thicker (6.3mm x 2.9mm). The hole through the centre is irregular through wear (diameter 6.3mm x 6.8mm). The bead has a thick green surface patina that is relatively unabraded. Based on the surface patina alone the artefact would date from the Bronze Age - Medieval. A direct parallel has not been found. The bead measures: 11.0mm length, 11.8mm width is…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd December 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 5th April 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Waters Upton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-79E3FD
Object type: COIN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small silver disc - possibly a coin blank of uncertain date. Although without parallel the disc is recorded due to its findspot. One side is domed whilst the other is very slightly dished. Both sides are marked, but no discernible pattern is present. The finder has commented on the similarity between this and small silver units from the late Iron Age. Such a find would fit well within the landscape in which it was found. The disc measures 8.6mm diameter, is 2.8mm thick and weighs 0.9 grams
Created on: Tuesday 28th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 28th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cockshutt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-18EBEC
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy fragment of uncertain function or date; it is most likely to be either later medieval or post medieval in date (AD 1350 - 1700). The fragment is broadly oval in plan and rectangular in section. The edges are incomplete (although in places areas of scalloping survive) and it is possible that this may be waste from an industrial process or an incomplete / miscast object. The lower surface is flat and undecorated; the upper surface is rough with possibly a miscast / relief design. The edges suggest the profile was H shape - possibly similar to glass came …
Created on: Wednesday 17th June 2015
Last updated: Thursday 3rd December 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HESH-18BFCD
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead alloy weight, probably from a net or line of unknown date, probably medieval - modern (1200-1900). The weight is sub-cylindrical with a single transverse cast hole set off centre (diameter 5.0 mm); the hole is filled with soil and one end is crushed and the hole is sealed. The weight measures 29.1mm length and 17.7mm diameter. It weighs 28.8 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 17th June 2015
Last updated: Thursday 3rd December 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HESH-0CC9D4
Object type: MAUL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A large stone implement of uncertain date and function, perhaps a maul. The artefact is a broadly sub-rectangular wedge of fine grained late Silurian or Devonian sandstone rock local to the area in which it was found (pers com Daniel Lockett). Approximately 1/3 along the length is a distinct band or groove which has been pecked forming a shallow depression. All of the other surfaces are not worked and are a mid purple brown colour with a well formed surface patina. The purpose of this groove is unclear; it maybe functional aiding the securing of rope / binding; however there are no im…
Created on: Monday 11th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 27th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Clun', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-128F1C
Object type: AXE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron axe, axehead or hatchet of uncertain date possibly Medieval - post medieval date (1000 - 1800 AD). The axe is broadly sub-rectangular in plan with an irregular shaped expanded blade that has a pronounced downward projection. The socket of the axe is broken formed by the tail of the axe being folded and welded; the socket was a sub-triangular in shape. The butt of the axe is lost. The internal face of the socket has the remains of iron impregnated wood imbedded within the corrosion. As the blade expands in width it tapers in section; forming a wide even cutting edge. The bevel…
Created on: Thursday 22nd January 2015
Last updated: Sunday 29th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Piddle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-DE27ED
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy rectangular strap fitting or buckle frame of uncertain date - possibly Roman (AD50-400) possibly Medieval (AD 1350-1600). The frame is incomplete being broken across one edge; it is broadly rectangular in plan and cross section and comprises two rectangular loops - one positioned at either end of the piece. Between these loops is a square shaped panel which is decorated with pierced / cast decoration. The openwork design consists of a central lozenge (diamond shape) around which are placed four circular holes. From the mid point of the sides of the cen…
Created on: Thursday 20th November 2014
Last updated: Friday 5th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ellesmere', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-4F3140
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy artefact of unknown date and function. It is most likely to be late - post medieval in date. In plan the artefact is an irregular rectangle; in profile it is bowed. The upper surface is impressed with some designs although their exact nature is unclear. A small perforated hole cuts through the middle. The artefact is a mid grey colour with a well formed surface patina which is lost through abrasion at the edges. The artefact measures: 36.1mm length, 25.1mm width and is 2.2mm thick; it weighs 14.1 grams
Created on: Thursday 14th November 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 12th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ludlow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-DDB561
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy finger ring of uncertain date. The ring is broadly circular in plan with a D sectioned hoop. There are no evidence of either casting seams or joins suggesting how the ring was made. The external edge is decorated with a series of evenly spaced vertical lines which extend around the whole hoop. These lines are all worn. The ring has a mid-green brown coloured polished surface patina. A direct parallel has not been found for the object, such rings could date from almost any historic era. The patina, as well as the other finds in the immediate vicinity suggest a Roman date, …
Created on: Thursday 11th July 2013
Last updated: Thursday 18th July 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Craven Arms', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-DD7D43
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unidentified artefact of unknown date. The artefact is formed of copper alloy, there is an small chance that the fragment is a miscast Roman brooch, however it is more likely to be a melted piece of copper alloy / possibly a spill from casting. The object is irregular in plan and section although elements do resemble a bow brooch. It has a well formed mid green coloured patina that is not abraded. Due to the undiagnostic nature of this piece a direct parallel or comparable artefact cannot be suggested. This artefact is recorded as it may suggest metalworking in the Roman period on …
Created on: Wednesday 10th July 2013
Last updated: Thursday 18th July 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Craven Arms', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-AF0307
Object type: RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy ring of probable Roman - Medieval date (50 - 1500). The ring is broadly circular in plan and is faceted oval in cross section. There is no obvious cast or incised decoration present. The external surface is grey-green colour with a relatively well preserved but slightly dusty surface patina. The patination of the metal would suggest a Roman or medieval date. The ring measures 29.0mm diameter, the frame is 4.4mm wide, and is 3.3mm thick. The internal measurement is 20.1mm diameter. The ring weighs 5.97 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 26th June 2013
Last updated: Thursday 5th December 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Oswestry', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-49D9D1
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy fragment of unknown date or function. The fragment is broadly rectangular in plan with tapering ends that terminate in rounded breaks; the breaks are old and patinated. The section is irregular with the mid point being triangular and the edges more faceted ovals. The mid point is swollen. The outer upper edge is decorated with an incised pattern comprising a central pellet within an annulet (ring and dot) being flanked by two mullet - stars formed from wedges with a central annulet. The metal is a very dark green colour with a relatively thick well formed and hardly a…
Created on: Tuesday 27th November 2012
Last updated: Thursday 26th April 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HESH-4DFA35
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast copper alloy of uncertain date. The fragment is undiagnostic being broadly rectangular in plan and triangular in section. The surface is a mid - light green colour and it is eroded in the ploughsoil. This type of artefact is not normally recorded, however it was recovered from close to the findspot of HESH-4DE0D7 and may hint at Late Bronze Age metalworking in the area. The fragment measures: 16.3mm length, 15.5mm width, is 9.4mm thick and weighs 6.79 grams
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2012
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weobley', grid reference and parish protected.


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