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Record ID: HESH-7AFF7B
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small square shaped gold coloured possibly gold (and copper) alloyed piece of casting waste / manufacturing offcut from thick sheet / ingot of uncertain date. The metal is flat and rectangular in section; one edge has a very slight bevel to it whilst the other three have cut edges. Theer is no sign of saw marks and it looks to have been cut with a cold chisel - or been snapped. Two of the cut edges have a slightly corroded surface whilst the upper and lower ones have small pit marks. No obvious nick marks or cutting can be seen on any surface and the form of the ingot is not diagnost…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
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Record ID: HESH-681CCB
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete artefact of unknown date and function; it is most likely to be part from a knife handle (counter weight) of post medieval date. The plate is an irregular octagonal shape (square with the corners removed) and rectangular in cross section. Through the centre is a rectangular slot (7.8mm x 2.6mm). The upper surface is plain and undecorated whilst the lower has a series of scratched marks - most probably through movement in the soil. The piece is a mid-grey colour and is most likely to be a lead alloy. A direct parallel has not been found. The artefact measures 27.4mm long, …
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rodington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-90B4CC
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A nearly complete hone or whetstone of undetermined date, probably Medieval or later but an earlier date should not be ruled out. The stone is rectangular in plan, profile and section. The whetstone is formed from a reddish grey, coarse grained grit/sandstone. The side surfaces show distinct bedding planes within the matrix. The edges and the tip are all worn with at least one distinct grinding sharpening surface is present. Whetstones are used for long periods in the agricultural landscape and a medieval or later date is preferred The stone is 83.2mm length, 40.1mm width, is 24.2mm t…
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HESH-722EF5
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper composite fragment of uncertain function and date - most probably associated with a copper alloy spoon or knife of post medieval date. The artefact comprises a tapering stem broken at one end and terminating in a bulbous corroded head at the other. Positioned half-way along the tapering shaft is a rectangular block very similar to a post medieval knife cap. It is suggested that the tang would have been set within a wooden handle and surmounted by a knife terminal - the bulbous corroded element could be the remains of an external knop similar to that seen on apostle spoons…
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ruyton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-5D2C4A
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Large hand wrought iron nail with a large boss like square shaped head with a distinctive D shaped cross section. The shank of the nail is square and broken. The surface of the nail suffers from active laminating corrosion. A direct parallel has not been found, but the shear size suggests that it was not for domestic furniture, instead it is suggested that it might be an iron nail from a studded timber door, or possibly from a boat. A date is also difficult to suggest - it is possibly ancient but as it is hand made it could date from as late as 1900. The iron nail measures, 50.3mm len…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'River Perry', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-C5BBBB
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large lead alloy spill of lead alloy of uncertain date or function - but most probably being of 17th century date and spill from casting - potentially lead alloy musket balls. The irregular splatter of lead measures 22cm length 18cm width and is 8cm high. It weighs approximately 6 kilograms. The upper side of the spill is flat and smooth whilst the underside is formed of tiny rivelets conjoined together. The area is well known for a 17th century / civil war seige - although the spill could be from building work / guttering water pipes of a similar or later period
Created on: Monday 28th November 2016
Last updated: Friday 31st August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Bryan', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-5CB234
Object type: RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy ring of probable Roman - Modern date (50 - 1800). The ring is circular in plan and lentoid (hexagonal) in cross section. There are traces of irregular file marks on several surfaces. There is no obvious cast or incised decoration present. A slight thickening of the ring is present on one edge - this maybe remains of a casting jet. The ring is oval in shape due to distortion and has wear facets on internal surfaces from use. The ring is a dark - mid greenish grey colour with a well developed patina which covers all surfaces. The patination of the metal would suggest a …
Created on: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Last updated: Friday 31st August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Bryan', grid reference and parish protected.


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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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