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Record ID: HESH-D15048
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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Lead weight, probably of post-medieval date (c. AD 1500 - 1800). The objects upper face is concave and roundly shaped in the body with a D-shaped section, and a rectangular extension at one end, presumably for suspension. The other face is flat with some intrusion from the extension along the surface. The weight is dark grey in colour with a white patina. It is 21.59mm in length, 31.79mm in width and 14.58mm thick. It weighs 24.4g. Created on: Wednesday 17th April 2019
Created on: Tuesday 28th May 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 28th May 2019
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Record ID: HESH-D08D47
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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A lead weight, likely dating to the post medieval period. The weight is roughly cylindrical in plan. This surface expands from the top downwards, on the top surface is a hole going on to the object. The object has a great deal of abrasion and as a consequence the shape is deformed. The object measures 34.84mm high, has a length of 20.26, a width of 17.16 and weighs 86.6g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th May 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 28th May 2019
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Record ID: HESH-D05309
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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A lead weight, likely dating to the post medieval period. The weight is cylindrical in plan. This surface expands from the top downwards, on the top surface is a hole going on to the object. The object has some abrasion possessing two thin and long cuts across the surfaces sides and a scarred surface which has been created by wear. The object measures 46.43mm high, has a diameter of 19.30 and weighs 100.00g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th May 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 28th May 2019
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Record ID: HESH-3FD808
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Solid circular lead weight of probable medieval or post medieval date. It has a considerable degree of wear on both faces- on one a projecting rim is apparent and the surface is slightly dished / concave. The weight is a mid cream - grey colour. It measures 35.72mm in diameter and is 9.2mm thick; it weighs 64.61g.
Created on: Tuesday 21st May 2019
Last updated: Saturday 25th May 2019
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Record ID: HESH-08C5F2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead or lead alloy weight of probable medieval or post medieval date (1300 - 1800). The weight is sub-circular in plan and sub-triangular (conical) in cross section. There is no suspension loop. The weight is a mid-grey colour with an even patina that covers all surfaces. It has been marked and abraded in the soil; this has caused the weight to become asymmetrical. Similar standing weights have been dated to the medieval and post medieval periods. It is likely that the weight would have been used as a trade weight weighing four ounces - 1/4 lb. The weight measures 31.0mm wide,…
Created on: Tuesday 31st January 2017
Last updated: Friday 6th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stapleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-F6B9CD
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead weight of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD), most probably Roman (AD50-350). The weight is broadly circular in plan and D shaped in cross section; it has been heavily eroded in the soil. The central hole is a an irregular oval shape and has been cast / set off centre; it has an internal diameter of 8.1mm. Both faces are plain and undecorated. The weight has a cream - white coloured surface patina. Weights are used for a long period of time and as such are very difficult to date precisely without other evidence (such as pottery). The weight measures 19.6mm wide a…
Created on: Monday 30th January 2017
Last updated: Friday 6th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stapleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-3226F9
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead or lead alloy line weight of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD). The weight is sub-circular in plan. The central hole is broadly circular and has been cast / set slightly off centre. The diameter of the hole measures 5.6mm x 4.2mm. The artefact is a mid-light grey cream colour with an even broken patina. It has also been abraded and rolled in the plough soil and the edges have been damaged. These weights are used for a long period of time and have multiple functions including holding down lines and nets (for rabbiting - for example). The weight measures 18.7mm diamete…
Created on: Monday 21st 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-2E5E6C
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy weight or possibly a stopper of uncertain age; most probably later medieval or post medieval (1200-1800). The weight is broadly square shaped in plan with a faceted and waisted profile. From the lower edge a square sectioned project extends; this projection is not pierced. The upper surface is slightly domed and heavily abraded; a series of geometric marks are present but these could be as a result of movement in the ploughsoil. The weight is a mid grey white colour with a soft powdery surface corrosion. The exact nature of the function of this artefact is uncertain -…
Created on: Monday 21st 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-627C4E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A conical lead alloy standing weight of probable Medieval to Post-Medieval date, circa (AD 1300 - 1700). The apex is a rounded knop and measures 9.38mm in diameter. There is a centrally placed rectangular indentation on the upper surface of the apex, this measures 5.14 mm in length. The sides of the weight flare to the rounded flat base with a diameter measuring 23.8mm. The outer faces of the weight are decorated with four vertical ribs that are fairly evenly spaced around the circumference of the weight. On one side there is the design of a triangle, comprised of a moulded raised rib…
Created on: Tuesday 20th October 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 28th October 2015
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Record ID: HESH-7E435E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead weight, of Roman to Post Medieval date (AD 43 - 1900). The weight is tear dropped shaped in plan and both faces of the weight are flat. The weight is undecorated on both faces. The weight is complete and has a perforated rectangular suspension hole through the top where it thins to a tip, this measures 4.35mm in length and 2.59 mm in width. The lead is a light whitish-grey colour. These weights are not yet completely understood. There are other examples on the database discovered in discovered in the district of Harrogate, North Yorkshire (SWYOR-771593) and Ryedale,…
Created on: Friday 9th October 2015
Last updated: Thursday 29th October 2015
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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
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Record ID: HESH-049F63
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead or lead alloy weight of probable medieval - post medieval date (1300 - 1700). The weight is a pointed oval shape in plan and D shaped in profile . The base is flat with a slight depression at its mid point. The upper surface has a distinct high domed curve - but is undecorated; although the surface is roughened - but patinated. The weight is a mid grey white colour with an even patina that covers all surfaces. It has been marked and abraded in the soil this has caused it to become asymmetrical. A direct parallel has not been found. The weight measures 41.2mm in length, 23…
Created on: Tuesday 16th June 2015
Last updated: Sunday 29th November 2015
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Record ID: HESH-F92162
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval cast copper alloy weight dating to circa (AD 1625 - 1649). The weight is circular in plan. The upper surface has a lipped rim and two fine low-relief concentric rings in the centre. Within the concentric rings is a centrally placed circular incision. At the centre of the front face of the weight there is a circular indentation which is where the maker would have shaved the weight to make it the correct weight. At the 6 o'clock position there is the Founders Company mark of a ewer which was stamped on approved weights. At the 11 o'clock position there is the royal ciphe…
Created on: Tuesday 28th April 2015
Last updated: Monday 10th April 2017
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Record ID: HESH-8594A9
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead or lead alloy 'steelyard' weight of probable Roman date (AD 100-400) or possible Medieval (1200-1500 ) date. The weight is sub-circular in plan and sub-triangular shaped (conical) in cross section. There is no evidence of cast or applied decoration. A well preserved iron rod fixing loop is present extending from the upper edge of the weight. The hole through the top of the weight is very small / narrow (diameter 2.8mm). The underside of the weight has a rounded base. The weight is a mid grey cream colour with a relatively even, but slightly corroded and abraded, patina that …
Created on: Tuesday 17th March 2015
Last updated: Friday 27th March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wye Valley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-D3F685
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy weight of post-medieval date (1625-1685). The weight is part of a larger group of stacking weights, having a wide and relatively thick raised edge on the upper face. The front and rear faces both have turned circles around a central hollow point; all of these concentric circles are regular and well formed. The front face is further marked with a series of stamps - including a crowned C (for Charles I (1625-1649) or Charles II (1660-1685); the dagger or sword of the London Guildhall; and a faint ewer (coffee pot) of the Worshipful Company of Founders. It is possible …
Created on: Wednesday 22nd May 2013
Last updated: Friday 9th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Much Marcle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-50DB32
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead or lead alloy weight (possibly apothecaries' weight) of probable later Medieval or Post Medieval date (1350 - 1700). The weight is sub-rectangular in plan and profile; each edge is faceted / bevelled. The upper surface of the weight is decorated with seven cast raised pellets arranged symmetrically with two rows of three and a further pellet positioned centrally between them. The reverse face is relatively flat with a slight depression at the centre - this depression is corroded but it could contain a heart shaped stamp contained within a beaded border. The weight is a mid gr…
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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Record ID: HESH-096BA0
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy weight of probable late post-medieval or modern date (1700-1800). The weight is part of a larger group of stacking weights, having a wide and relatively thick raised edge on the upper face. The front and rear faces both have turned circles around a central point on the obverse and a raised boss on the reverse; all of these concentric circles are regular and well formed. Around the central area on the reverse is a considerable depression . The upper face is marked irregularly with a series of stamped initials. These comprise a crowned G (George I), a long sword (the…
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2012
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brinsop', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-50F4A2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead or lead alloy weight of probable later Medieval or Post Medieval date (1350 - 1650). The weight is broadly circular in plan and rectangular in cross section. The edges around the front face are faceted; one side is damaged due to an old and heavily abraded break. The design on the front consists of a concentric pattern with an irregular star formed from a vertical and saltire cross placed at the centre. This is enclosed by a single raised ring which in turn is enclosed by a further ring with a series of irregular triangles on its inner edge (forming a tooth like pattern). T…
Created on: Friday 10th February 2012
Last updated: Monday 27th February 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Holme Lacy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-747D67
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MODERN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead alloy weight of unknown date probably later post medieval or modern 1600-1800 AD. The weight is an irregular cylinder being sub-circular in plan and rectangular in profile. There is no sign of decoration and the weight is a mid grey colour with an even, but powdery corrosion. From the size and shape of the weight it seems likely that it was cast within a copper alloy thimble, possibly one made post 1700. The weight measures 16.3mm high, 15.3mm diameter and weighs 23.36 grams.
Created on: Monday 19th September 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 10th April 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wigmore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-372B15
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead alloy weight of unknown date probably later medieval or modern 1300-1800 AD. The weight is sub-circular in plan and D shaped in profile; in cross section it is an irregular rectangle. Through the centre is a sub-circular hole (6.6mm x 6.1mm). There is no sign of decoration and the weight is a mid grey colour with an even, but powdery corrosion. Similar weights have been dated to both the Roman and the medieval periods however it is most likely that this is of medieval date, probably for use as a net or line weight. The weight measures 12.7mm length, 13.1mm width, is 8.2mm …
Created on: Friday 16th September 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 10th April 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wigmore', grid reference and parish protected.


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