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Record ID: PUBLIC-65BC2B
Object type: LATCH
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded wrought iron window/door latch of post-Medieval date. The latch has been manufactured from a rectangular bar which would have been approximately 14 mm x 7 mm. The roundel has been hammered out and has a tapered profile. The loop has a single circular aperture which was probably punched rather than drilled. The hook end is rectangular in cross section and has been drawn to a point. Length of latch: 124.35 mm. Width: 42.46 mm. Thickness: 7.08 mm. Weight: 94 grams. See Public-E2EAB4 and Public-E303D4. And Public-E23394, for further examples.
Created on: Friday 16th May 2014
Last updated: Friday 22nd June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-E303D4
Object type: LATCH
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A forged iron latch, dating from the post-Medieval period and probably from a door or window. The latch has been hand forged from a rectangular bar which would have been approximately 14 mm x 6 mm. The roundel has been hammered out very thinly and has a tapered profile. The loop end has a circular 10 mm hole and the metal is waisted at this point, suggesting a punch was used. Much of the hook end is missing, but the remaining portion shows the bar was narrowed and probably drawn to a point. Dimensions are: Length 102 mm, Diameter of roundel 57.5, Weight 54 grams. This latch was found…
Created on: Sunday 20th June 2010
Last updated: Friday 22nd June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-E2EAB4
Object type: LATCH
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A forged iron latch from a door or window, probably dating from the post-Medieval period. The latch has been hand forged from a bar with rectangular cross section, measuring approximately 12mm wide by 7 mm high. One third of the way along from the hook end is a roundel which has been hammered out and has a tapered profile. There is a section of this roundel missing, due to corrosion. The attachment end has a sub-circular loop hole of c.10mm diameter .The hook end is narrowed and bent downwards at 90 degrees. This latch was found in close proximity with two others. Dimensions are: Len…
Created on: Sunday 20th June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 27th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-E23394
Object type: LATCH
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A forged iron latch which is probably from a door or window.The latch has been hand forged from a rectangular bar which would have been approximately 14 mm x 7 mm in section. The roundel has been hammered out and has a tapered profile. The attachment end has a circular loop hole of c.10mm diameter which was probably made using a punch. The downturned hook end has been drawn to a point, with a single hammer blow to create the swan neck. As this was found with two other similar latches and other iron work it is probable that this is of local manufacture. The site also has evidence of a …
Created on: Sunday 20th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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