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Record ID: LANCUM-B852B1
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cylindrical cast lead alloy whistle with an encircling collar. The terminal is missing its terminal cap, which was probably similar to that seen on SUR-15EFB5 and SUSS-0C38E3. Dates from c1700 to c1850AD.The length is 44mm, the width is 18mm and the thickness 16mm.
Created on: Monday 27th August 2012
Last updated: Monday 3rd September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mitton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-F817B5
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy pipe bowl from a toy whistle, of Post Medieval to Modern dating (1800 to 1900 AD). The pipe bowl is incomplete, missing parts of the sides. The pipe bowl has a pointed base. The sides of the pipe bowl have been decorated. This decoration comprises a line made of joining arches, running around the bowl at its mid point. Below the line, is a regularly spaced pattern of raised pellets. Above the line, the bowl is smooth, apart from a row of dots placed in the gaps of the line of arches. The pipe bowl is a dark green colour, with an even surface patina.…
Created on: Wednesday 8th June 2011
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2012
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-A0E9F1
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy whistle probably for hawking Post-medieval 1500 to 1800 AD. The whistle is circular in cross section. The mouth of the whistle is slight tapered and there is an oval half moon shaped opening just beneath the mouth. The base of the whistle is closed by a suspension loop. The body is decorated with a series of engraved lines in the form of creating a zig zag pattern. A number of whistles have been recorded by the PAS, however a direct parallel has not been found. It is likely that the dating of this whistle falls within the period 1500-1800. The whistle is associated with a…
Created on: Monday 19th May 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 7th October 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'EMMOT HALL', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-003FFE
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A dark grey hawking whistle most likely made from tin alloy. Cylindrical in shape with a tapering end and broken extension piece, possibly for an attachment loop. A thin raised ring at the top seperates the body of the whistle from the mouth-piece. Immediately below this upper ring is the semi-circular aperture which allows the sound to escape. The object is mostly intact although here is damage to the end of the mouthpiece, and some distortion of shape from erosion processes. Similar but not exact references found on the database in entries: BH-A0DDB1; IOW-0DC634; IOW-46E963; IOW-…
Created on: Friday 25th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wiswell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BAA02B
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy tapered tube whistle of the 19th century. This style of whistle is also known as a Beaufort whistle. The main body of the whistle consists of a tapered copper alloy tube with sound holes on opposite sides towards the narrow end. The cap has some moulded decoration around the top of a raised rim and a (damaged) suspension loop attached directly to the centre of the cap, without a knop. Dating from around 1800 onwards, many of these whistles - particularly those used by police forces - were replaced by the 'Metropolitan' style whistle by around 1880. It has a greenish pat…
Created on: Monday 11th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 26th April 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LVPL-96758D
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A dark grey pewter hawking whistle. Cylindrical in shape with a tapering end and broken extension piece, possibly for an attachment loop. A raised ring is present on the underside separating the mouthpiece from the body, and another toward the top before the extension. There is damage to the end of the mouthpiece, and some distortion of shape from post-depositional processes. Dimensions: 34mm in length, 17mm in width, 15.1g. Similar objects in the database include LANCUM-9D8982, LVPL-E17050
Created on: Wednesday 16th March 2016
Last updated: Friday 14th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Croston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-4EF44C
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval lead alloy 'hawking' whistle (c. 1700-c. 1850). The whistle is incomplete. The object comprises three parts, with the curved plate soldered to underside of the mouth-piece and end section joined at an expanded sleeve. The casting seams are clearly discernible on both sections and there is no cast decoration. At the terminal is an incomplete suspension loop only the neck of which remains. The lower half of the object has been perforated due to damage, possibly from the plough. Similar whistles have been recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database. For exampl…
Created on: Wednesday 5th October 2016
Last updated: Friday 14th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scarisbrick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-51D502
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from a lead alloy boatswain's (bosun) whistle, dating to the 17th century. The gun is missing and only a fragment of the keel remains. The keel consists of a scrolling foliate design. The object has a whiteish-grey patina. A more complete example which can be found on the PAS database is LON-8FC268. Dimensions: 31mm in length, 17mm in width, 6mm thick, 13.1g
Created on: Thursday 30th June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 27th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Halton-with-Aughton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-C1BEDC
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Ceramic bird whistle or flute dating from the Victorian period, probably 19th century. The whistle is almost complete. It is in the shape of a bird, but the head and feet and part of the tail are missing. It has a hollow body but a solid neck. There are sound holes in the bottom, the back and one at the front. The whistle/flute was made from brown glazed red earthenware.
Created on: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Last updated: Friday 2nd June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Slyne-with-Hest', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-9D8982
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A pewter hawking whistle of Post-Medieval (probably 18th century) date. The body is cylindrical, tapering slightly towards the bottom. There is a cylindrical, rounded extension at one end, possibly for an attachment loop. A raised ring at the top separates the body section from the thinner mouth-piece. Immediately below this upper ring is the semi-circular aperture which allows the sound to escape. A second ring is located towards the bottom of the body. The curved plate which would be found on the underside of the mouth-piece is missing and a shaped piece of wood has been inserted ins…
Created on: Sunday 21st February 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dinckley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-61E9B1
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Triangular-shaped, finely gritted sandstone with very smooth surface and even sides. It is probably natural, but its smooth surface could indicate that it was used as a whetstone.
Created on: Tuesday 25th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Grindleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-61ECD4
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Piece of finely gritted sandstone with very smooth surface and even sides. It is probably natural, but its smooth surface and the angled upper surface could indicate that it was used as a whetstone.
Created on: Tuesday 25th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Grindleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL2059
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fine grained sedimentary stone. Tapered to a narrow point through use as a hone. Distinct blade mark on one surface.
Created on: Wednesday 5th June 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-13DF16
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman or Medieval whetstone (orange-reddish sandstone)
Created on: Monday 3rd October 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-941C91
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small stone fragment, possibly the remains of a whetstone. Date uncertain. The surfaces are too worn and damaged to be abolutely certain that this was, indeed, an artefact. It may be natural. It is was a whetstone, the date range would be 2000BC-AD1900, as single stray finds of simple whetstones are notoriously difficult to date.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd February 2011
Last updated: Friday 11th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thornton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-7E7034
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a whetstone, probably dating from the later medieval or early post-medieval period. It was found next to a large cylindrical lead weight (LANCUM-7E78E1).
Created on: Wednesday 27th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 3rd December 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lancaster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-FF4A27
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably a whetstone dating from the early medieval period. The object is roughly rectangular in shape and has a rectangular cross section. The surface on one side is rougher than on the other three sides which are very smooth. There are two parallel 'cuts' around the top part of the object which is where a string may have been attached to it. There is no evidence of a perforation.
Created on: Friday 10th January 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 5th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carnforth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-E6DD16
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead weight. Square base with rectangular body shape and a tapered head terminus with a sub-oval hole to allow attachment. Possibly Roman in date due to the nature of the site where recovered. Too heavy to weigh on scales. Greater than 200 grams in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 18th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lancashire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-E6ED21
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible lead weight. Oval in plan. Semi-circular in section due to a flat base and rounded top. Possibly Roman in date due to the nature of the site of recovery.
Created on: Wednesday 18th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lancashire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-E4B787
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
18th century lead weight with the impression of a 'cartwheel penny' from 1797. It is uncertain whether or not the impression of the coin had something to do with the 'weight' of the item.
Created on: Monday 30th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ribble Valley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-75BDB6
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead shield-shaped weight. Skinny lion facing left in raised field. Hole in the top of the raised field is expanded at the back.
Created on: Monday 6th February 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-1DAEE0
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably a cast copper alloy weight of post-medieval date (1588-1603). The weight is part of a larger group of stacking weights. The front has a turned incised circle around the external edge and a central hollow point; the rear is flat and undecorated. The front face is further marked with a series of stamps: these include a probably crowned EL (very faint), the dagger or sword of the London Guildhall, and the ewer (coffee pot) of the Worshipful Company of Founders. The crowned EL dates this weight to the reign of Elizabeth I (1588-1603). The weight is a mid-green colour with a well …
Created on: Wednesday 1st February 2017
Last updated: Friday 3rd February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hornby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-DBFE61
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead plano-convex spindle whorl. The whorl is decorated with diagonal lines in relief which project from the perforation to the outer edge. Further decoration consists of irregular patterned circular dots. On the other side of the whorl the decoration consists of crosses and dots between the perforation and the outer edge. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demonstrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3-5 grams) being used for spinning cotton and the heavier ones (30-35 grams) for spinning wool (Margeson 1993, page 184). Th…
Created on: Friday 18th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-DC1581
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead plano convex spindle whorl. Decoration is similar on both sides and consists of a concentric ring around the perforation in relief which is divided by lines in relief projecting from the perforation to the outer edge. Further decoration includes a concentric ring of circular dots around the outer edge of the spindle whorl. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demonstrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3-5 grams) being used for spinning cotton and the heavier ones (30-35 grams) for spinning wool (Margeson 1993, page 184…
Created on: Friday 18th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-DC1EF2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead plano-convex spindle whorl, crude in form. Decoration is the same on both sides and consists of alternating hearts and four leaf clover shapes in relief around the perforation. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demonstrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3-5 grams) being used for spinning cotton and the heavier ones (30-35 grams) for spinning wool (Margeson 1993, page 184). This example weighs 19.87 grams, so it seems likely that it would have been used to spin a heavy material such as wool. The dating of unstra…
Created on: Friday 18th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-DC2594
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead spindle whorl. Decoration consists of lines in relief projecting from the perforation. Further decoration consists of circular dots and two eight pointed stars in relief between the perforation and the outer edge. Only one side of the spindle whorl is decorated. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demonstrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3-5 grams) being used for spinning cotton and the heavier ones (30-35 grams) for spinning wool (Margeson 1993, page 184). This example weighs 31.7 grams, so it seems likely that …
Created on: Friday 18th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-F4E736
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possibly a Roman steelyard weight in shape of Venus' head(?). The weight is made from bronze but the weight suggests that it was filled with lead(?). The head is finely carved with fine, classic features. On her head she is 'balancing' a bag or sack(?). The interpretation as steelyard weight derives from the object's shape and weight; however, the finder suggested it may have been part of a table's, chair's or chest's foot(?).
Created on: Monday 7th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-9944D1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight dating to the post medieval period. It is triangular in shape, with slighly concave base, front and sides. The front is decorated in the centre with a fleur de liese, with a external groove, whilst the base/ back is plain.
Created on: Friday 11th June 2004
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Garstang', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-4794C2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast lead weight, dating to the post-Medieval period. It is circular in plan, with a flat top and the bottom is indented.
Created on: Monday 7th June 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Churchtown', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-47BCD5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight dating to the medieval to post medieval period. Circular in shape, with flat base and front, Spider web design on front.
Created on: Monday 7th June 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Churchtown', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-9931C1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Circular lead weight dating to the post medieval period. The lead weight has flat base and front, slightly concex edges. In the weight is decorated on the front with geometric circle design.
Created on: Friday 11th June 2004
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Churchtown', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-995604
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight dating to the post medieval period. The lead weight is circular in shape, with a flat base and front, the front is decorated with geometric circles.
Created on: Friday 11th June 2004
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Churchtown', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-6F2C37
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead medieval weight. sub-rectunglar, pierced at one end. pierced end is rounded and it tapers out towards a more square base.
Created on: Monday 21st June 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: LANCUM-6F7401
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast Medieval lead weight. Drop shaped, peirced in the center.
Created on: Monday 21st June 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Broughton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-819703
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight, roughly triangular in shape, each side is approximately the same length. Centrally pierced
Created on: Tuesday 22nd June 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Broughton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-8202B4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead weight, roughly cylindrical in shape, centrally pierced.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd June 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Broughton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-FAEF48
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight, hollow bulb shape. The top is broken and there are two lines incised around the neck. Possibly medieval in date.
Created on: Wednesday 28th April 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: LANCUM-FB1C34
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight, it is a flat circular disc shape, with no decoration, the edges are slightly curved, probably medieval in date.
Created on: Wednesday 28th April 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carnforth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-FB7650
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight, dating to the post- medieval period. Cylindrical block of lead, which has very flat and smooth sides, and no marking.
Created on: Wednesday 28th April 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carnforth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-0EF697
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A lead object, probably a weight. It has two circular faces one of which is flat and has two incised lines and an indented dot in the center, the second face is slightly concave. The first face (diameter 15mm) tapers out to the larger face (diameter 22mm)and the circumference is rough with raised vertical lines running from one face to the other.
Created on: Friday 23rd July 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Broughton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-7A21B2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy weight, dating to the post medieval period. The weight is circular in section with a flat base and a slighly convex top.
Created on: Wednesday 28th July 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: LANCUM-7A33F5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy weight, dating to the post medieval period. The weight is circular in section, with a flat base, whilst one end has a concave shape about it.
Created on: Wednesday 28th July 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Halton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL103
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cone shaped weight with central hole. Diameter of base 32mm.
Created on: Wednesday 8th July 1998
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LANCASHIRE LATHOM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-0447F5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Plain lead wieght, circular in shape, oval in section, with slightly flattened faces.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Garstang', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-049001
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cylindrical lead weight, with a flat base and tapering pointed top.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Garstang', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-F1C853
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weigth dating to the medieval period, circular in shape although heavily corroded, with a large central hole.
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bolton Le Sands', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-F1B2C4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight dating to the medieval period. It is oval in shape, with a large whole running through.
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bolton Le Sands', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-B1BA15
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy steel yard weight, dating to the post medieval period. The weight is spherical and solid, with a hole though the middle were an iron chain would have gone through, some of this remains.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Garstang', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-47CA85
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Circular lead weight dating to the medieval period. On the front is a floral motif.
Created on: Monday 7th June 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Churchtown', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-C24D61
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead plano-convex spindle whorl. The whorl is crudely made and decorated with several lines criss-crossing each other. The decoration on both sides is very similar. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demonstrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3 - 5 grams) being used for spinning cotton and the heavier ones (30 - 35 grams) for spinning wool (Margeson 1993, page 184). This example weighs 30.16 grams, so it seems likely that it would have been used to spin a lighter material.
Created on: Thursday 17th May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lancaster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2ECD31
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early 19th century brass trade weight of William IV. Stated date of 1836
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carnforth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-825105
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One of two cast lead-alloy weight, each found in a different field on opposite sides of a narrow road. Although one is slightly more worn than the other, they both carry the same very distinct and unsual decoration; they were cast using the same mould. The weight is if double-conical shape with a broadened rim and central perforation (ca 8mm in diameter). While one side is decorated with a simple zigzag line, the other displays at least four different symbols: a heart-shaped symbol, a box/parcel-shaped symbol, a (very faint) eye-shaped symbol, a horned symbol and a symbol resembling a …
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Catterall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-825814
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One of two cast lead-alloy weights, each found in a different field on opposite sides of a narrow road. Although one is slightly more worn than the other, they both carry the same very distinct and unsual decoration; they were cast using the same mould. The weight is if double-conical shape with a broadened rim and central perforation (ca 8mm in diameter). While one side is decorated with a simple zigzag line, the other displays at least four different symbols: a heart-shaped symbol, a box/parcel-shaped symbol, a (very faint) eye-shaped symbol, a horned symbol and a symbol resembling a…
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Catterall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-958433
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Shield-shaped lead weight of Medieval/Post Medieval date. It is plain and does not bear a coat of arms or any other markings.
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Clitheroe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-952E68
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small lead bead or strap junction. It is circular in shape, but rectangular in cross-section, about 7mm high. The On the obverse, the underlying perforations for the straps/bands were repeated in a moulded the decoration. The location of the perforations can also be seen from the underside, but there is no additional moulded decoration. A more practical use for an item like this could have been as net sinker.
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: LANCUM-882F24
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete circular biconical cast lead-alloy weight, possibly a spindle whorl dating from the later medieval period, i.e. 1200-1600. The lead weight is biconical in cross-section with a rounded base and top. It is decorated with a simple pattern made from moulded raised dots and lines on both sides, but the decoration is quite worn. Lead weights like these are common finds, but only rarely from excavated contexts which is why date and origin are difficult to pinpoint. Decorated lead-alloy weights are very rare finds in excavations, but are often found by metal detectorists. They are …
Created on: Tuesday 5th August 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burscough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-D5BEC5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete circular flat-cylindrical cast lead-alloy object, possibly a spindle whorl dating from the later medieval period, i.e. 1400-1600. The lead weight is flat-cylindrical in cross-section with a flat base and flattish top. It seems to have been decorated with simple lines, but the decoration is quite worn. The lead weight is basic and has suffered corrosion. Lead weights like these are common finds, but only rarely from excavated contexts which is why date and origin are difficult to pinpoint. Decorated spindle whorls are very rare finds in excavations, but are often found by m…
Created on: Thursday 21st August 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-9B3A22
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead-alloy net sinker/weight dating from the late medieval to the early modern period, i.e. c. AD1500-1900. The weight is flat cylindrical with a plain reverse and four short lugs on the obverse. Two of the lugs are slightly bent, the other two more so, as if they were meant to keep the weight in place. The space between two of the lugs/spikes is quite worn and displays a pattern of abrasion; it seems as if a rope or string was tied around the weight here.
Created on: Thursday 1st May 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kirkham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-99BCB6
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular lead item, possibly a spindle whorl. The lead weight is very crude and plano-convex in form, with an irregularly flat base and a slightly rounded top. It is decorated on both sides with a crude pattern of lines and dots. It has been pointed out that the weight of a spindle whorl is demonstrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3 - 5 grams) being used for spinning cotton and the heavier ones (30 - 35 grams) for spinning wool (Margeson 1993, page 184). It therefore seems likely that this heavy example was used for spinning wool. The dating of un…
Created on: Tuesday 13th May 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnoldswick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-AFE696
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead weight of unknown date. The plain circular weight is thicker on one side than the other. The diameter is 29.6mm, the maximum thickness is 8.6mm and the weight is 45.82g.
Created on: Wednesday 17th May 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: NLM-AFF157
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead weight of unknown date. The circular convex weight has a large central circular perforation with a diameter of 10.7mm. The external diameter is 27.1mm and the weight is 23.20g. .
Created on: Wednesday 17th May 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: NLM-AFF9B7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large lead weight of unknown date. The dome-shaped weight has a small circular perforation through the top, which increases in size at the base. The weight is crudely made and has sustained plough damage on one side. The length is 23.9mm, the diameter of the base is 37.9mm and the weight is 150.49g.
Created on: Wednesday 17th May 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2C4D01
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Plain crescent-shaped (or 1/2 of a) lead weight. It does not bear any official markings and if it was not used as a home made lead weight, its use must remain uncertain.
Created on: Friday 16th June 2006
Last updated: Wednesday 20th February 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Garstang', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2CD168
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Several lead-alloy weights of different sizes and shapes (see attached picture). They were all found in the same corner of a field, but did not form part of a hoard. They almost certainly date from different periods from Late Roman to the Medieval Ages, were home-made and may have been used as spindle whorls, net sinkers, gaming pieces weights for traps or as part of weighing equipment. It is difficult to attribute an exact date to the individual weights. Many thanks to the finders for supplying the attached picture.
Created on: Friday 16th June 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnoldswick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2C65E5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small cone-shaped lead weight, perforated through its entire length, hardly patinated. It probably dates to the late Medieval or Post Medieval period.
Created on: Friday 16th June 2006
Last updated: Wednesday 20th February 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Catterall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2CB972
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Very crude Late Medieval or Post Medieval lead weight with a moulded crucifix on the obverse. It was probably homemade and meant for inofficial use or else, it could have been meant as a talisman, protective- or good-luck-charm since it displayed the sign of the cross.
Created on: Friday 16th June 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Aughton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2CB273
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead trade weight with the figure '1' imprinted on the obverse, probably indicating the weight. Since it was made from lead and does not show any 'offical markings' like a crown or the coat of arms of London, it is probably weight used by a trader or farmer (?). One could imagine that it was part of a set of several weights, the others weighing 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 2/1 etc. Like the more common brass or cu-alloy alloy weights of this type, they could have been stored in a stack, a smaller weight fitting into the rim of the next heavier one.
Created on: Friday 16th June 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Halton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BD4AC1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Conical cast lead weight, probably a home-made steelyard weight.
Created on: Wednesday 5th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BD55C3
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A lead weight spindle whorl (or possibly net sinker or trap weight) of conical shape. The spindle whorl is 29mm in diameter with a central perforation that is 9mm in diameter. If decorated, the decoration is hard to make out: it probably consisted of random lines in relief on the diagonal surface. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demonstrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3 - 5 grams) being used for spinning cotton and the heavier ones (30 - 35 grams) for spinning wool (Margeson 1993, page 184). This example weighs 41.47 grams…
Created on: Wednesday 5th July 2006
Last updated: Monday 24th October 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BD7455
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead plano-convex spindle whorl. The spindle whorl is 26mm in diameter with a central perforation that is 7mm in diameter. While one side of the whorl is decorated with groups of two or three dots set apart by lines in relief, the other is decoration with a criss/cross of lines making up several overlaying star shapes, formed around the perforation. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demonstrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3 - 5 grams) being used for spinning cotton and the heavier ones (30 - 35 grams) for spinning wool (Mar…
Created on: Wednesday 5th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BD7AD1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small, flat lead weight (net sinker or trap weight) or spindle whorl. The surface is very smooth and worn; the decoration, if any, hardly recognisable. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demonstrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3 - 5 grams) being used for spinning cotton and the heavier ones (30 - 35 grams) for spinning wool (Margeson 1993, page 184). This example weighs 10.66 grams, so it seems likely that it would have been used to spin a lighter material such as cotton. The dating of unstratified spindle whorls is very diffic…
Created on: Wednesday 5th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BD7DB4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A plain cylindrical spindle whorl, cast from lead. The spindle whorl is 32mm in diameter with a central perforation that is 7mm in diameter. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demonstrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3 - 5 grams) being used for spinning cotton and the heavier ones (30 - 35 grams) for spinning wool (Margeson 1993, page 184). This example weighs 49.24 grams, so it seems likely that it would have been used to spin a heavy material such as wool. The dating of unstratified Spindle whorls is very difficult. However, …
Created on: Wednesday 5th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BD80A3
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small plain lead cylindrical weight or spindle whorl. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demonstrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3 - 5 grams) being used for spinning cotton and the heavier ones (30 - 35 grams) for spinning wool (Margeson 1993, page 184). This example weighs 17.74 grams, so it seems likely that it would have been used to spin a material of medium weight such as thin wool. The dating of unstratified spindle whorls is very difficult. However, Egan (1998, page 256) has argued that there was an apparent lack of i…
Created on: Wednesday 5th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BDA2E4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead plano-convex spindle whorl. The spindle whorl is 33mm in diameter with a central perforation that is 9mm in diameter. The whorl is decorated on both sides with raised dots and lines radiating from the centre. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demonstrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3 - 5 grams) being used for spinning cotton and the heavier ones (30 - 35 grams) for spinning wool (Margeson 1993, page 184). This example weighs 32.23grams, so it seems likely that it would have been used to spin a heavy material such as wo…
Created on: Wednesday 5th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BDC724
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead plano-convex spindle whorl. The surface is very smooth and worn; the decoration hardly recognisable. It was probably decorated with criss/cross lines in relief, one line around the central perforation, the other around the external edge. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demonstrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3 - 5 grams) being used for spinning cotton and the heavier ones (30 - 35 grams) for spinning wool (Margeson 1993, page 184). This example weighs 33 grams, so it seems likely that it would have been used to…
Created on: Wednesday 5th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kirkby Lonsdale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BD5927
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead shield-shaped weight. Poorly cast with pitting and uneven shape. Scored border around the two curved sides, scored line around the tip. There was probably no design in the raised central field. Probably medieval c.1200-1500, but possibly dating up to the 18/19th century.
Created on: Wednesday 5th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BD8416
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small circular cast lead weight, rectangular in cross-section. It is unmarked and undecorated and was probably home-made.
Created on: Wednesday 5th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BD7751
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Plain circular lead pan weight, probably home-made.
Created on: Wednesday 5th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BD9D85
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Circular flat lead (pan?) weight, probably home-made. There are no unofficial or offical markings and it is nto decorated.
Created on: Wednesday 5th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BDA592
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small wedge-shaped lead weight which could have been used as wedge or pan weight. It is undecorated and there are no unofficial or offical marking on it; thus, its use is difficult to determine.
Created on: Wednesday 5th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BDA831
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small oblong cast lead weight with a perforation through the centre, probably a net sinker.
Created on: Wednesday 5th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-09AAD8
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead plano-convex lead weight, probably a spindle whorl. It has a central perforation and it is decorated with what is possibly a moulded five-pointed star in relief. Lead weights like these are common finds and it has been noted that (if it is a spindle whorl), the weight of the spindle whorl is demonstrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3-5g) being used for spinning cotton and the heavier ones (30-35g) for spinning wool (Margeson 1993, 184). This example weighs 31.72g, so it seems likely that it would have been used to spin a heavy material such …
Created on: Monday 13th February 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-45AD12
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Solid cast copper alloy Burmese opium weight. Animal resembles a bird with protruding flat 'beak' but has a mane, tail and four legs. Could be a horse. Round base that slopes outwards decorated with three incised lines around its circumference. Date: 17th-19th century.
Created on: Thursday 16th February 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-EEEA74
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy trade weight. It is Post-Medieval to Modern in date. Depicts an ‘X’ within the internal concentric ring at the centre of the upper face with three ‘X’ inscriptions denoting '30' between this ring and the raised outer rim of the weight.
Created on: Thursday 1st December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-EED7A5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Small trade weight of cast copper alloy. Depicts inscription WIV (William 4th) beneath a crown with a possible provincial mark WK beneath. The W may indicate 'Wiltshire' but it is unclear what the K represents. William 4th reigned from 1830-1837 therefore the weight was cast in this period and follows the introduction of the 1826 'Imperial Standards' act (Bailey 2000 page 43).
Created on: Thursday 1st December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-45FF34
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Small late 8th/early 9th century Viking lead weight into which has been inserted a piece of Irish, Scottish or Pictish metalwork of an 'Insular Art' style. While the weight itself was made from cast lead, the piece of inserted metalwork was made from cast cu-alloy which was subsequently gilded (small fragments of gilding remain in the grooves of the carved decoration). The decoration of the cu-alloy inlaid piece is fragmentary and seems to have been part of an ornamental interlacing, probably floral scrollwork border with a thinner, hatched border underneath.
Created on: Thursday 18th August 2005
Last updated: Saturday 26th October 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-481156
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Free-standing cast medieval lead weight, six-sided with integral iron rod with loop to use for a steelyard.
Created on: Wednesday 25th May 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'nr Carnforth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-D94664
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead weight, mis-shapen (probably miscast). It looks like the final object should have been a plano convex spindle whorl, but the pieces of the mould probablz got misaligned during the casting process, and half the lead spilled out while the other half produced one half of the spindle whorl. The end product would have had one side decorated with a star shape and the other with a sun-ray pattern. These spindle whorls (lead weights) are difficult to date but it seems that the decorated version are more likely to be earlier, e.g. Roman or Saxon.
Created on: Monday 13th June 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: LANCUM-DA4293
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman or Medieval lead weight, most probably used as spindle whorl. It is plano-convex with a central perforation and while one side is decorated with a simple relief of 'sun rays' around the central perforation, the others bears a rune-like pattern made up of multiple mouldings of the 'algiz' rune (z). However, it is probably just a geometrical pattern, not actually the rune. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demostrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3-5g) being used for spinning cotton and heavier ones (30-35g) for spinning…
Created on: Monday 13th June 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: LANCUM-DA7511
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman or Medieval lead weight, most probably used as spindle whorl. It is plano-convex with a central perforation and while one side is decorated with a simple relief of 'sun rays' and criss/cross pattern around the central perforation, the others bears a row of small dots on relief. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demostrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3-5g) being used for spinning cotton and heavier ones (30-35g) for spinning wool (Margeson, S. 1993, 184). This example weighs 27.41g and so it seems likely that it would…
Created on: Monday 13th June 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LANCUM-DA8F83
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
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Roman or Medieval lead weight, most probably it would have been used as spindle whorl. However, it is mis-shapen, most probably miscast. The perforation is not intact and the reverse of the whorl has not been cast properly - perhaps the pieces of the mould got mis-aligned during the casting process and thus the then liquid lead could not be cast into its final shape. Thus, this object is propably a wasteproduct which for whatever reason did not re-enter the recycling process. The decoration is very faint on the surviving surface and may have comprised of a star. It has been noted…
Created on: Monday 13th June 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LANCUM-DA8331
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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Roman or Medieval lead weight, most probably used as spindle whorl. It is of flat cylindrical shape with a central perforation and undecorated. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demostrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3-5g) being used for spinning cotton and heavier ones (30-35g) for spinning wool (Margeson, S. 1993, 184). This example weighs 30.31g and so it seems likely that it would have been used to spin a heady material such as wool. The dating of unstratified spindle whorls is difficult. However, Egan (1998, 256) …
Created on: Monday 13th June 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LANCUM-EF02F6
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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Late or Post-Medieval shield-shaped lead weight. It is quite a fine cast, but there is no decoration one either surface or any indication of what it was used for and when. The only engraving (the letter A H S) look like a recent addition and not a part of the original weight.
Created on: Tuesday 14th June 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LANCUM-2D5431
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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Oval lead weight with large hole; probably small loom weight (?)
Created on: Friday 17th June 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LANCUM-65E703
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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Lead weight, possibly a door wedge?
Created on: Thursday 14th July 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LANCUM-E53143
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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Somewhat elaborate conical weight with oval base, composed of five brass and five bronze segments plus the top segment which includes a small hook for suspension. The central rivet that held all the segments together was most probably made from iron. It is uncertain whether or not this was a weight, but it might be possible that, if the rivet was longer originally, segments could be added or taken away according to how light or heavy the weight was needed to be.
Created on: Monday 1st August 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LANCUM-143A58
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
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A cylindrical lead weight with central perforation, possibly a net sinker or spindle whorl. While the sides and reverse are plain, the obverse is decorated with a rough grid and dots (between the lines) in relief. The most likely identification is that of a spindle whorl. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demostrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3-5g) being used for spinning cotton and the heavier ones (30-35g) for spinning wool (Margeson 1993, 184). This example weighs 22.07g so it seems likely that it was used for spinning hea…
Created on: Monday 3rd October 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: LANCUM-13BA26
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Free-standing or steelyard weight, made from lead. It is triangular and has a suspension hole in the upper corner. One side was possibly engraved with a very crude Roman III or IIII (?).
Created on: Monday 3rd October 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-ABDD14
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead weight or possibly a seal, probably of Post Medieval date from the 17th–19th century AD. The circular disc has a possible privy mark in the centre of one face. The reverse has a privy mark with a beaded border and looks like it originally had a lettering in it now illegible. A privy mark was originally a small mark or differentiation in the design of a coin for the purpose of identifying the mint, moneyer, or some other aspect of the coin's production or origin, for control purposes. The obverse has a central motiff of a flower possibly a rose. The diameter of the stamp i…
Created on: Wednesday 13th May 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'PRESTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-043A67
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead weight or spindle whorl of probable medieval date. The weight is circular and biconical with a central perforation and decorated with radiating lines. The diameter is 24mm and the weight 28g.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd November 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 25th January 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cuerden Hall', grid reference and parish protected.


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