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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
    • Object type: BELL

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Record ID: NARC-8EA18A
Object type: BELL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Bell of Early-Medieval date (AD 900-1100). The bell chamber is hexagonal with straight sides tapering steeply towards the top, where it is surmounted by a deep groove which would have formed an attachment loop. The six sides that surround the open bottom end are concave, giving the bell a fluted appearance, and have incurved bases, creating a knop or foot on each of the six corners, two of these knops are fully retained the rest being partially retained due to abraded breaks. Within one of the walls of the bell is a single sub-circular perforation. The bell's…
Created on: Monday 25th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Record ID: LIN-D766DB
Object type: BELL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable fragment of an Early Medieval iron bell. The fragment appears to be from the crown, shoulder and narrow side of the bell. The crown is incomplete but is currently rectangular in plan. The shoulder slopes from the crown at the narrow side and also down one of the flanking sides.
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Louth area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-D75FAB
Object type: BELL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable fragment of an Early Medieval iron bell. The fragment appears to be from the crown, shoulder and narrow side of the bell. The crown is incomplete but is currently rectangular in plan. The shoulder slopes from the crown at the narrow side and also down one of the flanking sides. An iron shank appears to pass through the crown and is visible underneath, though this area is obscured by corrosion.
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Louth area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-D73857
Object type: BELL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable fragment of an Early Medieval iron bell. The fragment appears to be from the opening of the bell. The fragment is triangular in plan, slightly curved, with only the lower edge being original. The fragment appears to be sheet iron and is folded over at the base. The iron appears to be brazed with copper. The interior of the fragment is coated with thick iron corrosion.
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Louth area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-D72932
Object type: BELL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable fragment of an Early Medieval iron bell. The fragment appears to be part of the crown and shoulder. The fragment is made of sheet iron; all sides are incomplete, but the fragment tapers and curves over at the top to form a shoulder. The fragment seems to be from the narrow side of the bell.
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Louth area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-D721A9
Object type: BELL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable fragment of an Early Medieval iron bell. The fragment appears to be just under half of the crown. The fragment is sub-rectangular in plan and is arched in section. An incomplete iron shank passes through the top, perhaps representing one part of the suspension loop of the bell.
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Louth area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-D59DE6
Object type: BELL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of an Early Medieval copper brazed iron bell. The fragment comprises part of the crown and shoulder of the bell, and also of the handle. The bell appears to be made of iron sheet brazed with copper. The bell is irregularly broken around the body. The crown is sub-rectangular in plan and flares to the breaks on all sides. The handle loop is semi-circular and is covered with light-brown concretion. This concretion also covers one side of the bell, and the interior too. The concretion changes to a dull purple-brown colour towards the break, where it also comprises flecks of charc…
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Louth area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-4509A8
Object type: BELL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early medieval copper alloy 'Norse' bell. The object is triangular in form and hexagonal in cross section, being formed of six triangular panels each terminating with a knop at the corner. The apex is incomplete and has a moulded collar. The triangular panels are covered with fine horizontal scratches or grooves. This type of bell is described as a 'Norse' bell because of their association with Scandinavian sites and date to the period 900-1100. Similar examples include NLM-0A3A38 and LIN-C65B75. Reference Mainman & Rogers, 2000, "Craft, Industry and Everyday Life;…
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: LIN-9AC144
Object type: BELL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of an Early Medieval copper brazed iron bell. The fragment comprises part of the crown and shoulder of the bell, and also part of the handle. The crown appears to have been oval in plan. An iron shank passes theough the crown near the shoulder and rises above to the break. The shoulder flares outwards. The item is corroded, but a small patch of copper alloy is visible which suggests that this bells was copper brazed. Indeed, although XRF analysis has not been undertaken on this example, the metal detectorist noted that the object gives a strong non-ferrous reading on his metal…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: LIN-9AB7E4
Object type: BELL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of an Early Medieval copper brazed iron bell. The fragment comprises one shoulder and part of the crown and handle. The crown appears to have been oval in sub-rectangular in plan. The remains of an iron shank can be seen inside the bell. The shoulder flares outwards as it moves down the bell. The shoulder has a triangular fold. XRF analysis has not been undertaken on this example, the metal detectorist noted that the object gives a strong non-ferrous reading on his metal detector.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: LIN-86968E
Object type: BELL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of an Early Medieval copper brazed iron bell. The fragment comprises part of the crown and shoulder. The crown appears to have been a slender sub-rectangle shape. Part of the iron hand is visible above and below the corner of the crown. The shoulder gently flares as it moves down the bell. A triangular fold is visible at the top of the shoulder. XRF analysis has not been undertaken on this example, the metal detectorist noted that the object gives a strong non-ferrous reading on his metal detector.​
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: LIN-869053
Object type: BELL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of an Early Medieval copper brazed iron bell. The fragment comprises a small portion of the crown, and part of one shoulder. The crown appears to have been sub-rectangular in section. The shoulder hasd a raised area of corrosion roughly of triangular shape, which might suggest it has a folded tab. XRF analysis has not been undertaken on this example, the metal detectorist noted that the object gives a strong non-ferrous reading on his metal detector.​
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: LIN-86871E
Object type: BELL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of an Early Medieval copper brazed iron bell. The fragment comprises part of the crown and one shoulder. The crown appears to have been sub-rectangular in plan. The shoulder flares outwards and downwards. Copper plating is visible coating the iron core, suggesting this bell has been made via the copper brazing process.
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: LIN-19FE66
Object type: BELL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron clapper from a bell. The shank is hexagonal in section and terminates with a swollen terminal also of hexagonal section. The suspension loop at the top is formed by a simple loop with the terminal partially coiled back around the shank. The clapper measures 140mm in length. The width of the shank is circa 11mm. The 'ball' measures circa 21mm in diameter. This clapper, which is likely to have come from a large hand-bell, was found in association with several other bell fragments of probable middle Saxon date, for example LIN-E97BD1, LIN-E86CFC, LIN-D8FC8C, and LIN-4B37F8.
Created on: Monday 14th August 2017
Last updated: Monday 14th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Louth area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-EDB683
Object type: BELL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Five fragments of an iron hand-bell, or perhaps several iron hand-bells. All pieces appear to be brazed with copper-alloy ((Bourke 1980; 1983). The two fragments represent both shoulders of the crown. The first is rectangular in plan, gently sloped, and with rounded sides. The face of the bell gently flares outwards. A large lump of iron corrosion is visible beneath the shoulder, and this extends 12mm above it vertically. This probably represents one end of the handle. The width of the crown is 17mm and the length is 25mm. Copper plating is visible on the exterior of the shoulder a…
Created on: Tuesday 6th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Louth area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-E97BD1
Object type: BELL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of an iron hand-bell (Bourke 1980; 1983). Only part of the crown and a fragment of the face survive. The surviving part is from the top of the bell, comprising the corner of the crown and extending approximately half to two-thirds along the crown. The crown is quadrangular in plan with gently rounded shoulders. a mass of iron corrosion is visible on the underside at the corner, and projecting from this mass is a small shank of circular section, representing the remains of the suspension loop for the clapper. The bell is highly corroded and much of the surface has laminated.…
Created on: Tuesday 6th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Louth area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-E86CFC
Object type: BELL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable fragment of an iron hand-bell plated with copper-alloy using the 'fusion-plating process' (Bourke 1980; 1983). Only part of the crown and a fragment of one corner survive. The surviving part of the crown appears to be from the corner. It is flat, and appears to have been quadrangular in plan. The surviving face gently flares outwards to the break below. The surface is heavily corroded, and a thick layer of iron is visible on the top and the underside of the crown, perhaps indicating where the handle loop was fitted. Patches of copper alloy plating are visible on the exterio…
Created on: Tuesday 6th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Louth area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-D8FC8C
Object type: BELL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of an iron hand-bell plated with copper-alloy using the 'fusion-plating process' (Bourke 1980; 1983). Only part of the crown and two of the faces survive. The crown is flat, and appears to have been quadrangular in plan. The two surviving faces gently flare outwards to the breaks below. The surface is heavily corroded, but patches of copper alloy plating are visible on the exterior and the interior. The crown measures 33mm x 25mm. The length measures 59mm. The weight is 37.39g Copper-brazed iron bells of quadrangular form originated in Ireland in the 7th century, and…
Created on: Monday 5th September 2016
Last updated: Monday 5th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Louth area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-D87B7D
Object type: BELL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of an iron hand-bell plated with copper-alloy using the 'fusion-plating process' (Bourke 1980; 1983). Only part of two faces and the mouth survive. The wider face flares to the mouth; the perimeter of the mouth is angled slightly outwards. The face is covered by extensive patches of iron corrosion, but patches of copper-alloy plating are visible on both the interior and exterior. The original dimension of the bell is unclear. Copper-brazed iron bells of quadrangular form originated in Ireland in the 7th century, and continued in production until the 10th century (Bour…
Created on: Monday 5th September 2016
Last updated: Monday 5th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Louth area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-D7BED6
Object type: BELL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of an iron hand-bell plated with copper-alloy using the 'fusion-plating process' (Bourke 1980; 1983). Only part of one corner survives, with three faces represented below. The crown is flat and appears to have been quadrangular in form. An iron shank - probably the remains of the handle - is visible above and below the crown in the corner. The face flares to the break below; the corner is rounded. The wider face has a mass of iron corrosion that forms a criss-cross pattern, which may indicate textile. This is potentially important, as Tim Young has established the use of tex…
Created on: Monday 5th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Louth area', grid reference and parish protected.


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