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Record ID: SF-C35B6A
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete Early Medieval to Medieval copper-alloy stirrup strap mount dating to circa AD 1000-1100. It is pentagonal in plan and plano-convex in section. Its edges have moulded Scandinavian-style beasts in profile. The front face has two crudely incised longitudinal borders enclosing an incised salitre comprised of parrallel incised lines. At he bottom edge is offset at a right ange to the body. It contains a central aperture for suspension, though the back edge has come away leaving the aperture open.  The mount is consistent Williams 1997 Class…
Created on: Tuesday 5th April 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 27th April 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near OId Newton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-433A0B
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early medieval copper alloy stirrup strap mount of Williams' (1997) Class B, Type 2, group 4, dating to the period c. AD 1000 - 1100.  The strap mount is loosely square in shape, with an openwork design with four apertures separated by a central vertical and horizontal bar. There is a rectangular flange which extends at right angles on the lower part of the object, and a rectangular plate atop the openwork area with a central circular aperture for attachment. The mount is elaborately decorated with a raised moulded design which incorporates both anthropomorp…
Created on: Wednesday 30th March 2022
Last updated: Friday 8th April 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sampford Courtenay CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-07603A
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy and iron stirrup terminal fragment, as kindly identified by Lisa Brundle, who comments: '... this is more likely to be an early medieval stirrup terminal? E.g. Record ID: LIN-EC76C6 - EARLY MEDIEVAL stirrup (finds.org.uk)'. The relict of an iron whittle stirrup iron, now partly exposed by the loss of other fabric, embedded in a zoomorphic moulded copper alloy mount representing a wolf with large lentoid eyes, swept back triangular ears and a gaping upper jaw with either whiskers or stretched skin represented on its sides. Where the lower jaw should spring ther…
Created on: Tuesday 15th March 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 30th March 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-771B25
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Saxon copper alloy openwork stirrup-strap mount of Williams 1997, Class A, Type 12, with seven bosses and twin rivet-holes above the angled flange. Height 55mm. Width 36mm. Weighs 21.22g. 11th century.
Created on: Tuesday 8th March 2022
Last updated: Friday 13th May 2022
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Record ID: NMS-73B80E
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Saxon copper alloy stirrup-strap mount of Williams 1997 Class A, Type 3, with two iron-filled fixing holes in the angled flange and an empty apex loop. The moulded and openwork decoration is typical of the type, "confused and degenerate" and depicts a bound standing male with an elongated projection between the legs, flanked by serpents and with a transverse bindings behind the lower back and in front of the arms. Crudely engraved detail, such on the face, at the waist, between the legs and at the ends of the transverse bindings. two of the rounded apertures in…
Created on: Tuesday 8th March 2022
Last updated: Friday 13th May 2022
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Record ID: NARC-2073D0
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Stirrup-Strap Mount of Early-Medieval to Medieval date (AD 1000-1100). Williams' Class A, Type 10B (Williams 1997, 57). The object is sub-triangular in plan with the apex and loop missing due to a transverse break. There are two circular rivet holes at the base of the object. It is dominates decorated by Urnes style openwork decoration which sits on an outline shape of the frame. The ornament, in openwork relief depicts a curling serpent-like beast whose head with pointed curled mouth/face curling downwards at the base of the mount and body is roughly cur…
Created on: Friday 4th March 2022
Last updated: Friday 18th March 2022
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Record ID: SUSS-0D6334
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, worn Early Medieval to Medieval copper-alloy stirrup strap mount (Williams Class A, Type 11A) dating c.1000-1140. Description: The mount is broadly triangular in shape with a flat lower edge and slightly curving convex sides terminating in a scrolling trefoil terminal with central rivet hole. The suspension loop is missing. The front has a moulded motif of a beast (lion) facing left, with front paw raised and head bent back and facing upwards with open jaws. A moulded lozenge is at the apex of the arch above the beasts jaws. The lower edge has a…
Created on: Thursday 3rd March 2022
Last updated: Monday 9th May 2022
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Record ID: SUR-CC92EE
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy early medieval stirrup strap mount of Anglo Scandinavian style and of Williams' Class A Type 5, c. 11th century AD. The mount is trapezoidal, with a tapering upper edge which narrows to a break where an attachment loop was once located; the edges have moulded scrolled tendrils on either side. The main body of the plate has a moulded design, likely zoomorphic and composed of tendrils which are probably interlaced and which sit within a thick frame. The lower edge has a large single rivet hole at the centre containing the remains of an iron rivet. The reverse…
Created on: Monday 28th February 2022
Last updated: Monday 28th February 2022
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Record ID: CORN-4C9447
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and corroded Early-Medieval copper-alloy stirrup strap mount of Williams Class B, type 2, group 3, dating to AD 1000-1100. The upper right side and top are missing due to a break. When complete the mount would have been pentagonal in plan with both sides being vertical and a triangular top. The base is straight.  It has an openwork design that consists of three sub - circular perforations. The perforations would have been pairs arranged one above the other flanking the central line with angled solid lines between them. Between the lower tw…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd February 2022
Last updated: Friday 25th February 2022
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Record ID: KENT-A9690C
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy stirrup strap mount (Willaims Class A, Type 8) of medieval date (c.1000-1100). Description: The mount is sub-triangular in plan with a zoomporphic head terminal at the apex and smaller projecting heads on either side of the base. The decoration consists of a series of looping and bifurcating tenrdils which end in lobes, much of which, along with features of the beasts, is now obscured due to iron corrosion from the in-situ rivets. The flange also remains in-tact.  Measurements:  length: 50.2mm; width: 28.9mm; thickness(includin…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd February 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd February 2022
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Record ID: BERK-40A27B
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Williams's (1997) Class A, Type 5 Late Saxon stirrup-strap mount, very worn and corroded, with a complete loop at the apex above a highly stylized animal-head on a handle-like projection, springing from between tendrils terminating in scrolls on the upper edge of a pentagonal frame. Faint traces of engraved bordering line and other decoration on face. Single rivet-hole above the flange at base, some iron corrosion on reverse. The flange is perpendicular to the plate and has two rivet holes for attachment.
Created on: Friday 28th January 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd February 2022
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Record ID: ESS-06A135
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: An incomplete early-medieval copper alloy stirrup strap mount (Williams Class B).  The stirrup strap mount consists of a D shaped outer frame perforated by two D shaped holes nearest the bar of the frame, and an upper fixing hole at the edge.  There is a rivet hole at each end of the bar which both contain the remains of a rivet.  The face is rounded, flat on the reverse.  The corroded mount is grey/green in colour. Dimensions: L:21.53mm; W: 12.77mm; Weight: 1.34 Similar to: NMS-C11A7B, NMS-F815FD, WMID-4C8A00
Created on: Thursday 13th January 2022
Last updated: Friday 21st January 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Blackmore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-FF9BB1
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy stirrup strap mount of Williams Class A, Type 1, dating to the 11th century AD. The plate is sub triangular, with incised decoration comprising addorsed beast heads with interlaced bodies and incised details of the eyes and mouth. The brow and snout of each head project to form lobes to each side, with tendrils running back from the brows to smaller flanking lobes at the tapering upper portion of the plate, where the loop around the upper rivet hole has broken off. The lower edge of the plate has a pair of rivet holes containing the remnants of r…
Created on: Thursday 13th January 2022
Last updated: Thursday 13th January 2022
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Record ID: LIN-EA69A8
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy stirrup-strap mount of late early medieval date (c. 11th century AD) of Williams Class A, Type 10. The mount is sub-triangular with a broken tapered terminal at one end. At the straight base is a flange of the common right angle type as depicted in Williams (1997, 25; fig. 18A), recessed to each side. Above the flange are two circular perforations. There is a further third rivet hole near the apex through the front of the mount. None of the rivets have survived. The moulded decoration is curvilinear, protruding slightly from two sides, cr…
Created on: Wednesday 12th January 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 19th January 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Corringham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-DA3F78
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small and incomplete post Medieval copper alloy rowel spur, c.1600-1700 AD. The rowel box is 26mm long and oval in section with a smooth profile and slightly down-curved terminal. The rowel and iron spindle bar are missing. There is an elliptical decorative moulding around the base of the neck. The arms of the spur have a plano-convex cross section and both end in breaks. Circa 17th or 18th century.
Created on: Tuesday 11th January 2022
Last updated: Monday 31st January 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-71AA20
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Early Medieval to Medieval copper-alloy stirrup strap mount dating to circa AD 1000-1100. It is broadly shield-shaped plan and plano-convex in section. Its edges are rounded containing transverse ribs. At the pointed ended is a rectangular knop under which is a circular suspension loop.  The body is openwork with with seven circular arapertures inclusive of the suspension loop aforementioned. A circular aperture is positioned at the oppposite end of the suspension loop. In the middle are two flanking sub-rectangular apertures in t…
Created on: Thursday 6th January 2022
Last updated: Monday 7th March 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Aldringham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-9F894C
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy Anglo-Saxon/Anglo-Scandinavian stirrup terminal of medieval date (c.1000-1100). Description: The terminal is in the form of a stylised animal or beast. The body of the object consists of an elongated semi-circular sectioned arm with a wide transverse collar at its upper edge that has a narrower collar above and below it. The arm itself is crescentic in cross-section but still encloses the remains of the iron stirrup. The arm extends into an ornate zoomorphic terminal which is in the form of a crested coiled creature that curves back on…
Created on: Monday 27th December 2021
Last updated: Thursday 20th January 2022
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Record ID: NLM-8D2C98
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy probable stirrup mount, Williams Class A Type 1. Cast plate, resembling a cowhide in its form with the addition of a rounded apical loop with a drilled hole of diameter 4mm, and with two pairs of opposed spurs on its sides, and two rounded notches on its lower edge. The form and size resemble that of an Anglo-Scandinavian stirrup mount, but the face of the plate is entirely plain while there is no evidence for a basal flange. A rust stain passes along the base on the back. The object does, however, exhibit a slight curvature when viewed in profile. Suggested date: Early Me…
Created on: Thursday 2nd December 2021
Last updated: Monday 6th December 2021
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Belleau', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-D169C8
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy stirrup strap mount of Williams Class B Type 1 dating to the early medieval period, c. 1000-1100 AD.  The object is fractured and broken at both its upper and lower terminals, with the central openwork panel surviving. The panel is formed of a central spine, which has two kidney shaped apertures below three slightly irregular apertures, and the remnants of a further three apertures above these. Although the surface is worn, there are suggestions of zoomorphic designs placed on the open work, with a possible boar figure at the top right, and a more felin…
Created on: Thursday 11th November 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 17th November 2021
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Record ID: LIN-BDB968
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a cast copper-alloy plate, probably an Anglo-Scandinavian stirrup strap mount dating to the 11th-12th centuries AD. The plate is flat on one side with raised decoration on the other and curved edges. It is broken, now taking a broadly sub-oval form. The decoration is unclear, possibly zoomorphic with openwork. On the reverse, there is evidence of two rivets, one still retains a small lump of the copper-alloy rivet. Also on the reverse, there appears to be a repair in which a portion of the item has been re-soldered back onto the opposing side to create the openwo…
Created on: Wednesday 10th November 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 1st December 2021
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wainfleet St Mary', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-50F22B
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy stirrup strap mount. A Williams Class a Type 12 with closed cells. The plate is lozengiform with a a flat base and a round loop at the apex. The loop has a circular attachment hole.  At the base is a backward projecting right angled flange with a single circular attachment hole at the mid point  around which on the front rear and underside is considerable iron corrosion product. The plate is decorated with a raised framing rim and a central diagonal cross which forms four lozengiform recesses. At the junctions of the cross and edge and at th…
Created on: Friday 5th November 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 17th November 2021
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Record ID: SF-1610AE
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A comnplete Early Medieval to Medieval copper-alloy stirrup strap mount dating to circa AD 1000-1100. It  is sub-rectangular in plan and plano-convex in section. It has a pointed protrusion containing a suspension loop in its rounded upper end. The body is openwork with with six apertures. Two circular apertures are sitauated on the upper flanks above keyhole shaped apertures. Two adjcent circular apertures are located at the bottom in the central area.  Two in situ iron rivets are located on the bottom of the body, with iron corrosion around them.&nb…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd November 2021
Last updated: Monday 20th December 2021
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gislingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-D5271C
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A late Early-Medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) copper-alloy zoomorphic stirrup terminal 32.4mm in length and of Williams (1997) Group 4, dating to the 11th century AD. The terminal is moulded into a zoomorphic head, with pointed oval eyes and ears moulded in high relief running down the mount from a transverse ridged brow at the rear edge to a the pointed snout at the terminal. The reverse is C-shaped in cross section with a hollow reverse which is infilled with rusted iron and copper alloy concretion. Part of one side of the object has broken away and been lost.
Created on: Monday 18th October 2021
Last updated: Friday 22nd October 2021
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Record ID: KENT-0538D2
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and very worn cast copper-alloy stirrup strap mount (Williams Class A, Type 11A) of medieval date (c.1070-1140). Description: The mount is broadly triangular in shape with a flat lower edge and slightly curving convex sides terminating in a trefoil terminal with central rivet hole. On one side, the terminal has broken slightly. The front has a moulded motif of a beast (lion or dog) facing left, with front paw raised and head bent back and facing upwards with open jaws. The lower edge has a flange to the rear with two attachment holes above. The m…
Created on: Friday 8th October 2021
Last updated: Tuesday 15th February 2022
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Record ID: DOR-90D068
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy stirrup. The stirrup is bent and distorted. Originally a triangular stirrup with a rectangular loop at the apex for the strap attachment, The apex has a pointed terminal, concave at the rear and convex at the front, with a circular aperture (4.9 mm diameter), possibly for the attachment of a decorative mount. At the lower edge of the rectangular loop the frame is thickened and D-shaped in cross section. It is recessed from the sides at the rear. The sides of the stirrup have a shallow D-shaped cross section and are angled outwards to the base. The corners at t…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd August 2021
Last updated: Thursday 26th August 2021
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rampisham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-E83E8C
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy probable stirrup mount of Early Medieval or Medieval date. The object is straight on three edge which considerable wear and broken along one long edge. In two corners there are circular perforations and between these and slightly offset is a third circular perforation. Both sides are flat and completely plain. On part of the broken edge there is a small broken projection which might have been part of an attachment. Length: 44.9 mm Width: 27.7 mm Thickness: 4.8 mm Weight: 23.4 g
Created on: Monday 26th July 2021
Last updated: Monday 26th July 2021
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Record ID: NMS-6344B7
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Heavily corroded forged wrought iron Medieval stirrup. The frame is approximately 126mm tall by 100mm wide and is in the shape of a convex-sided triangle with the apex at its attachment end. The straight tread-plate is inset by around 14mm up from the base. The sides are approximately 11mm wide and expand at the basal end via a linear taper just before the tread-plate to form 26mm wide rectangular side-plates. The tread-plate is the same width as the side-plates. The suspension loop attached to the neck at the apex has entirely corroded away. There is a dearth of information available…
Created on: Wednesday 24th February 2021
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2021
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Record ID: NMS-19349E
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Worn and corroded cast copper-alloy object, probably a late Saxon stirrup mount. The form is that of a semi-cylindrical sheath with a slightly convex exterior. There are twin collars just short of either end from which the radius narrows slightly to form flat semicircular-sectioned, but now eroded ends. On the reverse an axial hollow with a coarse granular surface runs from end-to-end with flat edges to the semi cylinder. The moulded exterior decoration has the appearance of interlinking plant tendrils reminiscent of Winchester type decoration of…
Created on: Saturday 10th October 2020
Last updated: Thursday 20th January 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-B25B03
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron stirrup of uncertain date, probably post medieval The Iron stirrup appears to be hand-forged from a circular-sectioned rod (of 8mm dimeter) and is complete (149mm high and weighing 118.8g). The base of the stirrup has been hammer-forged into a flat strip (87mm long, 22.0mm wide and 4mm thick). The loop for the foot is D-shaped (with internal dimensions of 92mm wide and 84mm high) and is defined at its apex by three twists of the iron rod. At the apex the loop for the harness strap is sub rectangular (34.8mm wide and 15mm high internal). The iron rod is corroded but in compar…
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2020
Last updated: Monday 12th October 2020
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Record ID: NLM-01550A
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy stirrup mount, as kindly identified by Kevin Leahy, who comments '...see David Williams' 'Stirrup Terminals', Finds Research Group, Datasheet 24, particularly Fig. 3.The Urnes type eye is a give away. It's still a nice find, and David saw them as being an East Anglian/Lincolnshire type'. A small oval-ended cast hollow object, in the zoomorphic form of a quadruped beast with a gaping open jaw, and with short forelimbs resting on a broad flat tail with two grooves at its end. The flat tail may indicate the subject to be a beaver: a creature known to Anglo-Saxon England, if …
Created on: Tuesday 28th January 2020
Last updated: Tuesday 28th January 2020
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Temple Bruer', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-426364
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A broken and fragmented late early-medieval copper-alloy probable stirrup sheath/side (c. 11th century AD). The fragment is comprised of a main rectangular convex strip which turns at one end through an oblique angle; the hollow channel running along the reverse of the object would have enclosed one of the arms a stirrup (Williams 1997, 1). At the end which does not turn the front is decorated with a low, moulded panel which occupies the object's width, itself decorated with engraved longitudinal grooves between a transverse border at each end. There is a possible adhesive on the reve…
Created on: Tuesday 19th November 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 9th March 2021
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage All Saints CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-56FE14
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy medieval stirrup, dating to c. AD 1350 - 1400. The fragment consists of the trapezoidal cover-plate at the top of the stirrup. This sits in front of the suspension bar, which is narrower. This creates a rectangular slot in which the strap could be attached, this is 6.4mm wide across the bar and cover-plate. The top of the cover plate is crenellated, the raised sections have a longitudal groove across them. Below this is a groove running across the cover plate. This is then followed by a panel decorated with zig zag vertical lines, three of the lines are co…
Created on: Friday 8th November 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th November 2019
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Record ID: PUBLIC-08BAF7
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Stirrup. A D-shaped frame and the stub of an apparently hollow loop for attachment of leathers; the stirrup sides are of rectangular section, whilst the stub attachment is circular in section. The stirrup is heavily corroded. Suggested date: Modern, 1800-1900. Length/Height: 42.82mm, Width: 50.69mm, thickness (stirrup side): 7.19mm, Weight: 25.79gms See Also NLM-7C0EC3
Created on: Friday 11th October 2019
Last updated: Friday 15th November 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingthorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-0E84EE
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Stirrup of Medieval date (AD 1300-1400). At the front of the upper end is a decorated rectangular cover-plate. On its front face is an incised pattern composed of two lines, upper and lower with the left and right hand edges is rocker arm incised repeating chevrons with an inner line on each. In within the centre of the motif are four short incised lines forming an equal armed cross where none of the arms join. There is no decoration on the back of the cover-plate. From the cover-plate an arm extends, set an right angles to the plate. The arm is D shaped…
Created on: Thursday 5th September 2019
Last updated: Friday 6th September 2019
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Record ID: LVPL-AD1362
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete fragment of a copper alloy stirrup dating to the Medieval period, (1100-1500). The front of the object is decorated with three raised vertical ridges. The rear face is undecorated. Extending out from the one side of the cover-plate the stirrup arm (broken into two parts) curves inwards. The stirrup arm is D-shaped in cross section and widens and flattens where it terminates in an ancient break. The object has a smooth dark brown patina on each face of the extending plate. The arm of the stirrup is dark green in colour. The opposite end of the arm terminates with a rou…
Created on: Wednesday 7th August 2019
Last updated: Thursday 12th December 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Goosnargh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-7CCAA1
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy early medieval (late Saxon) stirrup terminal. The object is tubular with a hollow interior and is open to one side due to damage. A narrow raised strip projects from the surface just behind one end, which would presumably have been part of a decorative zoomorphic moulding typical on this style of mount. The surface of the metal is corroded and the breaks are well worn. The terminal is similar to those seen in a reconstruction of a stirrup by Williams (1997, 7, fig.4) where they hold the various iron components of the stirrup in place. It cannot be furth…
Created on: Friday 24th May 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 13th October 2020
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lidgate', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-EED20B
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete iron stirrup of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1700 - 1900. The footplate of the stirrup is an elongated open ovate in plan with a sub-circular section. Two arms project, one from either end of the footplate, arching upward where each forks into two, terminating in worn break. The arms also have a sub-circular section. The metal is a heavily corroded orange/brown colour. The object is 132.8mm long, 122.7mm wide, 9.4mm thick and weighs 203g. Similar stirrups have been recorded on the Pas database as SUR-E4CC12, NLM-7C0EC3 and KENT-9B3001.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Last updated: Thursday 25th April 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: BUC-5D596F
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy medieval stirrup, dating to c. AD 1350 - 1400. The stirrup is sub trapezoidal in shape, with a rectangular cover-plate at the top of the stirrup. This sits in front of the suspension bar, which is narrower. This creates a rectangular slot in which the strap could be attached, this is 13.5mm in thickness across the bar and cover-plate. Down the centre of the cover-plate is a raised central bar, either side of this is a lower raised border. Either side of this the section is decorated with incised decoration. Each section contains three boxes made up of a continu…
Created on: Tuesday 16th April 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 24th April 2019
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Record ID: WAW-47CEE7
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable Early Medieval (11th century) stirrup fragment or stirrup mount: The copper alloy fragment is sub-triangular in plan with the lower portion being trapezoidal. The upper portion is narrowed and is sub-rectangular terminating with a broken edge, but the break is not recent. The outer face at the upper edge of the trapezoidal body has a sub inverted high-relief drop shape with a horizontal collar above. On the reverse there is a right-angled flange just above the lower edge which has one circular perforation and a probable second incomplete perforation. There is a wide, ver…
Created on: Monday 15th April 2019
Last updated: Thursday 11th March 2021
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Record ID: SWYOR-CA2295
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy stirrup dating from about AD 1300-1500, only the upper part of which survives. It is 47.82mm wide, 28.73mm long, and 13.21mm thick. It weighs 46.6g, and is very similar to another from the same geographical area recorded on the database, SWYOR-053269. The object has a trapezoidal cover-plate with a double collar border around its base and a crenelated (or castellated) top edge, which is bevelled and well worn. The border does not, in this example, continue onto the side plates, which are angled at approximately 75 degrees to the cover-plate. Behind th…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
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Record ID: SUR-2EDD6D
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy fitting, 71.0mm in length, comprising three convex lobes with moulded zoomorphic masks, separated by narrow hemicylindrical reels. The masks alternate their orientation in relation to each other, whilst being parallel to the line of the object. They have highly stylised, triangular feline faces with elongated and pointed eyes and are characterised with deeply moulded lines around the nose and eyebrows. The reverse of the object is flat and rough with corroded remnants of iron, which may be fixing pins or staples. There are breaks at either end of the object. Possib…
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th March 2021
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Record ID: PAS-2DCC7A
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper-alloy fragment probably part of the sheath from the side of a late early-medieval stirrup, or possibly part from the upper end of a stirrup terminal (c. 11th century AD). The curved hollow reverse would have enclosed the sides of the stirrup's iron frame; it retains possible traces of a lead-alloy solder. The fragment is U shaped in cross-section. A slightly wider element is delineated by two transverse ridges. Beyond one of the ridges the object is vestigial. At the other end it continues, similarly cruved in profile, tapering slightly before having been broken as a…
Created on: Friday 26th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 26th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage All Saints CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-3A4600
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy stirrup mount, as kindly identified by Rob Webley, who comments: 'This looks rather like it is from an 11th-century stirrup - either as a terminal or a collar mount. Plenty of examples on the database with which to compare'. Cast U-profile concavo-convex anthropomorphic mount, perhaps from the edge of a stirrup. The display face bears the image of a face or mask with prominently arched brows, hollows to either side of a central nasal ridge as eyes, and with a luxuriant horizontal moustache; the forehead and chin, the latter perhaps bearded, are formed by the upper …
Created on: Thursday 20th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 17th March 2022
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Record ID: KENT-D2E57F
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy object, possibly from a Medieval stirrup. Description: The fragment is an irregular rectangle in outline. The thin lower edge is an uneven historical break. The two long parallel edges are even and on a slight curve. Measurements: Length:31.25mm, width: 19.41mm, thickness: upper 9.79mm, lower 2.39mm, weight: 21.03g Discussion: The exact ID of this object is uncertain due to wear and completeness. It does however show superficial similiarities to certain types of medieval stirrup such as HESH-C1E542 recorded on this database dating c.1300-1450. Due…
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-331762
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Medieval probable stirrup dating from AD 1200 - 1400. Only a fragment survives, part of the suspension loop and part of the side. Two bars of rectangular section extend across the top of the stirrup, forming a recatngular slot between them. They extend from the side pieces which is of circular section. An incised X decoates the point where the lower bar meets the side. The probable stirrup has a patchy black and green patina. It is 39mm wide, 8.5mm thick and 33.7mm tall. 32.03g. Compare number 2 in figure 25 on page 91 of Ward Perkins (1940) London Museum Medieval catal…
Created on: Friday 27th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: LON-DE18C6
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete possible Early Medieval copper alloy stirrup-strap mount dating from 11th -12th century. The mount is decorated with an incised linear pattern which is 'largely confined to [Class A] Type 1 mounts.' Dimensions: length: 25.63mm; width: 33.21mm; thickness: 2.21mm; weight: 8.44g.
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th March 2021
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Abridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-5C549B
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cover plate of the box mounted at the apex of a Post-medieval copper alloy stirrup in the form of a scallop shell or crown. The edges at the side are missing, having been broken off with the bar which would have formed the rear of the box. The moulded plate is formed of six incised radiating oblique lines, above a transvere border. In the centre of the convex upper edge, there is a rectangular knop, 8 mm wide and protruding 6 mm from the edge. This makes the plate look like a crown with a mounted element on top. If meant to depict a scallop shell, then it may indicate links…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Sunday 22nd April 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5BFCAC
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete (fragmentary) copper alloy Stirrup of Medieval to Post-Medieval date (AD 1450-1550). The stirrup is sub-rectangular in plan with slightly incurving sides. The sides are broad (mm at their base) and are decorated with integral fan-like ribbing which extends about half way up the side. At its apex the stirrup narrows slightly. The upper end of the object is sub-ovate and is a scallop style box with three radiating incised lines to represent the undulations of a shell. To the back of the scallop is a rectangular sectioned aperture to allow a stirrup leather to pass through. Th…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 20th April 2018
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Record ID: WILT-7D926C
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post medieval copper alloy stirrup dating to c AD 1500-1550. The fragment comprises part of the cover plate of the boxx of a stirrup and is in the form of a scallop shell. All that remains is a section of the stirrup side which is trapezoid in cross section and which broadens gradually to the scallop shell. The scallop shell is subcircular and shaped at the bottom with six diagonal lines angled towards the centre bottom. Compare with a larger example from Norwich Cathedral refectory (J. Clark in H. Wallis (2006) EAA 116, p.50, fig. 33 no. 492). See NMS-18F7F6. The o…
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brokenborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-92A5E2
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a possible copper alloy stirrup dating to the 13th/14th century AD. The fragment is rectangular in shape and flat. One side is decorated, and the other side is plain and flat. The decorated side comprises two moulded horizontal strips at the top, above which there are a further five moulded evenly spaced shorter strips. This decoration resembles the crenelations on the top of a medieval castle turret. On the bottom there are three moulded horizontal strips. The central panel has incised decoration formed of multiple short lines taking the form of three lozenge-shaped mot…
Created on: Friday 2nd March 2018
Last updated: Friday 6th April 2018
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Record ID: NLM-9B9B09
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy stirrup fragment. A cast oval loop with an integrally cast spherical lug from which depended the D-section sides [one lost] of a stirrup. Twisted with some force, probably by the impact of farm machinery. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1700. Height (as found): 69mm, Width (as found): 47mm, Thickness (side of stirrup): 3.8mm, Weight: 39.89gms
Created on: Tuesday 6th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Waltham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-079B6A
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy stirrup dating from 14th or 15th century. Only the top and part of one side survives. It has a trapezoid cover plate at the top which has two parallel lines at the base and one at the top which is crenelated. Behind the cover plate is the suspension bar which is bevelled at the base. The rectangular slot which the cover plate and suspension bar surround measures 30.22mm long at the base and 26.75mm at the top. the width of the slot is 7.79mm. The depth of the suspension bar is 9.71mm. The base of the cover plate measures 42.85mm and the top measures 32.18mm.…
Created on: Monday 6th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-5159D3
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast late Saxon copper alloy stirrup side/sheath now in two pieces, dating to c. AD 1025-1100. The mount is semi-circular in section and would have adhered to the frame of an iron stirrup. The object has rounded lobe at the end of one piece. A reddish-green patina is present. Length 77mm, width 10mm, thickness 8mm and weight 15.82g.
Created on: Friday 22nd September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 10th March 2021
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Record ID: FAKL-B0B026
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval stirrup mount, Williams Group A, c.1000-1120. Cast copper alloy fragment from the upper part of the mount, consisting of a plate, slightly curved longitudinally, with a 4.0mm diameter hole through its top. The decoration is deeply incised and consist of two scrolls, apparently linked by a transverse bar, above these is a V-shaped motif which is projected beyond the sides of the plate. Length 32.5mm, Width 29.5mm, Thickness 2.2/1.7mm, Mass 10.50g.
Created on: Friday 28th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 28th July 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-64ECF9
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast iron/copper alloy, post medieval stirrup of uncertain date. The stirrup has a triangular shape with roughly circular mount intact at centre top. The sides are slightly incurvate for about 16mm to a thickened solid foot plate on the lower part of the stirrup. It is heavily rusted and pitted. The footplate measures 83mm tall, 112.33mm wide and 7.05mm thick. Overall height of the stirrup to the top of its mount is 113.21mm. Overall weight is 56 grammes.
Created on: Monday 24th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 22nd September 2017
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Record ID: NMS-9785D2
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete medieval copper alloy stirrup dating to the period c. AD 1300 - 1500. Only the upper part comprising the suspension bar, cover plate and part of one arm survives. The cover plate is trapezoidal in place, the front decorated with a moulded pair of horizontal ridges top and bottom. See: Clark, J. ed.; 1995; Medieval Finds from Excavations in London: 5; The Medieval Horse and its Equipment; Museum Of London Gaimster, D.R.M.; 1990; A Late Medieval cast copper alloy stirrup from Old Romney, Kent; Medieval Archaeology 34
Created on: Thursday 8th June 2017
Last updated: Friday 9th June 2017
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Record ID: NLM-ABAACC
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy stirrup mount. Cast sub-triangular zoomorphic mount, Williams Class A type 8. The object's form is defined by symmetrically interlaced creatures. At the apex of the triangle is a small zoomorphic beast head with rounded flat-ended snout, eyes either side of a nasal ridge, and with ears flattened back suggested by continuation either side of a small [diameter 2.4mm] drilled aperture. The line of these features may be followed as strands bulging from either side of the object with moulded apertures on their inner sides. The larger part of the design is formed by symmetrical…
Created on: Thursday 16th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melton Ross', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-968FDD
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy probable top section of a stirrup dating to the 14th century. The object has a fleur de lis cut out decoration across the top part with three vertical lines incised, one runs from top to bottom in the centre, the other two are either side spaced equally but terminate below the openwork of the fleur de lis. Date: Medieval Length: 36.6mm. Width: 39.0mm Thickness: 11.9mm. Weight: 27.32g.
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-E3A377
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Late Saxon copper alloy open sheath or U-sectioned cover containing part of the side of an iron stirrup. The face is decorated with broad transverse grooves alternating with incised lines. The intact integral terminal comprises a highly stylised animal head with part of one side missing. The other end of the sheath is broken. Extant length 50mm. Width 11mm. Thickness 9mm. Weighs 14.15g. A few other examples of such sheaths have been recorded, e.g. SF-97D5B1, LIN-E4D022, NMS-E2EB8, SUR-51D12B and Gurney 2005, fig. 9 G. 11th century.
Created on: Tuesday 17th January 2017
Last updated: Monday 27th September 2021
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Record ID: PUBLIC-193FFF
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a late Saxon copper-alloy stirrup-strap mount. Only the lower lip and part of the lower face survives. The lip is incomplete and face is openwork, comprising two circular holes.
Created on: Friday 2nd December 2016
Last updated: Thursday 29th March 2018
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Record ID: WAW-B28038
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval (11th century) stirrup mount: The copper alloy mount is semi-cylindrical and the outer, convex face has moulded decoration on the lower portion which is probably a zoomorphic style to it, but the details are not clear. The surface of the terminal is heavily abraded, with only traces of a dark green patina, but instead has red copper corrosion and a light green corroded surface. The terminal measures 104.99mm in length, 16.42mm in width and 9.20mm in thickness, and weighs 38.8g. The stirrup mount is an extended terminal, it is an Anglo-Scandinavian artefact dati…
Created on: Thursday 3rd November 2016
Last updated: Monday 7th November 2016
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Record ID: KENT-89E199
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast copper-alloy probable later Early-Medieval - early High Medieval (c.AD 1000-1150) stirrup. Description: The stirrup is coroded and the surface is highly pitted and the design is indestinct. It is the same width for the full length, with a break at each end. One end had snapped at a curled knob, likely orignally a corner. It thickens out to form a raised beast head with triangular ears and blunt rounded snout which is thicker than the shaft. Behind the beast head is an incised line with small flecks on either side running horizontally away from the beast head. …
Created on: Thursday 20th October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 9th November 2016
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Record ID: LEIC-62A583
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval to Medieval Iron stirrup, 138mm in length, 144mm wide and c.10mm thick with a weight of 131grams. The object has a sub-rectangular cross section and a sub-spherical form. It has an integral, rectangular projection at its apex, for suspension from a strap and in the centre of its flatter lower edge, a flat circular base plate, 52mm in diameter. John Clark (formely of the Museum of London) has commented that the stirrup has 'the rounded form of the footrest more common in medieval stirrups (ridden in shoes with soft soles)' but that a 'rather 'primitive' loop to take…
Created on: Tuesday 18th October 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 8th November 2016
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Record ID: LIN-B9DB4B
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a late Saxon copper alloy stirrup strap mount, probably of Williams' Class B, Type 3, Group 3 (Williams 1997: 92). Only the upper third of the mount survives. The mount appears to have been sub-triangular in plabm with an apex loop at the top and a broadly symmetrical openwork body below. The surface of the mount is very worn and little detail can be seen other than a pair of inward curving crescents in the centre, which surround a pair of openwork cells. Possible ears of a beast are also seen along the perimeter.
Created on: Wednesday 28th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 2nd June 2017
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Record ID: BERK-E40328
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast iron/copper alloy, post medieval stirrup, dating from the 17th - 18th century. The stirrup has a rounded top with the strap mount intact. The sides are slightly incurvate to a lenticular foot plate on the lower part of the stirrup. It is now heavily rusted, with some evidence of a green patina from a copper alloy material.
Created on: Sunday 18th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 16th November 2016
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Record ID: SOM-7B8251
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, albeit broken, Medieval cast copper-alloy stirrup of c. 14th century date. The stirrup was found across two periods of metal detecting with the foot first being discovered originally and the attachment point being found c 2.5 years later. The object is broken approximately half way up from the foot of the strip in two patinated breaks such that each object retains c.50% of the arms. These arms are D shaped in cross-section, with a flattened inner side and convex outer face. They are 8.1mm wide at the attachment point and widen gradually along their remaining length 1…
Created on: Tuesday 13th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 30th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chaffcombe CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-33095D
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very small incomplete cast copper alloy stirrup terminal of late early-medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) date. The stirrup terminal is similar to those illustrated and discussed by Williams (1997), but is not paralleled. This example is unusually small. The terminal has a small slot in the reverse with iron pin; on larger examples the slot runs the whole length of the terminal and would have been secured over the lower section of the stirrup arm. The stirrup terminal has devolved zoomorphic decoration consisting of three ridges, designed to imitate the snout, head and ears of a beast. R…
Created on: Tuesday 16th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 14th September 2016
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Record ID: LVPL-FC9208
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a possible lead alloy cover for the side arm of a composite stirrup from the 11th century. Similar to SUR-261852 and LIN-CE2983 on this database. The fragment has a series of equally spaced diagonal v-section grooves giving a "cabled" appearance. The back of the object is hollow. Length: 23.65mm; width: 5.58mm; thickness: 3.74mm; weight: 2.8g
Created on: Tuesday 14th June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 16th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Oswestry', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-053269
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy stirrup dating from the 14th or 15th century, AD 1300 - 1500. Only the upper part and one side survives. It has a trapezoid cover plate which has a double collar round the base adn a crenelated or castellated top edge. The double border continues onto the side plates. Behind the cover-plate is the suspension bar creating a rectangular slot to accommodate the strap (with internal dimensions of 36.5mm long by 6.4mm wide). Both the top and base edges of the suspension bar are bevelled. The fragmentary side is sub-D shaped in cross section, with a bevelled …
Created on: Thursday 2nd June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 2nd June 2016
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Record ID: LANCUM-C7D9DB
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy stirrup fragment dating from the late medieval period, c.15th-16th century. The top part of the stirrup survives, including the cover plate and the rectangular bar at the rear of the box. There are remains of the side bars which are oval-sectioned. They are set diagonally to the box at the top and would have terminated in a large, wide foot rest. The lower part of the stirrup, i.e. the foot rest, is missing. The front of the box is decorated with a simple star(?) pattern, made up of diagonal lines. All surfaces are very worn. Compare with a larger example with t…
Created on: Friday 6th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 24th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Longtown', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-C81EE6
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy stirrup, dating to the later medieval period, AD c.1230 to 1450. The object consists of the attachment end of the stirrup. With a trapezoidal cover-plate which sits in front of the suspension bar, which is narrower. On the upper, narrower edge of the cover-plate the stirrup is decorated with an crenulated edge. One of the arms of the stirrup is worn and broken, the other descends down before ending in a worn break. The stirrup has a light green patina, the measurements are not available. Similar stirrups can be seen in Clark 1995, pages 72 to 74.
Created on: Friday 18th March 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Quarrendon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-AA97BD
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible Late Saxon copper alloy Stirrup strap mount. There is a fixing hole in the centre, with the remains of an openwork pattern on the left and right sides of the hole. The object is bent backwards approx 110 degrees in the lower third.
Created on: Thursday 17th March 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 4th May 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-85BCD3
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy stirrup strap mount of Early-Medieval date. The mount is of Williams Class A, Type 12 being lozenge in shape. The lozenge is openwork with four ovate perforations around a central circular perforation. Three of the outer points of the lozenge frame terminate in rounded knops while the fourth has a wide circular neck with a rectangular slit to the bottom edge, for attachment to the stirrup strap. The metal has a dark orangey-brown patina and is worn. The mount is 50mm long, 36.7mm wide, 4mm thick and weighs 22.6g. Similar examples are illustrated in Willi…
Created on: Thursday 3rd March 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 8th March 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMS-5D174C
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a medieval copper alloy stirrup foot-rest, broken at both ends and along almost all of one side and much of the other. Oval-sectioned (7.3 x 4.3mm) at one end the object soon widens and begins to curve. The inner face is smooth and outer slightly rough with curving longitudinal cast seam. The rider's foot would have rested on the inner. Extant length and width 40.5 and 13mm. Perhaps 15th century.
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2016
Last updated: Thursday 18th February 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LVPL-EF4D47
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wrexham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy medieval elongated D-shaped stirrup dating to the period c. AD 1300 - 1700. The footrest appears to be made up of three bars, only one of which is complete but broken, the other two are broken and missing. There is a cover plate in the form of a hollow, facetted dome. The strap loop behind the cover plate is broken. The top of the loop has two copper alloy rivets. The sides are broader at the base, which has a scalloped bottom edge. The sides are decorated with alternate broad and narrow ribs. The object is heavily patinated. See WILT-C0A24D for a simil…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd December 2015
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Holt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-37A3E6
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron possible stirrup fragment. Wrought iron bar, now of rectilinear section though this might arise from corrosion, with a narrowed upper end and thickened towards a sharply kinked end. The configuration matches that presented for later medieval stirrups from London, which would have been of triangular form with a top loop for the leathers (Clarke 1995, fig.55 no. 83). Suggested date: Late Medieval, 1350-1500. Length: 84.8mm, Width: 8.8mm, Thickness: 7.6mm, Weight: 17.94gms.
Created on: Friday 30th October 2015
Last updated: Friday 30th October 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haxey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-51D12B
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of an Early Medieval stirrup of composite copper-alloy and iron construction. What survives is part of one side of the stirrup and comprises a length of the copper-alloy sheath which would have covered the missing iron core. The sheath is U-shaped in section and terminates at one end with a collared knop. The other end is broken.
Created on: Monday 19th October 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 25th November 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SF-D14660
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy medieval stirrup. It has a roughly hemispherical outer plate, with a straight upper edge and outwards curving lower end. This curves slightly to the rear, has a longitudinal ridge down the centre of the outer face and a trefoil hole to either side of this. A narrow, rectangular band extends around the upper half of the reverse, leaving a gap in the centre. To either side of this band a tapering, oval cross-section arm extends upwards. It survives in fairly good condition, but with some patches of light green and bright blue corrosion. A number of similar …
Created on: Tuesday 13th October 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 9th March 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Redlingfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-6A1BB7
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy medieval (AD c.1300-c.1400) stirrup, missing the foot-rest and most of its sides/arms. Overall, the object measures 47.9mm long, 69.7mm wide and 12.7mm thick. It weighs 54.9g. The fragment consists of the suspension bar, cover-plate and the intact ends of the arms. These elements are connected to each other so that between them is a rectangular-shaped loop. The cover-plate is in the shape of a trapezium (tapering towards the top). It has a rectangular ridge down the centre of it from top to bottom. The suspension bar, to which the leather strap would ha…
Created on: Monday 14th September 2015
Last updated: Friday 13th November 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: DENO-D6F7E9
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An iron post-medieval (AD c.1600-c.1800) stirrup. Overall, the stirrup measures c.143mm long, 143.9mm wide and 59.0mm thick. It weighs 146g. The stirrup is formed from a frame made from an iron rod which has been shaped into almost an oval, with a flat base. The frame splits into three at the base to form the foot rest. The centre prong is straight while the outher two curve around to form the edge of the oval foot rest. At the top there is a projecting rectangular suspension loop. According to the finder, there is a similar stirrup on display at Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire…
Created on: Monday 7th September 2015
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-DDB789
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy possible late Early-Medieval stirrup mount, dating to the period c. AD 1000-1100. The mount is trapezoidal in form, with a flange curving upwards from its base. As a result, the lower half of the reverse is concave. There is a perforation towards the right-hand lower corner. There is a green patina on the surface, and on the reverse there is an area of a black coating on the flange. The mount is very worn, and as a result cannot be classified. As there is only one perforation, rather than the expected two, it is possible that it is unfinished. It measures…
Created on: Wednesday 26th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 7th September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Abbotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-8A18A6
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy medieval stirrup, of Medieval dating (c. 14th century AD). Around 25% of the stirrup is present, consisting only of the attachment end with a trapezoidal cover plate. The arms and foot rest are missing, presumed lost in antiquity. At the attachment end is a trapezoidal cover-plate, expanded at its base. On its front face it is divided in half by a median ridge, on either side of which is a further narrow low ridge. Towards the attachment end, either side of the median ridges, is a trefoil cut-out, neither finished neatly. The field below is decorated b…
Created on: Monday 10th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-FAF45B
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy stirrup strap mount of Early-Medieval date. The mount is Williams Class A, Type 12, dating to the period AD 1000 - 1100, and being openwork in design. Only a small portion of the object survives consisting of the openwork plate, displaying six perforations and two rounded boss at the surviving edge. The metal has a mid-reddish-brown patina and is worn. The mount is 22.3mm long, 18.6mm wide, 3.7mm thick and weighs 2.6g. A similar example can be seen in Williams (1997), p.76, fig.48, no.337.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd July 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: CORN-92E93B
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy stirrup fragment, sub-rectangular in plan and trapezoidal in profile, with an rectangular socket that is 33 mm long and 5 mm wide. The stirrup has an integral expanded front plate that is 16 mm high, but missing some of the upper edge, and moulded with three transverse ridges which are most defined at the sides of the fragment where they are 6 mm thick. Above the raised border that is 6 mm thick, there is a rectangular panel engraved with zig-zags in a parallel band with arcs above. The plate at the back of the stirrup is plain and is 10 mm in height. Both of the bro…
Created on: Sunday 5th July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 15th July 2015
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Record ID: BERK-70C864
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn fragment of a copper alloy stirrup mount, dating to the later early-medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) period. The fragment is from the very top part of the mount, and has moulded linear ribs as decoration. The reverse is hollow, and in profile the mount appears U-shaped. This stirrup mount can be catagorised as Williams' Type 4c. They date to the 11th century AD.
Created on: Tuesday 9th June 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 15th September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bicester area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-1A3216
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper-alloy medieval stirrup, damaged, but intact, of c. 14th century date. The object has been squashed to one side at the attachment end, out of its original alignment. At the attachment end is a trapezoidal cover-plate, expanded at its base. On its front face it is divided in half by a median ridge, on either side of which is a further narrow low ridge. Towards the attachment end, either side of the median ridges, is a trefoil cut-out, neither finished neatly. The field below is decorated by a pair of lines formed of rocker arm incised in saltire. In turn, this is framed wi…
Created on: Tuesday 12th May 2015
Last updated: Friday 20th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Quainton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-E78FE6
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a Late Saxon copper alloy zoomorphic stirrup terminal, the extreme end of the socket with, on the exterior, the nostrils of an animal head. The sides and the underside are flat. On one side the moulding of the nostril is less prominent, either because of poor casting or through smoothing by wear. Width 14mm. Extant length and height 23mm and 20mm. Weight 23.53g. 11th century.
Created on: Monday 27th April 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 29th March 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-719889
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy stirrup of mid-14th to 15th century date The cast stirrup is fragmentary, represented by the upper part only, comprising the integral cover-plate, suspension bar and fragmentary sides (with a surviving length of 44.7mm and a weight of 50.0g). The cover-plate is trapezoidal with a castellated top edge (36.5mm wide and 3.7mm thick) and moulded rib decoration beneath the top and above the basal edges (at 45.8mm wide). Between the ribbed borders, the cover-plate is decorated with punched marks defining repeating ovals of double-lines within punched linear border…
Created on: Wednesday 4th March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 4th March 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-991EED
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy object, possibly a stirrup, of Early-Medieval date. The objects is circular in section though the sides do not meet and appears hollow. Worn breaks are present to either end. The decoration on the bar consists of a closely spaced though crude cross-hatched design. The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The object is 23.7mm long, 7.9mm in diameter, 0.9mm thick and weighs 5.6g.
Created on: Thursday 11th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 18th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-70BB0E
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A damaged copper-alloy object, probably representing a stirrup loop of post-Medieval to modern date. The D-shaped loop has been formed from two wires which are close together at the flat base of the loop and diverge towards the damaged apex. Copper-alloy sheet has been wrapped around these wires throughout most of the stirrup loop, but there is a gap at the apex, where the wires protrude.
Created on: Thursday 27th November 2014
Last updated: Sunday 23rd September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hoggeston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-462FFB
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy upper segment from a late Medieval stirrup, dating to the c. 14th century AD. The fragment consists of the strap bar, strap bar cover and a small portion of both of the side arms; the rest of the object is missing due to old damage. The stirrup strap bar is rectangular in shape, creating a rectangular slot which runs from the top to bottom of the strap segment; this would have looped backwards and and back up over the strap bar, which is worn and rounded on the lower edge. The front of the strap cover is trapezoidal in plan and relatively flat, with a narrowed uppe…
Created on: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Last updated: Monday 12th January 2015
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Record ID: NMS-7C30DE
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Late Saxon mount probably from the upper part of stirrup. Of C-shaped section with possible traces of solder on the inner surface. Both sides broken across an irregular incised oval, a complete example of which survives of the front face, moulded rib upper and lower ends. Two such mounts were soldered onto the upper part of the stirrup on both sides of the strap loop (Williams 1997, fig. 4). Length 16.5mm, width 11mm. Weighs 292g. 11th century.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Last updated: Thursday 28th January 2021
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Record ID: BUC-BE3148
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete iron post-medieval stirrup (AD c.1600-c.1800). The stirrup is formed from a frame made from an iron rod which has been shaped into a form like a letter D with bowed sides, and with a flat base. The frame expands slightly into a broadly rectangular tread-plate at the base. At the top there is an integral projecting trapezoidal suspension loop. Overall, the stirrup measures c. 160 mm long and 145 mm wide. It weighs 193 g. It is broadly similar to examples found at Chapel Garth, Bolton, East Yorkshire, in an early 18th-century demolition layer (Coppack 1978, 144; fig…
Created on: Friday 19th September 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 27th May 2020
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Quainton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-DE7519
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable fragment of an Early Medieval zoomorphic stirrup terminal. Only the final 19mm survives consisting of a U-shaped section that flares to a bulbous head and terminates in a curved end. The hollow inside has remnants of the lead alloy solder that would have attached it to the footrest part of the stirrup. Extant dimensions 19mm long, 14mm wide. Circa 1000-1100 AD.
Created on: Monday 8th September 2014
Last updated: Thursday 20th January 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Taverham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-5CB8A3
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Late Early-Medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) copper-alloy zoomorphic stirrup terminal (possibly), dating to c. 1050-c. 1100 and decorated in the Ringerike art style, measuring 26.92mm in length, max.11.45mm wide (at the eyes) and 12.57mm in height. It weighs 13.23g and is partly hollow, with traces of iron corrosion inside the socket. The stirrup terminal is in the form of a beast's head, apparently a bird with prominent bulbous lentoid eyes flanked by curving brows and a triangular curving beak with a hooked end. From the eyes to the beak, the object is solid; behind it has a socket c…
Created on: Thursday 21st August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 21st February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Soberton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-B77033
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron possible stirrup. Wrought iron triangular frame, of probably rectangular section. The object is not broadened at the putative foot rest, which together with the light construction must introduce som doubt as to its identification. A D-section bar projecting from the apex of the triangle may represent a loop, though this has been opened, broken or subjected to considerable force to lie as it does now, oriented downwards. Suggested date: possibly Medieval, 1250-1400. Height: 95mm, Width: 115mm, Thickness: 6mm, Weight: 52.22gms.
Created on: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-C0A24D
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy medieval or post medieval stirrup dating to the period c. AD 1300 - 1700. The stirrup consists of part of one curving side arm and the rectangular strap loop. The rectangular strap loop features an integral moulded decorative plate in the shape of an acorn. The husk of the acorn features a criss cross design of incised grooves above which is a line of punched triangles. The rectangular strap loop is incomplete and terminates in two old breaks, as does the curving side arm. The side arm is rectangular in profile and narrows towards the bottom. The sti…
Created on: Tuesday 8th July 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 6th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-4396DE
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy stirrup dating from the late medieval period, that is the 15th-16th century. The top part of the stirrup survives, including the cover plate and the rectangular bar at the rear of the box. There are remains of the side bars which are oval-sectioned. They are set diagonally to the box at the top and would have terminated in a large, wide foot rest. The lower part of the stirrup, i.e. the foot rest, is missing. The front of the box is decorated with a simple star pattern, made up of four lines made of small pin-prick dots. Compare with a larger example with three ke…
Created on: Friday 20th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kirkby Lonsdale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-8485B4
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably Late Saxon copper alloy possible stirrup terminal fragment. A central channel along the flat side is partly filled with grey solder. There are four knobs or lobes on the outer face. A piece of copper alloy sheet is attached by solder to one inner face. If it is part of a stirrup terminal it is unusual. Most foot-like terminal are trilobed (cf. Williams. D. FRG Datasheet 24, 1997, fig. 5). Extant length 13.5mm. Width 19.5mm. Extant thickness 7mm. 11th century.
Created on: Wednesday 11th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Holme Hale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-C9ECE4
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a Late Saxon copper alloy stirrup terminal, the top end of a zoomorphic piece with one edge extant. Between a pair of transverse ribs there are three extant longitudinal ribs, cf. Williams FRG Datasheet 34 (1997), fig. 4c. Extant length 18.5mm. 11th century. (field FLO4)
Created on: Monday 2nd June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 5th July 2016
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