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    • Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: SUR-E7BDCE
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
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A cast lead alloy biconical spindle whorl or 25mm diameter with a central moulded aperture of 6.0mm diameter. There is no visible decoration. Post-medieval and circa 1500-1600.
Created on: Thursday 22nd August 2019
Last updated: Friday 23rd August 2019
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Record ID: NLM-6A38C5
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead spindle whorl. Cast biconical whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 10mm. Moulded decoration comprises an irregularly formed star of six points - with an additional projecting line - and with single pellets occupying the compartments defined by these features. The other side bears a star ?of three points with three groups of three radial lines between them, and with fewer pellets occupying triangular fields thus defined. A prominent circumferential rim projects where the halves meet. The decoration is crisply defined if erratically drawn. Patinated. Suggested date: Pos…
Created on: Friday 16th August 2019
Last updated: Friday 16th August 2019
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Record ID: NLM-C6E0F8
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North East Lincolnshire
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Lead spindle whorl. Cast biconical whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter c.12mm. Both sides bear decoration comprising closely spaced and moulded radial ribs; these appear crisper on one side, where a rim surrounds the central hole. A circumferential rim also marks where the two halves of the object meet. Distorted, probably by plough strike, and patinated. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600 Diameter: c.30mm, Thickness: 13.4mm, Weight: 34.57gms
Created on: Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brigsley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-37FE13
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead spindle whorl. Cast biconvex whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 11mm. A prominent circumferential rim marks the meeting of the two halves, and a flat area appears on either side around the hole. Dented, and subsequently densely patinated. This form is usually associated with decorated biconical whorls of early post-medieval date; this example, unusually, is plain. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600 Diameter: 27.7mm, Thickness: 15.5mm, Weight: 46.78gms
Created on: Wednesday 26th June 2019
Last updated: Thursday 27th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ulceby Cross', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-221E3A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Barnsley
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A lead spindle whorl of Post Medieval date, about AD 1500 - 1600. It is a biconical whorl with a median band, and a central circular aperture of diameter 9mm. Walton Rogers Form C2. The moulded decoration comprises a series of triangles, radiating lines and pellets. The diameter is 30.3mm, the thickness is 12.4 and the weight is 46.7g.
Created on: Tuesday 25th June 2019
Last updated: Thursday 25th July 2019
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Record ID: PUBLIC-FF4B66
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post Medieval plain plano-convex lead spindle whorl. The hole measures 8.6-9.0mm in diameter. Diameter: 25.2mm. Thickness: 6.5-9.0mm. Weight: 25.50g.
Created on: Sunday 23rd June 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 26th June 2019
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Record ID: NLM-B50C3A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead spindle whorl. Cast biconical whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 11.5mm. There is a prominent circumferential rim where the two conical halves meet, but only scant indications of moulded decoration, possibly including radial lines and, where in better state, rectilinear compartments. These are highlighted by slight traces of blue colorant, but these appear over the densely patinated surface of the object, and may accordingly be recent. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600 Diameter: 29.0mm, Thickness: 11.8mm, Weight: 39.08gms
Created on: Thursday 20th June 2019
Last updated: Thursday 20th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scawby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-8AFBE2
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
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A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of Medieval to Post-Medieval date. The spindle whorl is annular or barrel shaped with a central hole of 8.7mm diameter. The upper face is decorated with a moulded square crossed by flanking lines which may be represent an eight-pointed star, a device known from post medieval spindle whorls (eg YORYM-D5D756).
Created on: Tuesday 18th June 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 18th June 2019
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Record ID: NLM-760CCC
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Lead spindle whorl. Cast biconical whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 10.3mm. Moulded decoration appears on both sides: a series of alternating radial ribs and grooves on one side is well defined. A ring of pellets on the other is either differentially worn or, more likely, a casting using a mould made from a worn master. The spindle hole is blocked by compacted soil. Patinated. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600. Diameter: 28.2mm, Thickness: 12.5mm, Weight (with trapped soil): 36.44gms
Created on: Monday 17th June 2019
Last updated: Monday 17th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thirkleby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-35101E
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead spindle whorl. Cast biconical whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 9mm. Moulded decoration comprises a series of triangles, doubled on one side and singular on the other with pellets at the angles. The triangles are arranged so as to give the impression of a star. A prominent circumferential rim marks where the two halves meet. Lightly patinated. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600 Diameter: 28.1mm, Thickness: 14.0mm, Weight: 42.19gms
Created on: Friday 14th June 2019
Last updated: Friday 14th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haxey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-FAD3AE
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy bi-convex decorated spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD); most probably medieval date (AD 1300-1550). The spindle whorl is circular in plan and bi-convex in profile. Both faces have a cast ridge around the internal and external edges. The central hole is broadly circular and has been cast / set off centre; it has an internal diameter of 6.41mm. The upper and lower faces are decorated with radiating ribs, extending from the hole to the external edge with single raised pellets between each rib; this pattern is majorly dented and therefore t…
Created on: Tuesday 11th June 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 19th June 2019
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Record ID: SF-923F40
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete ceramic spindle whorl of probable early post-medieval date. The spindle is a flattened globular shape with a central circular hole, c.14mm in diameter. A groove runs around the midpoint of the outer face. It is made from a orange sandy earthenware fabric with angular quartz (<1mm) and red ironstone (<1mm) inclusions. There are traces of a green glaze in places on the surface, but most of this has worn away.. Very similar early post-medieval glazed stoneware spindle whorls imported from the Raeren kilns in Belgium are not uncommon finds, see PAS records: LON-81EDE9, BH
Created on: Thursday 6th June 2019
Last updated: Friday 12th July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Debenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-82CED2
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl of late medieval to post-medieval date (c. AD 1450 - 1650). The spindle whorl is discoid and has a central, circular perforation. A pattern formed from lines and dots decorates the upper face of the object, although this has been largely obscured by wear. The spindle whorl has a light brown patina. It is 30.12mm in diameter, 5.76mm in thickness and weighs 25.82g. The diameter of the central perforation is 10.71mm.
Created on: Tuesday 30th April 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 1st May 2019
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Record ID: NMS-EE602D
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead medieval or post medieval spindle whorl or weight dating to the period c. AD 1066 - 1600. Roughly cast. Conical in form, triangular cross-section, with a flattened base and off-centre oval perforation 9.1mm in diameter.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd April 2019
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Record ID: NMS-EE54C6
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Lead medieval or post medieval spindle whorl or weight dating to the period c. AD 1066 - 1600. Roughly cast. Conical in form, triangular cross-section, with a flattened base and off-centre oval perforation 6.7mm in diameter at the bottom, tapering to 5.3mm at the top.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd April 2019
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Record ID: NLM-DBE499
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast biconical whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 9.4mm. Surface texture might suggest a linear scheme of decoration including triangles on one side, and a prominent rim between the sides. Densely patinated. The indistinct nature of the decoration might arise from this having been cast from a mould taken from a crisper example. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600 Diameter: 27.2mm, Thickness: 11.3mm, Weight: 36.89gms
Created on: Wednesday 10th April 2019
Last updated: Thursday 11th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Ormsby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-B5413A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast biconical whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 9.3mm. Moulded decoration comprises radial lines in triangular and overlapping arrangements on both sides, and with occasional pellets discernible between them. Worn, with some loss of clarity where the decoration is concerned, and patinated. The mass might suggest a primary function plying cord. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600 Diameter: 28.4mm, Thickness: 16.0mm, Weight: 52.17gms
Created on: Wednesday 27th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dunham on Trent', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-B3B1D3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast biconical whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 9.4mm. Both sides bear moulded decoration: comprising slightly curved radial lines and pellets, both somewhat erratically distributed on one side; and somewhat straighter moulded lines and some pellets grouped close to the rim on the other. Patinated, with light damage to the edge of the hole on one side. The mass suggests this could have served to spin a yarn. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600 Diameter: 27.1mm, Thickness: 8.6mm, Weight: 26.62gms
Created on: Wednesday 27th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Ormsby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-8CD6D7
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead spindle whorl of probable Post Medieval date, AD 1500 - 1600. It is circular and biconvex (Walton Rogers Form C2) and decorated on both faces with raised radiating lines forming a star motif, and pellets. The whorl has a well developed white patina. The central hole is 9.3mm diameter. Walton Rogers cites Ivens et al (1995) in suggesting that whorls with raised dots and lines are Post Medieval. It is 27.5mm in diameter and 13.6mm thick. It weighs 30.19g.
Created on: Monday 25th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 29th March 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-8B777A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead spindle whorl of probable Post Medieval date, AD 1500 - 1600. It is circular and biconvex (Walton Rogers Form C2) and decorated on both faces with raised pellets. The whorl has a well developed white patina. The central hole is 10.1mm diameter. Walton Rogers cites Ivens et al (1995) in suggesting that whorls with dots are Post Medieval. The whorl is 25.1mm in diameter and 13.6mm thick. It weighs 31.47g.
Created on: Monday 25th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 29th March 2019
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