Back to simple search | Back to advanced search

    You searched for:

    • Free text search: whorle
    • Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
    • County: Suffolk
    • Broad period: MEDIEVAL

  • Image not taken

Record ID: SF-1FFA59
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An complete lead medieval to post-medieval spindle whorl. It is formed from two flattened, truncated cones joined at the base with a hole through the centre. Both faces are decorated with a raised line encircling the outer edge with a raised zigzag line forming a ring around the centre. The surface is worn, whitish grey in colour and is pitted in places with corrosion. Decorated spindle whorls date from the Medieval period up to the 16th century AD. Diameter: 26.67mm, diameter of hole: 9.98mm, thickness: 12.21mm, weight: 44.38g
Created on: Monday 1st April 2019
Last updated: Friday 5th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fressingfield', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: NMS-2307F4
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl of medieval or post medieval date (c. AD 1066 - 1700). Domed in form with a circular base, slightly faceted sides and off-centre vertical circular perforation. The based exhibits a circumferential groove. Spindle whorls can be difficult to date as, with some exceptions, the general form seems to have changed little over time. Spindle whorls of this form are generally assigned a medieval to post medieval date range.
Created on: Wednesday 20th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 20th March 2019
Spatial data recorded.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: SF-32FA8D
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A somewhat corroded lead-alloy spindle whorl dating to the Medieval or Post-Medieval period, c. 1200-1550. The whorl is circular in plan and biconical in section, with a medium-sized circular aperture at its midpoint. Both faces of the whorl are decorated with intersecting linear motifs, inbetween which are raised pellets. Preserved in rather poor condition with heavily flaking surfaces, it measures c. 31.11mm in diameter, 12.72mm thick at its midpoint, and weighs 26.89g. A virtually identical spindle whorl is recorded on the PAS database as YORYM-E1F2E6. These objects were used throu…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hopton', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of SF-942CEE

Record ID: SF-942CEE
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead probably Medieval spindle whorl. It is plano convex in shape with a sub-cylindrical perforation through the centre, which tapers towards the convex edge. The sides are roughly faceted. The date is AD 1066-1500. See parallel in PAs database: WMID5532 Diameter: 22.76 mm Height: 9.97 mm Thickness: 8.68 mm Weight: 25.95 g
Created on: Friday 2nd March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of SF-9320FF

Record ID: SF-9320FF
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead possibly Medieval to Post medieval spindle whorl. It is plano-convex in shape with a sub-cylindrical perforation in the centre, which slightly tapers towards the convex edge.The sides are decorated with two longitudinal close raised lines. Given the absence of further details visible it is difficult to assign a close date. It is dated to AD 1000-1800 Diameter: 29.75 mm Height: 10.42 mm Thickness: 9.90 mm Weight: 39.82 g
Created on: Friday 2nd March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: NMS-AC1CEE
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl or net weight of probable medieval to post medieval date. Roughly circular, with an irregular D-shaped cross-section and central circular perforation.
Created on: Thursday 16th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hinderclay', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: NMS-AC0C89
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl or net weight of probable medieval to post medieval date. Roughly circular, with a triangular cross-section and central circular perforation.
Created on: Thursday 16th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hinderclay', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: NMS-ABF43A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl of probable medieval to post medieval date. Roughly circular, with a triangular cross-section and central circular perforation. It exhibits traces of a moulded geometric design, now heavily worn.
Created on: Thursday 16th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wortham', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: NMS-ABDA59
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl of probable medieval to post medieval date. Roughly circular, D-shaped in cross-section with a central circular perforation. There are a number of pits and dents in the surface, probably from post-depositional damage.
Created on: Thursday 16th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wortham', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of SF-DA546C

Record ID: SF-DA546C
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead Roman to post-medieval spindle whorl. The object is discoidal with rounded edges and perforated with a wide hole in the centre. This hole appears slightly worn at one side suggesting that the object was suspended at some point. The surface is hevaily pitted and scratched. Because the object lacks diagnostic features it could easily date from the Roman to Modern period. Diameter: 26.78mm, diameter of hole: 12.92mm, thickness: 12.76mm, weight: 35.51g
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Friday 20th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barningham', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of SF-1D6888

Record ID: SF-1D6888
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead medieval or post-medieval spindle whorl or weight. It is roughly hemispherical in shape with a circular hole through the centre. It survives in fairly condition with a pale oxidised patina, although the surfaces are heavily scratched and pitted. The object may have functioned as a weight, or more probably a spindle whorl. Most lead spindle whorls are Medieval or early Post-Medieval in date, although they were in use for a long period of time and when undecorated, like this example, are difficult to date more closely. Diameter: 17.8mm, thickness: 4.9mm, weight: 9.73g
Created on: Monday 15th February 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 9th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of SF-11AD9C

Record ID: SF-11AD9C
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead medieval to early post-medieval spindle whorl. It has a flat base and convex upper surface with a small circular hole through the centre. There is a small amount of damage to one side of the hole. Its undiagnostic nature makes it difficult to date precisely. Most spindle whorls are Medieval or early Post-Medieval in date, although they were in use for a long period of time. Diameter: 24.68mm, thickness: 9.72mm, weight: 28.90g
Created on: Friday 16th October 2015
Last updated: Friday 16th October 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: SF-E80AA0
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead medieval or post-medieval spindle whorl or weight. It has a flat base and convex upper surface, with a circular hole through the centre. It survives in fairly good condition with some deep scratches in places. Most spindle whorls are Medieval or early Post-Medieval in date, although they were in use for a long period of time changing little in form. Diameter: 26.22mm, thickness: 7.30mm, weight: 26.88g
Created on: Thursday 9th July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 9th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Framlingham', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: NMS-FA9CBA
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Saxon to post-medieval lead plano-convex spindle whorl. Diameter 22mm. Thickness 9mm. Hole diameter 8mm. Weight 25.47g. 11th - 16th century.
Created on: Thursday 16th April 2015
Last updated: Thursday 16th April 2015
Spatial data recorded.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: SF-E338FF
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead spindle whorl or weight of Medieval to Post-Medieval date. It is hemispherical in shape with a narrow circular hole through the centre. The rounded outer face is decorated with a very unclear raised motif of some kind. The surface is worn, whitish grey in colour and pitted in places. Decorated spindle whorls are likely to date from the Medieval period up to the 16th century, although its basic design means that it could also simply have functioned as a weight of some kind. Diameter: 26.01mm, Thickness: 13.93mm, Weight: 52.71g
Created on: Wednesday 15th April 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 15th April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Badley', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of SF-B562E7

Record ID: SF-B562E7
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead spindle whorl. It is biconical in form with central circular aperture, and has moulded decoration on both faces. This comprises single continuous zig-zag lines on both faces, between a slightly raised circumferential band and band or collar around the central aperture. The entire object measures 21.21mm in diameter, 12.42mm in thickness, and 19.31g in weight. This is a decorative lead spindle whorl. It may be of any date from the Roman period onward, although a date range in the Medieval period is probably most likely.
Created on: Monday 23rd February 2015
Last updated: Thursday 7th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Clare', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: NMS-C32017
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Saxon to post-medieval lead plano-convex spindle whorl. Diameter 32mm. Thickness 11mm. Hole diameter 11mm. Weight 61.14g. 11th - 16th century.
Created on: Saturday 13th December 2014
Last updated: Saturday 13th December 2014
Spatial data recorded.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: NMS-C798C4
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead spindle whorl of thin, truncated, biconical cross-section, with moulded decoration, a pelleted edge around an arrangement of rather faint and close set radial ribs on both faces. Diameter 33mm. Thickness 8.5mm. Hole diameter 9.5mm. Weight 41.90g. 15th - early 16th century.
Created on: Saturday 14th December 2013
Last updated: Saturday 14th December 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SF-4752B3

Record ID: SF-4752B3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead spindle whorl of probable Medieval or later date. It is conical in form with slightly concave back face and flattened upper surface. At its centre is a large circular perforation. The exterior surfaces of the whorl appear to have slight moulded decoration, perhaps simply diagonal strokes but the precise form is uncertain due to the preservation of the object. It measures 29.26mm in diameter, 9.24mm in thickness and 35.48g in weight. This whorl is likely to date to the Medieval or later periods, perhaps c.13th-17th centuries AD.
Created on: Tuesday 26th November 2013
Last updated: Monday 13th January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hessett', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of SF-BBEBE0

Record ID: SF-BBEBE0
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A decorated cast lead spindle whorl of probable Medieval or later date. It is conical in form with flattened top and bottom surfaces and a central circular perforation. The exterior surfaces have moulded decoration comprising multiple vertical ribs radiating from the central perforation to outer edge. It measures 25.99m in diameter, 7.22mm in height and 24.02g in weight. Spindle whorls such as this are difficult to date precisely and the form had continued usage over a long period of time. The decorative elements of the current example suggest a probable Medieval date, although an ear…
Created on: Thursday 7th November 2013
Last updated: Monday 11th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lavenham', grid reference and parish protected.


Records per page: 10 20 40 100

Only results with images:
Only results with 3D content:

Sort your search by:

Which direction?

Total results available: 47
Search server index: asgard

You are viewing records: 1 - 20.

Search statistics

  • Total quantity: 62
  • Mean quantity: 1.319
  • Maximum: 7

Filter your search

1 - 20 of 47 records.

Other formats: this page is available as json xml rss atom kml geojson qrcode representations.