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    • Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
    • Primary material: Lead Alloy
    • Institution: LVPL

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Record ID: LVPL-06714B
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead or lead alloy spindle whorl, cast, dark bluish-grey in colour. It is biconical in shape, slightly concave with surviving linear decoration on one side and typical pellet decoration on the other.
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wetherby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-0649D2
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead or lead alloy spindle whorl, cast, covered with an even coating of lead corrosion products. Any design elements that were present on the upper part of its biconical shape are now too worn and corroded to be visible. The underneath is recessed and appears to have a radially arranged sunburst style design around the central hole.
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wetherby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-74856C
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A spindle whorl with one flat face, and one slightly domed face. The object has a pale cream patina with light brown specks. The hole in the centre has a diameter of 9mm.
Created on: Wednesday 17th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Penrith', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-B509A7
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy spindle whorl, covered in lead corrosion products, biconical in shape and probably of medieval or post-medieval date. The upper and lower surfaces are worn smooth to the point where any previous decoration is no longer present. The central hole is still crisp, and the outer edge of the object is still mostly intact.
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Coed Mawr', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-B4E9F8
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy spindle whorl, covered in lead corrosion products, biconical in shape and probably of medieval or post-medieval date. He upper and lower surfaces are worn and uneven to the point where any previous decoration is no longer present. The central hole is ovoid and the outer edges are uneven, probably due to corrosion in the soil.
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Coed Mawr', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-B4D6E0
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy spindle whorl, covered in lead corrosion products, biconical in shape and probably of medieval or post-medieval date. The upper and lower surfaces are decorated with the 'typical' spindle whorl designs of linear petalloid rased areas on one side and triangles or zigzagged lines enclosing pellets on the other. The central hole and the outer edges are uneven, probably due to corrosion in the soil.
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Coed Mawr', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-BA28C6
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead-alloy spindle-whorl, coated in a layer of whitish lead corrosion products. Spindle whorls are a spinning technology used to ensure a consistent rate of turn in a thread, whcih makes in more even and helps in the manufacture of textiles. This particular whorl is worn and shows only suggestions of what could once possibly have been the linear decorative markings typical of lead examples of the type.
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-A9F6D1
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy weight or spindle whorl. The object is circular in shape with a central circular hole (diameter: 7mm) One side is slightly convex, whilst the other is flat. The object appears to be un-decorated and has an off-white patina.
Created on: Thursday 15th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 2nd May 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Conwy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-A9E9D3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy spindle whorl. The object is circular in shape with a central circular hole (diameter: 8mm) Both sides are flat. The object appears to be un-decorated and is worn at the edges, particularly on one side. The object has a mottled pale to mid- brown patina of lead corrosion products.
Created on: Thursday 15th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Conwy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-A9D67D
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy spindle whorl. The object is circular in shape with a central circular hole (diameter: 10mm) Both sides are flat. The object appears to be undecorated and has a mottled off-white to brown patina formed of lead corrosion products.
Created on: Thursday 15th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Conwy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-FDA364
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy spindle whorl or weight of medieval to post medieval date. The object is circular in plan and conical on one face. In the centre of the object the perforation has an internal diameter of 6mm. The object appears to be undecorated, and has a white to pale brown patina.
Created on: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Davenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-FD8A92
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post medieval date. The object is circular in plan and slightly conical. In the centre of the object the perforation has an internal diameter of 9mm. Each face is decorated with vertical and horizontal, cross-hatching lines, although the decoration is faded and unclear. One face of the object is decorated with lettering, which is too worn to be read accuratly. If not entirely fictional and imitative, it is possible that the letters may relate to an individual's name, or perhaps are a religious inscription. The object has a light grey patina. …
Created on: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Davenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-FD7107
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post medieval date. The object is circular in plan and slightly conical on one face. In the centre of the object the perforation has an internal diameter of 6mm. Each face appears to be undecorated. The object has a white to pale brown patina.
Created on: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Davenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-FD4D72
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post medieval date. The object is circular in plan and slightly bi-conical. In the centre of the object the perforation has an internal diameter of 9mm. One face is decorated with branching lines, interspersed with raised circular pellets. The second face is more regularly patterned with lines radiating outwards from the centre. All but one of the spaces between these lines contain a large pellet. The object has a white to pale brown patina.
Created on: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Davenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-89548A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy decorated spindle whorl. In the centre of the object is a circular perforation. It is D shaped in cross section. The object is a powdery white colour. The object was possibly decorated but very faded. There is a nick in one side, probably from modern damage.
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LVPL-875017
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy decorated spindle whorl. In the centre of the object is a circular perforation. There are 5 circular petal-like loops with each loop containing a smaller, inner loop. Between the gaps of each loop is a an inverted V-shape. Spindle whorls have reportedly been found in contexts dated from the Roman through to the Post-Medieval period although the majority are typically dated broadly to the medieval period c.1100-1500.
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LVPL-750DDA
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warrington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post medieval date. The object is oval in plan and slightly conical. In the centre of the object the perforation has an internal diameter of 9mm. Each face is undecorated. The object has a light brown patina. Dimensions: 29mm in length, 28mm in width, 5mm thick, 22.60g. Spindle whorls have reportedly been found in contexts dated from the Roman through to the Post-Medieval period although the majority are typically dated broadly to the medieval period c.1100-1500.
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th January 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LVPL-B5E74F
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy spindle whorl. The weight is circular in plan, although chipped and abraded around the perimeter, and bi-conical in profile. It is decorated on both sides with a raised design of triangles radiating out from the central perforation to create a six pointed star, with six pellets between the points, although as it is quite worn in places some of the lines can only be supposition. On both sides the internal perforation appears to have a rim and one side also has a raised rim around the circumference. This side also has two circular notches extending at a slight angle, l…
Created on: Saturday 9th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 21st December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitegate', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-B56EF3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy spindle whorl of medieval date. The object is circular in plan and bi-conical with a central circular perforation. The perforation has an internal perforation of 10mm. One face is decorated with raised flower or cross-like mouldings. The opposite face is decorated with four raised flower or cross-like mouldings. The object has a greyish brown patina, It weighs 31.3g, has a diameter of 31mm and the internal hole has a diameter of 10mm.
Created on: Saturday 9th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 21st December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitegate', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-704B68
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy spindle whorl of medieval date. The object is circular in plan and biconical. The object has a damaged central perforation measuring 9mm in diameter. The outer edge of the object is decorated with three lobed projections. A square-sectioned length of lead alloy, measuring 18mm in length, was recovered with the spindle whorl and may have originally been attached. On once face of the object moulded ring-and-dot decoration is visible. The opposite face is worn. Dimensions: 22mm in diameter, 7mm thick, 15.35g. Spindle whorls have reportedly been found in contexts dated …
Created on: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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