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Record ID: SWYOR-C1E5FE
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
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A lead spindle whorl of uncertain date, probably Roman to early Medieval, about AD 43 - 1100. The whorl is cylindrical but has flat faces of unequal size, and thus slightly sloping sides making the cross-section a right-angled trapezoid. This form does not fit neatly into Walton-Roger's typology (Walton Rogers, 2007, Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon England, page 25)and is closest to Gleba's Form B: Cylindrical classification (Alberti, Roman Finds Group Datasheet 7) . The corners are rounded and the whorl is undecorated. It is 24.5mm diameter, 12.2mm tall and 46.98g. The central…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th March 2019
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Record ID: LON-C0335B
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An Early Medieval lead alloy spindle whorl dating from AD 700-850. The spindle whorl is a Walton Rogers form A1, plano-convex form with a central moulded aperture. Dimensions: diameter: 28.56mm; diameter of aperture: 7.06mm; thickness: 7.88mm; weight: 29.69g. Helen Geake writes: "Dating of lead whorls is difficult. The drop spindle with which they were used continued in use until the end of the medieval period in London and Winchester (Egan, 1998, "The Medieval Household: Daily Living c1150 - c1450"; and Biddle, 1990, "Object and Economy in Medieval Winchester"), and for perhaps…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 29th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bromley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-8498E9
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy weight, probably a spindle whorl dating from the 13th-15th century AD. The weight is circular in shape awith a central hole for the spindle. It is roughly rectangular in cross-section, with very worn surfaces. It was decorated with a very untidy moulded line and dot decoration. Lead weights like these are common finds, but only rarely from excavated contexts which is why date and origin are difficult to pinpoint. Decorated lead-alloy weights are very rare finds in excavations, but are often found by metal detectorists. They are usually biconical or cylindrical in shape and …
Created on: Friday 24th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ripon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-843729
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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A cast lead alloy sub-pyramidal spindle whorl, possibly dating to the Roman period (c. AD 43-410) to the end of the medieval period (1500). The weight has been crudely cast, with a small central cylindrical opening running vertically from the top to bottom of the spindle whorl. The base is roughly circular. The lead alloy is of an overall light grey colour; the surface is pitted on one side. It measures 13.6 mm high, 27.8 mm wide at base, 14.4mm wide at the top and weighs 44 grams. See SUSS-E5B053
Created on: Friday 24th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Caistor', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-83BF87
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead spindle whorl dating from the Early Medieval or Medieval period, about AD 600 - 1600. It is roughly circular and is heavily worn, with one flat face and one convex face. There is a central, circular perforation, of 9.00mm diameter which is cracked and misshapen. The side walls are very worn and pitted. The convex face of the whorl is very bumpy and this may be the remains of moulded decoration such as pellets. The whorl has a cream coloured patina. Helen Geake writes: "Dating of lead whorls is difficult. The drop spindle with which they were used continued in use until th…
Created on: Friday 24th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Caistor', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-837C7A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete lead spindle whorl perhaps of Early Medieval date (see below). Cast conical whorl with one large and one small flat face and with a central moulded aperture of diameter 6mmm. The sides are slightly indented and are pitted and patinated. The modest aperture size and form would admit a Middle Saxon date, while the mass would permit use to spin a fine yarn. See Record ID: NLM-7C1945 for similar whorl. Helen Geake writes: "Dating of lead whorls is difficult. The drop spindle with which they were used continued in use until the end of the medieval period in London and Winc…
Created on: Friday 24th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Caistor', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-82E692
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Medieval cast lead spindle whorl, c. AD 1100-1507. The spindle whorl is biconvex and sub-circular in shape. Both faces of the spindle whorl are decorated with raised design; one side has diagonal shaped lines, creating a petal-like design, the other with a triangular raised design with a raised boss in the middle of the triangles . The whorl has a central hole. The whorl is of a light to mid- brown patina and is worn. See record ID: DUR-8874D9 for a very similar spinning whorl. Dimensions: Diameter 28.50mm, Thickness 11.00mm, Wieght 36g
Created on: Friday 24th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Caistor', 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
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Record ID: LVPL-70316B
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An lead alloy spindle whorl of medieval date. The object is circular in plan and is biconical. The object has a central perforation which has an internal diameter of 11mm. Each face of the object is decorated worn moulded lines and pellets. Dimensions: 25mm in diameter, 18mm thick, 23.05g 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 23rd November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-700BB1
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy spindle whorl of medieval date. The object would have been circular in plan when complete with a central circular perforation. One side of the object is missing and it has been stretched out. An even patina suggests that this damage took place during antiquity. Each face of the object is decorated with a series of ring-and-dot decoration consisting of a raised pellet with a moulded circular ring. Dimensions: 35mm in length, 9mm in width, 8mm thick, 17.95g. Spindle whorls have reportedly been found in contexts dated from the Roman through to the Post-Medi…
Created on: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: NLM-6AFD38
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 10.6mm. One side is divided into trapezoid compartments by radial lines moulded in relief, with a single pellet in each compartment. The other side bears two circumferential lines in relief with radial lines crossing them, producing more and smaller rectilinear compartments, the better defined of which contain single pellets. A thick [3.7mm] circumferential rim marks where the two halves meet. Patinated. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600. Diameter: 25.8mm, Thickness: 11.4mm, Weight: 28.43gms
Created on: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Muckton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-5812DD
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hartlepool
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead spindle whorl, dating from the early post-Medieval period, AD 1500-1600. The biconical whorl has a central moulded aperture of diameter 9.33mm. A prominent rim, with a curved outer profile, marks the meeting of the two halves and the aperture is also rimmed. The whorl has moulded relief decoration comprises crossing diagonal lines forming four equidistantly spaced triangular points of a star, each filled with a pellet, on either side. There are cross-shaped patterns in the fields between the star points. Both sides bear similar decoration although the pattern is more worn …
Created on: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Last updated: Friday 27th April 2018
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Record ID: NLM-565600
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast plano-convex whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 12.5mm, Walton Rogers form A1. Shrinkage lines in the upper surface as cast may suggest manufacture in an open mould; patinated. The ample spindle size may suggest an Anglo-Scandinavian date, while the mass may suggest a primary function plying cord. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 850-1000. Diameter: 29.1mm, Thickness: 12.7mm, Weight: 58.10gms
Created on: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fordington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-55F66E
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast plano-convex whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 11.6mm; patinated, and lightly gouged; cf. Walton Rogers form A1. The large spindle size may suggest an Anglo-Scandinavian date while the mass may indicate a primary function plying cord. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 850-1000. Diameter: 30.5mm, Thickness: 9.8mm, Weight: 55.70gms
Created on: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-42B839
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early medieval lead alloy spindle whorl, Thickness: 12 mm, diameter: 17 mm, weight: 19.02 grams. The object is circular in form and sub triangular in cross section, with a central circular hole 8-9mm in diameter. The object has a slightly flat upper surface and its sides are uneven but undecorated . It has a slightly rounded linear indentation across both top and bottom. The form fits Walton Rogers class A2 which she dates to 700-1100AD.
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leicestershire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-42A991
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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Early medieval lead alloy spindle whorl, Diameter: 21 mm, width 10mm, weight: 30.99 grams. The whorl is circular in form and rectangular in cross section with a central circular hole, 8mm in diameter. The object is plain except for a slight rounded indentation running across one face. The form fits Walton Rogers class B, which she dates to 900-1100AD.
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Warwickshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-427A51
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead alloy spindle whorl, Thickness: 8 mm, diameter: 29 mm, internal diameter: 8 mm, weight: 41.14 grams. The whorl is circular in form and bi-conical in cross section, with a central circular hole 8mm in diameter. The whorl has a slight ridge on its outer edge, 3mm wide and different decoration on each face. One face has two rows of slightly raised circular motifs whilst the other has a series of short raised lines transversing it, with a solid raised line running through these around its circumference. The form fits Walton Rogers class C, which she dates to 1100-1500.
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leicestershire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-4265B2
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early medieval lead alloy spindle whorl, Thickness: 10 mm, diameter: 30 mm, interior diameter: 9 mm, weight: 51.56 grams. The whorl is circular in form and D shaped in cross section, with a central circular hole, 9mm in diameter. It is plain and is slightly squashed/miscast at one edge. The form fits Walton Rogers class A2.
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leicestershire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-40F139
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early medieval lead alloy spindle whorl, 22mm in diameter, 5mm deep and weighing 26.95grams. The whorl has a circular form and a D shaped cross section, with a central hole 8mm in diameter. It is decorate don its upper surface with a sereis of narrow ridges running outwards from the centre. The form and size of the central hole suggest an early Medeival date. It matches Walton Rogers form A2, which she dates to 700-1100AD
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-2E849C
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight, probably a spindle whorl dating from the 13th-15th century AD. The weight is circular in shape with a central hole for the spindle. It is roughly rectangular in cross-section, with very worn surfaces. Lead weights like these are common finds, but only rarely from excavated contexts which is why date and origin are difficult to pinpoint. Decorated lead-alloy weights are very rare finds in excavations, but are often found by metal detectorists. They are usually biconical or cylindrical in shape and are decorated on both faces with raised dots and radiating lines or zig-zag …
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cockermouth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-2E4FAD
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible spindle whorl. A cast whorl with moulded aperture of diameter 8.3mm, partly melted on a flat surface. Traces of reticulate linear decoration may appear on the upper part of the object, which would point to an early post-medieval date if the identification were to be sustained. Patinated. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600. Diameter (as found): 31.8mm, Thickness: 8.4mm, Weight: 33.31gms
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wharton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-26A17D
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A biconical, cast lead spindle whorl dating to the medieval period. Description: Both sides are decorated with a circumferential zigzag line creating triangular cells. Alternate cells are decorated with a single moulded pellet in the upper cells and three moulded pellets in the lower ones. There is a central hole 10.1mm in diameter with a raised flange around it on one side, the remains of the casting process. Measurements: Diameter 28.42mm: Thickness 13.19mm: Weight: 37.01g.
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 29th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Skidbrooke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-F09C21
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: City of Peterborough
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead spindle whorl probably dating from the medieval to post medieval period. This artefact weighs 41.66g (1.47oz). Looking down on the central circular perforation which has a diameter of 7.9mm, this artefact is circular in shape with a maximum diameter of 25.3mm. The perforation through the artefact is cylindrical and slightly concave. The whorl has an oval cross-section. The depth of the whorl measures 13.8mm. The surface is covered with scratches and indentations. On the outer surface there is evidence of a decorative lozenge shape pattern formed of triangles, probably punch stam…
Created on: Friday 17th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 6th April 2018
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Record ID: KENT-EC3239
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, age uncertain, cast, lead alloy, fair size, flat, plain, circular, spindle whorl with a central hole probably for a wooden shaft or spindle used making a yarn from wool off the fleece for textile production. Some wear and a number of long dents and scratches from agricultural machinery otherwise a matt, variable pale grey corroded surface. This could date between 43AD-1799. Ref. Detector Finds, Gordon Bailey, Greenlight Publishing 1992, page 52-56 No. 24 and Detector Finds 6, Gordon Bailey, Greenlight Publishing 2008, page 71-88, Fig. C15.44a&b, C15.49a&b. The whorl is 38.…
Created on: Friday 17th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
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Record ID: NMS-DAB5DF
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval circular lead spindle whorl with a straight-sided central hole, diameter 8mm. Decorated with six projecting lozengiform bosses separated by groups of vertical ribs. The circumference is followed by a pronounced casting flash. Diameter 27mm. Height 13.6mm. Weight 37.22g. Similar examples have been recorded in Norfolk from King's Lynn (HER 36070), Kempstone (HER 61360, NMS-2008C3), Kenninghall (HER 39262), Upwell (HER 41359, NMS-6ADF54), Stody (HER 50107, NMS-1C3CD7) and Scarning (HER 60320, NMS-E88A39). See NARC-5D8EAB for a list of other examples on this database. 14th - earl…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: GLO-C21332
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: South Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Ceramic spindle whorl that has been made form a fragment of a grey ware pot that has been cut/ground in to a circular disc that has then had a central hole drilled through the middle.
Created on: Wednesday 15th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Gloucestershire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-B1300E
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perforation running through it. One surface is decorated with an irregular seven pointed star formed of raised lines with between one and three pellets in each resulting cell. The other side is decorated with irregular raised zig-zag lines with a raised pellet in each cell. The metal has a light brown patina and is worn. The spindle whorl is 34.5mm in diameter, 16.1mm thick and weighs 70g. The perforation is 9.6mm in diameter. Lead spindle whorl…
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th November 2017
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Record ID: HESH-9BE07B
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead, or lead alloy, spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (AD 1 - 1650). In plan the spindle whorl is sub-circular. There is a sub-circular perforation which is 7.07mm diameter which is located off-centre. One face is convex, the other is flat and both are not visibly decorated. The surfaces of the spindle whorl are a light cream in colour. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and decorated examples are thought to date to the medieval to post-medieval periods. However, this undecorated example is very difficult to date precisely without other evidence (such…
Created on: Monday 13th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 20th March 2018
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Record ID: HESH-9898F0
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead, or lead alloy, spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (AD 1 - 1650). In plan the spindle whorl is sub-circular and bi-convex in profile. There is a sub-circular perforation which is 10.43mm diameter which is located off-centre. Neither of the faces are not visibly decorated. The surfaces of the spindle whorl are a light cream to grey in colour. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and decorated examples are thought to date to the medieval to post-medieval periods. However, this undecorated example is very difficult to date precisely without other eviden…
Created on: Monday 13th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 20th March 2018
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Record ID: HESH-97B4EC
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead, or lead alloy, spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (AD 1 - 1650). In plan the spindle whorl is sub-circular. There is a sub-circular perforation which is 8.57mm diameter which is located off-centre. One face is convex, the other is flat and both are not visibly decorated. The surfaces of the spindle whorl are a light cream to grey in colour. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and decorated examples are thought to date to the medieval to post-medieval periods. However, this undecorated example is very difficult to date precisely without other eviden…
Created on: Monday 13th November 2017
Last updated: Sunday 17th February 2019
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Record ID: BERK-5D4CAA
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy biconcial decorated spindle whorl of probable Medieval date (AD 1100 to AD 1450). The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and lentoid in section. Both the upper and lower faces may been decorated with raised mouldings however the designs are hard to discipher; if they are letters then it would read something like MOUIVIRAM / MIGUDOU however they are more likely to be random lines rather than anything considered. The central hole is circular and has an internal diameter of 9.8 mm.
Created on: Friday 10th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th November 2017
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Record ID: SWYOR-470439
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead spindle whorl of Walton-Rogers form C dating from the Medieval period, about AD 1100 - 1600. It is bi-convex with a median band, and one face is more shallowly curved than the other. The faces do not appear to be decorated, but are very worn. The internal aperture is circular and is 7.7mm in diameter. The whorl is 25.2mm diameter, 11.2mm thick, 37.0g.
Created on: Thursday 9th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th March 2019
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Record ID: LIN-432C8B
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead spindle whorl dating to the early Post Medieval period (c. AD 1500-1600). The whorl is biconical in shape with a central moulded aperture measuring 9.74mm in diameter. Both sides of the whorl have the same moulded decoration comprising a series of raised lines radiating out from the central aperture, with a single raised dot in between each line. The object has a light brownish grey patina. As stated by Foreman (2017) when referencing a similar find 'the affinities of this object are with the decorated biconical whorls of the early post-medieval period'. The ove…
Created on: Thursday 9th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 9th November 2017
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Record ID: NLM-324627
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast biconical whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 11mm and moulded decoration comprising the four equidistantly spaced triangular points of a star on either side; the sides meet at a rounded circumferential rim. Patinated. The affinities of this object are with the decorated biconical whorls of the early post-medieval period. Diameter: 28.1mm, Thickness: 13.7mm, Weight: 41.25gms
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 9th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Laceby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-1E68F3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three lead spindle whorls of medieval to post medieval date. 1. Conical, with a flattened top. Diameter: 29.8mm, height:15mm, weight: 70.5g. Central circular perforation expanding from 8.2mm at the top to 12mm at the base. 2. Circular with straight sides and a wide circumferential groove on one face. Diameter: 27.5mm, height: 9mm, weight: 38.5g. Central circular perforation 11.5mm in diameter. 3. Circular with straight sides. Diameter: 19.5mm, height: 13mm, weight: 27.4g. Central circular perforation 10mm in diameter.
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
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Record ID: WREX-1B9FDD
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead-alloy spindle whorl, dating from the medieval period (AD1200-1500). The whorl is biconical in shape with moulded decoration on both sides. On one side the decoration comprises one raised band running round the edge of the whorl with a decorative band comprising 6 pellets interspersed with cross (X) shapes. The decoration is similar but with 8 pellets and less clearly defined cross shapes. The central perforation has an internal diameter of 9.7mm.The outer edge of the whorl is damaged.The whole object has a powdery, white patina. Diameter: 32.81mm; thickness: 7.76mm; weight: 34.8g
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hampole', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-084F7E
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast cylindrical whorl with a moulded aperture of diameter 10.7mm, and with ill-defined moulded decoration on one side; the other bears shrinkage lines, suggesting the object was cast in an open mould. The decorated side bears vague traces of radial lines and probably pellets, and seems to be derived from the scheme favoured for biconical whorls. One of these, or a copy thereof, may have supplied the master from which this was made. The metal retains a grey tint. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600. Diameter: 29.8mm, Thickness: 11.2mm, Weight: 49.35gms
Created on: Monday 6th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-C51A4A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete medieval lead alloy bi-conical spindle whorl with a central circular perforation, with a probable date range of c. 1066 - 1500 AD. The spindle whorl has a rough light grey patina and is in relatively good condition although the surface is worn and marked. One face is decorated with a moulded zig-zag pattern; the other face appears to have been decorated but the design has been completely obscured by wear. A dark shiny patch on this face marks where the spindle whorl has been damaged post-deposition. The spindle whorl is triangular in section. The edge around the central perfo…
Created on: Friday 3rd November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-C4F2C9
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete medieval lead alloy spindle whorl with a circular perforation, with a probable date range of c. 1066 - 1500 AD. The spindle whorl has a rough light grey patina and is in relatively good condition although the surface is worn and marked. The upper and lower faces are decorated with a moulded dot and line pattern. The spindle whorl is very flat in aspect and the outer edge is very pronounced, given the spindle whorl a trapezoidal section. The diameter of the spindle whorl is 29.25mm and the diameter of the perforation is 12.31mm. The thickness of the spindle whorl is 10.42mm an…
Created on: Friday 3rd November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: NMS-B3A3A8
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Saxon to post-medieval lead plano-convex spindle whorl with a severely battered convex surface. Some material has been lost. Diameter 30 - 32mm. Thickness 6.5mm. Hole diameter 9mm. Weight 33.96g. 11th - 16th century.
Created on: Thursday 2nd November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 2nd November 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-B2F05E
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular lead alloy spindle whorl, bi conical in section, with a pale grey patina. It is almost complete, with a ridged line running around the outer perimeter which is slightly chipped away in places. It is decorated on both faces with different free form designs composed of raised lines forming figure- of -eight loops and interlacings, with a crude shape on either face that maybe interpreted as a figure with arms that extend into the design, and possible pseudo runic elements, with figures that could be interpreted as a letter 'W' and an 'O'. If not entirely fictional and imitativ…
Created on: Thursday 2nd November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beeston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-B2EBA9
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete lead alloy spindle whorl with a central circular perforating hole which could date anywhere from the Iron Age to the post-medieval period (c.800 BC - 1800 AD). The spindle whorl is circular in plan and rectangular in section, having two flat faces on top and bottom. It is of a slightly uneven thickness however. The spindle whorl has a rough light grey patina apart from two small patches of shiny grey where it has been scraped post-deposition. With no diagnostic features such as decorative pattern, it is unfortunately not possible to date this object more precisely. The diamet…
Created on: Thursday 2nd November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-B2A7DE
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete medieval lead alloy bi-conical spindle whorl with a central circular perforating hole, with a probable date range of c. 1066 - 1500 AD. The spindle whorl has a rough grey patina and is in relatively good condition; the surface is marked and worn but the decorative motif is still clear. On one face decoration consists of two lines of raised circles and the other face is decorated by vertical lines in relief extending from the inner to the outer edge; a piece has been broken off this face. The diameter of the spindle whorl is 25.86mm and the diameter of the perforation hole is …
Created on: Thursday 2nd November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: WMID-873261
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead or lead alloy bi-convex decorated spindle whorl, of Medieval dating (1100 - 1450 AD). The spindle whorl is sub circular in plan, and lentoid in cross section. The upper face has been decorated with a large number of raised pellets, arranged in an approximate circular pattern. Diagonal lines, like petals (with an inner triangle and outer border) have been placed in between the pellets, in a rough chevron style pattern. The lower face exhibits rounded petals within a border, with a pellet ring at the base. A small raised rim is present around the edge of the s…
Created on: Tuesday 31st October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 31st October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-8628EE
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead or lead alloy flat decorated spindle whorl, of probable Medieval dating (c. AD 1100 to AD 1450). The spindle whorl is sub circular, with a flat cross section. Both the upper and lower faces have been decorated with raised decoration. Both faces have a raised border around the edge. One side has a four pointed star with pellets inside and between each point. The other face has a five pointed star, with pellets inside and between each point. The central hole is circular in shape and has been cast / set roughly centrally. It has a internal diameter of 8.5 mm. The wh…
Created on: Tuesday 31st October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 31st October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-7174CD
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead or lead alloy bi convex decorated spindle whorl, of probable Medieval dating (AD 1100 to AD 1450). The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and lentoid in section. Both the upper and lower faces may been decorated with the raised decoration. Due to abrasion, the designs are hard to discipher. The central hole is circular in shape and has been cast / set roughly centrally. It has a internal diameter of 10.8 mm. The whorl measures 25.2 mm in diameter, and 9.8 mm thick. It weighs 21.7 g (0.77 oz). The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surfac…
Created on: Monday 30th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Record ID: HESH-E09A9E
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 rim around the edge and also a similar rim around the circumference of the inner hole. The central hole is broadly circular and has been cast / set slightly off centre; it has an internal diameter of 9.2mm. The upper and lower faces are decorated with teh same design - this consists of a six-pointed star (Star of David) arranged around teh central hole wi…
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2017
Last updated: Sunday 17th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wellington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-9C5A2E
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast plano-convex whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 10mm, Walton Rogers form A1. The flat side bears shrinkage lines indicating casting in an open mould. The ample spindle size may suggest an Anglo-Scandinavian date while the mass points to a primary function plying cord. Light nicks on the flat side may represent the addition of tying notches. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 850-1000. Diameter: 27.9mm, Thickness: 14.8mm, Weight: 64.25gms.
Created on: Friday 20th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Blyton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-86454E
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible spindle whorl, as kindly suggested by the finder. Cast annular object with a central moulded aperture of diameter 8.7mm; patinated. Probably cast in an open mould. The spindle size might admit a Middle Saxon date. The object is unusually thin as well as being somewhat irregular in shape for a whorl, so an alternative identification as a weight might be entertained. Suggested date: Unknown, Early Medieval to Medieval, 750-1500. Diameter: 28.6mm, Thickness: 5.9mm, Weight: 19.77gms
Created on: Thursday 19th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 19th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wharton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-760C58
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perforation running through it. Both surfaces are decorated with raised zig-zag lines with raised pellets in each angle. The metal has a mid-grey/white patina and is worn. The spindle whorl is 28.9mm in diameter, 13.7mm thick and weighs 44.8g. The perforation is 9.9mm in diameter. Lead spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post-medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty. Decorated examples are thoug…
Created on: Wednesday 18th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 20th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-5F14B5
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead or lead alloy flat spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD1650). The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and rectangular in cross section. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has been cast slightly off central. The internal diameter of the hole measures 7.8 mm wide. Both the upper and lower faces are flat. Neither face is decorated. The whorl has a diameter of 23.6 mm and is 8.8 mm thick. It weighs 25.4 g (0.89 oz). The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst wit…
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th December 2017
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Record ID: WMID-4AF0F3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A miscast complete lead or lead alloy probable spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD1650). In plan it is sub-circular and sub rectangular in cross section. Both faces has have six moulded raised circular pellets, located around a slightly off centre perforation, with raised rim. The perforation which has an internal diameter of 8.6 mm. The detail is more obvious on more side than the other, with flattening of the design occuring. The whorl has a diameter of 32.8 mm and is 12.2 mm thick. It weighs 67.3 g (2.37 oz). The whorl is of a light to mid grey colo…
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: NLM-47CEA3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast plano-convex whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 6.7mm, Walton Rogers form A1. Patinated. Shrinkage lines on the upper flat surface as made indicates the object was cast in an open mould. The small spindle size may admit a Middle Saxon date while the mass would permit a primary use spinning a fine yarn. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 700-850. Diameter: 21.0mm, Thickness: 9.1mm, Weight: 16.91gms
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Keelby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-3CA9D6
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead spindle whorl of probable medieval date. The object is in the form of a disc with a castellated design with six evenly spaced inward-pointing triangular protuberances on both the upper and lower faces. It has a small cross, which has been cast integrally, between two of the protuberances on one side. It is 32.0mm in diameter, a maximum of 11.5mm thick, the central hole is 10mm in diameter and it weighs 34.0 grams. The whorl conforms to Walton-Rogers form C, and therefore probably dates to c.1000 - 1500AD.
Created on: Sunday 15th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Catton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-22C0F4
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Saxon to post-medieval lead annular spindle whorl, diameter 21.5mm, thickness 6.5mm, hole diameter 7mm, weight 19g, 11th - 16th century. Finder's no. ac793
Created on: Saturday 14th October 2017
Last updated: Saturday 14th October 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-0D32F2
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval lead spindle whorl, circular in plan and D-shaped in section. It is decorated with a radial design on one side and a triangular pattern with central pellets on the other. It is similar to NLM-620692. Patinated. Suggested date 1500-1600. Measuring 27mm diameter, central hole diameter 7mm. Weighing 48.9g.
Created on: Friday 13th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: NMS-0AAF4A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Saxon to post-medieval lead plano-convex spindle whorl. Diameter 22 - 23mm. Thickness 6.7mm. Hole diameter 8 - 10mm. Weight 17g. 11th - 16th century. Finder's no. ac818
Created on: Friday 13th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th October 2017
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Record ID: CORN-F3557F
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead spindle whorl, circular in plan and sub-rectangular in profile and section, with a neat circular hole that is 8.4 mm in diameter. Both surfaces are pitted with circular indentations that average about 1 mm in diameter. These are seen locally on ceramic spindle whorls but lead whorls are not normally decorated in Cornwall, but this find is from Dorset and was found with other Roman artefacts. Experimental work with spindle whorls show that flat and symmetrical examples like this work best for spinning and holding the wool. Bishop (1996) illustrates a flat and pitted lead s…
Created on: Thursday 12th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: DENO-CB97BA
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible spindle whorl. Cast lead, approximately circular in shape. The central aperture varies in size from a 13.4mm circular opening on one side to 20.7mm on the other, making it trapezoid in section. The whole object is also trapezoid in section. Overall, it measures 28.9mm in diameter and 12.3mm thick. It weighs 41.31g.
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
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Record ID: DENO-CA9AD8
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broadly conical, cast lead spindle whorl, more ovoid in shape than round, with a circular, off centre aperture. The object measures 29.6mm x 26.5mm, thickness 10.1mm and the aperture 10.2mm. The object has a D-shaped cross-section. Walton-Rogers dates spindle whorls with a D-shaped cross-section to the early medieval period AD c. 500 - c.1000. Walton Rogers, P, 2009, 'Textile production', pp281-316 in D H Evans and C Loveluck, Life and Economy at Early Medieval Flixborough c.AD 600-1000: The Artefact Evidence (Excavations at Flixborough 2).Oxford/Oakville: Oxbow.
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
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Record ID: WMID-CA9330
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead or lead alloy flat spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD1650). In plan it is sub-circular and sub rectangular in cross section. Both faces has have six moulded high-relief triangles, located around a slightly off centre perforation as decoration at the edge. The perforation which has an internal diameter of 9.0 mm. The whorl has a diameter of 27.8 mm and is 9.3 mm thick. It weighs 20.6 grams. The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in…
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Record ID: DENO-CA619A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular cast lead spindle whorl. Diameter 29.7mm, thickness 13.1mm. With a slightly off centre, circular aperture 10.4mm in diameter. Plain surfaces, broadly rectangular in cross section. Walton-Rogers dates spindle whorls with a rectangular cross-section to after AD c. 900, although they appear in York as early as AD 700. Walton Rogers, P, 2009, 'Textile production', pp281-316 in D H Evans and C Loveluck, Life and Economy at Early Medieval Flixborough c.AD 600-1000: The Artefact Evidence (Excavations at Flixborough 2). Oxford/Oakville: Oxbow.
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
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Record ID: DENO-CA3224
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead spindle whorl, circular in plan, rectangular in cross section, with a central, circular aperture. Diameter 34.4mm, thickness 9.2mm. Central aperture 12.4mm in diameter. Both faces fairly flat and plain. Sides uneven. Walton-Rogers dates spindle whorls with a rectangular cross-section to after AD c. 900, although they appear in York as early as AD 700. Walton Rogers, P, 2009, 'Textile production', pp281-316 in D H Evans and C Loveluck, Life and Economy at Early Medieval Flixborough c.AD 600-1000: The Artefact Evidence (Excavations at Flixborough 2).Oxford/Oakville: Oxbow.
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
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Record ID: DENO-C9F653
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular cast lead spindle whorl. 26.7mm in diameter, 9.7mm in thickness, with a central aperture of 10mm. Weight 36.21g. Both surfaces are fairly flat, with one having a slight lip approximately 2.7mm in from the outer edge. The other face has, what appears to be a series of small, square impressions in the surface around the aperture. Walton-Rogers dates spindle whorls with a rectangular cross-section to after AD c. 900, although they appear in York as early as AD 700. Walton Rogers, P, 2009, 'Textile production', pp281-316 in D H Evans and C Loveluck, Life and Economy at Early…
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
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Record ID: NLM-C93214
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead probable spindle whorl. Cast plano-convex whorl with a moulded central aperture of diameter 7mm, Walton Rogers form A1. Patinated. The small spindle size could admit a Middle Saxon date while the mass would suggest a primary use spinning a fine yarn. The glossing of the surface is especially characteristic of an object which has been in contact with textiles, though it is a characteristic more usually remarked on textile-working tools of bone or antler. If not a whorl - the object is unusually small - possibly a fishing line weight. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 700-850. Diamet…
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Amcotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-B477BF
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast flat-sided discoid whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter c.10mm, Walton Rogers form B. The lower side as cast is particularly rough in its texture. Patinated. The ample spindle hole may suggest an Anglo-Scandinavian date. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 950-1100. Diameter: 30.6mm, Thickness: 6.2mm, Weight: 31.20gms
Created on: Monday 9th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 9th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Amcotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-7802AE
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Late Saxon to post-medieval lead spindle whorl in very badly battered condition, probably cylindrical. Diameter c.24mm, thickness c.11mm, hole diameter 8mm, weight 30g. 11th - 16th century.
Created on: Friday 6th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 6th October 2017
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Record ID: NLM-7522B4
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead probable spindle whorl. Cast flat-sided discoid whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter c.13mm. One side bears moulded decoration comprising crossing lines moulded in low relief; the other side is slightly concave with an upstanding rim. The object is either miscast or torn and subsequently partially melted. Patinated. The linear decoration recalls that of early post-medieval whorls. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600. Diameter (estimated): 35mm, Width (as found): 47.1mm, Thickness (rim): 6.9mm, Weight: 22.58gms
Created on: Friday 6th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 6th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wharton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-6445F8
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete stone spindle whorl or weight dating from c. AD43 - 1700. The object is circular in plan and sub-rectangular in cross section. Slightly off centre is a circular perforation with an internal diameter of 6mm. Each face is undecorated. Dimensions: 35mm in diameter, 5mm thick, 11.40g Other examples of stone spindle whorls which have been recorded on the PAS database include LVPL-AABBA5, LVPL-6A74D6, BUC-3BBC64, GAT-2277ED, GAT-21FCD2 and HESH-1B967F. Spindle whorls were used from the Roman through to the Post-Medieval period. Egan (Egan G. 1998 The Medieval Household D…
Created on: Thursday 5th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 12th October 2017
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Record ID: NLM-620692
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible spindle whorl, as kindly identified by the finder. A mis-cast plano-convex whorl with central moulded aperture of diameter 8.8mm, and with poorly copied probably radial decoration on its convex side, which includes a gap where metal has failed to fill the mould. The upper surface bears traces of pellets. Patinated. This may be a homemade copy of a decorated biconvex whorl, an early post-medieval type. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600. Diameter: 26.2mm, Thickness: 12.6mm, Weight: 34.29gms
Created on: Thursday 5th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wharton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-619852
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy spindle whorl of probable medieval date (AD c. 1100 - 1500). The object is bi-conical in shape and decorated on both faces with raised pellets and lines. The central perforation is 11 mm diameter. The object has a creamy white patina Leaden spindle whorls have been found in a wide range of contexts and are difficult to date. However the pelleted decoration suggests a later medieval date. Diameter 27 mm, thickness 10 mm. Weight 28.4 g
Created on: Thursday 5th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
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Record ID: NMS-4DE203
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Late Saxon to medieval flattened plano-convex lead spindle whorl or weight with central perforation - diameter 21-2mm, height 10mm, hole diameter 8.5mm, weight 22.39g. 11th - 14th century.
Created on: Wednesday 4th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 4th October 2017
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Record ID: NMS-4DA1EA
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Late Saxon to medieval flattened conical lead spindle whorl or weight with central perforation - diameter 26-7mm, height 7mm, hole diameter 8mm, weight 21.45g. 11th - 14th century.
Created on: Wednesday 4th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 4th October 2017
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Record ID: NLM-393B43
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast plano-convex whorl with a [now] off-centre moulded aperture of diameter 10.3mm; bearing brown patina or staining overall. The slightly concave appearance of the convex side when viewed in profile may suggest this object to have been cast using one half of a biconical whorl as a master to make an open mould. The eye of faith may discern faint relicts of a decorative scheme of radial lines and a prominent rim, both features of that early post-medieval object class. The production of a 'half' whorl would have enabled its use to spin a fine yarn. Suggested date: P…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wharton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-390FB4
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast thin cylindrical whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 11mm, Walton Rogers form B. Patinated. The ample spindle size may suggest an Anglo-Scandinavian date while the mass would commend a primary function plying cord. Shrinkage on one face suggests the object was cast in an open mould. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 950-1100. Diameter: 36mm, Thickness: 8mm, Weight: 67.34gms
Created on: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wharton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-38C107
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast whorl of cylindrical form with a central moulded aperture of diameter 9.5mm, Walton Rogers form B. Shrinkage lines on one side suggest the object was cast in an open mould. Patinated. The ample spindle size may suggest an Anglo-Scandinavian date. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 950-1100. Diameter: 27mm, Thickness: 10.1mm, Weight: 41.48gms.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wharton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-25D5DD
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead early-medieval to post-medieval spindle whorl (AD c.500- c. 1700). The object is roughly conical, but quite flat. Both faces are decorated with irregular patterns of raised straight lines. The lines on the conical face resemble letters and may be pseudo script, possibly suggesting that the person who carved the mould was illiterate but attempting to write letters. The central perforation is circular and measures 9.7 mm in diameter. Overall, the spindle whorl measures 34.3 mm in diameter and 7.8 mm thick. It weighs 35.50 g.
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2017
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
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Record ID: DENO-D0AED4
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy spindle whorl or loom weight of probable medieval date.It is circular in plan and conical in section with a flat base. All surfaces are undecorated and have an uneven pale grey patina. The central perforation is 9 mm in diameter. Overall diameter at the base is 23 mm. Height is 9 mm. Weight is 24.7 g
Created on: Thursday 28th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th December 2017
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Record ID: DENO-D064FD
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy biconical spindle whorl, probably of medieval date. Both surfaces are decorated with sets of incised lines at alternating angles. The central perforaton is 9 mm diameter. Lead alloy spindle whorls are difficult to date as the same basic design was in use for a long period. The decorative style is consistent with others recorded on this database and assigned a medieval date. cf SWYOR-A34CA5, LVPL-DDE0C3 Diameter 28 mm, height 17 mm, weight 45.8 g
Created on: Thursday 28th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th December 2017
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Record ID: NMS-CC2B43
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Saxon, medieval or post-medieval lead spindle whorl, plano-convex with central perforation. Diameter 29mm, thickness 8.5mm, diameter of central perforation 11.5mm, weight 36.95g. 11th - 16th century.
Created on: Thursday 28th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 28th September 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-CB8F92
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A ceramic spindle whorl, probably dating from the Late Roman period and made from a sherd of an East Sussex Ware vessel.
Created on: Thursday 28th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 19th June 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-A65164
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Early medieval lead alloy spindle whorl, 30mm in diameter, 8mm thick, with a weight of 56.12 grams. The whorl is circular in form and rectangular in cross section, it is undecorated and its central hole has an internal diameter of 12mm. The form and internal hole fit Walton Rogers type B, dating the object from 900-1200.
Created on: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th January 2019
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Record ID: NLM-A55351
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 10.6mm; patinated overall. This is probably a homemade version of the biconvex decorated type of whorl ascribed to the early post-medieval period; indistinct traces of faint radial ribs may appear on one side only, possibly the result of secondary recasting using another homemade whorl as master, but probably one taken from a decorated original. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600. Diameter: 25.5mm, Thickness: 15.4mm, Weight: 36.16gms
Created on: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tetney', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-A51202
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 biconical shape. It is decorated with lines and pellets on both sides. The internal diameter of the whorl is 10mm. The object has a rough dark grey and red-brown patina. 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: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitegate', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-A50334
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 conical shape. It is decorated with lines and pellets on the raised side. The internal diameter of the perforation is 10mm. The object has a rough grey patina on one side with flecks of brown. 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: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitegate', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-A4E0D9
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 biconical shape. It is decorated with vertical lines on both sides. The internal diameter of the whorl is 10mm. The object has a rough mid-white patina on one side which turns more of grey on the other side. 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: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Utkinton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-A46415
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 biconical. It is decorated with lines and pellets on one side. It is assumed the pattern would be the same on the other side. The internal diameter of the whorl is 9mm. The object has a rough mid-white patina on one side and a light brown patina on the other. 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: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Utkinton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-A43328
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead alloy spindle whorl, 26mm in diameter, 15mm thick, with a weight of 43.97grams. The whorl is circular in form and bi-conical in cross section. It is decorated on both faces with raised lines forming a zig zag pattern seprated by a solid central ridge. It has a central hole, 11mm in diameter. The whorl fits Walton Rogers type C.
Created on: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-A40C8D
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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 rectangular in cross-section. It has a large central circular perforation with an internal diameter of 11mm. The upper face is decorated with moulded lines forming cross-hatching. The opposite face of the object is flat and undecorated. The object has a light white patina and is in good condition. Similar examples of 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 medi…
Created on: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-A23E36
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval lead alloy spindle whorl, 25mm in diameter, 10mm thick with a weight of 37.87grams. The whorl is circular in form and rectangular in cross section with a central hole, 11mm. in diameter. It has no obvious decoration but has a pitted surafce. The form fits Walton Rogers type B, dated to the later Early Medieval period.
Created on: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-67C0CA
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval, cast, lead alloy biconvex spindle whorl. Both faces are decorated but one is damaged and worn, therefore difficult to interpret, but seems similar to the other face. There is a raised line around the outer edge and each face has a raised zigzag line forming a six pointed star. However, the pattern is disrupted by another raised line running through the pattern. Each triangle formed by the zigzag contains from one to three pellets. Diameter 33mm Weight 35.31g Central hole max diameter 9.8mm.
Created on: Saturday 23rd September 2017
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: HESH-3F7076
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 rim around the edge and also a similar rim around the circumference of the inner hole. The central hole is broadly circular and has been cast / set slightly off centre; it has an internal diameter of 8.2mm. The upper and lower faces are decorated but poorly preserved; both have a similar design of irregularly spaced radiating ribs. The spindle whorl is a …
Created on: Thursday 21st September 2017
Last updated: Sunday 17th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pitchford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-268FA1
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead spindle whorl, bi-convex with central perforation. Both sides decorated in counter-relief with the remains of multiple radiating rays on one face and rays and pellets on the other face. Diameter 28mm. Thickness 15mm. Perforation diameter 9mm. Weighing 53.24g. A broadly similar example was excavated from an early 16th-century context at the Augustinian Friary, Leicester, complete with its wooden spindle (Mellor and Pierce 1981, 139-40, fig.51 no.71).
Created on: Wednesday 20th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th September 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-FE0C5F
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A decorated lead alloy spindle whorl. It is biconvex in side view. Both sides have have six large pellets with a raised line in between. The design appears to have been cast. The central hole is oval (max diameter12.3mm). The whorl is slightly oval in plan indicating that it may have been distorted at some point. The patina is a light grey. Date is probably Medieval, the form matches Walton Rogers Class C, which she dates to 1100 onwards. Diameter oval 29/25.5mm Thickness 8.8mm Weight 30.43g
Created on: Monday 18th September 2017
Last updated: Sunday 21st January 2018
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Record ID: WREX-FBF257
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead-alloy spindle whorl, dating from the medieval period (AD1200-1500). The whorl is made up of a central biconical body with moulded decoration. There is a raised band running around the centre of the object and around the central perforation. On both the top and bottom of the whorl is decorate with a zig-zag.The whorl has been squashed giving and internal perforation measurement of 12.95mm by 6.48mm. Length:23.6mm; width: 17.7mm; thickness: 17.8mm; weight: 26.9g
Created on: Monday 18th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Halkyn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-EF451E
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy spindle whorl of Unknown date (c. 43-c. 1800). The spindle whorl is circular in plan and is hemi-spherical, domed at the top and flat on the underside. A central hole has parallel sides and is 8.0mm in diameter. This spindle whorl is greyish buff with a coarse surface. Diameter: 23.5mm; thickness: 8.0m. Weight: 24.27g. Plain spindle whorls and weights were cast locally in lead from the Roman period onwards and are hard to date precisely although most are late Medieval or post-Medieval.
Created on: Monday 18th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BDA549
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead alloy weight, probably a spindle whorl dating from the 13th-15th century AD. The weight is circular in shape awith a central hole for the spindle. It is roughly rectangular in cross-section, with very worn surfaces. However, both sides are inscribed with almost floral lettering. Prof Elisabeth Okasha from University College Cork write this report on the object: Spindle whorl Examined 10 November 2017 Description The circular spindle whorl is complete and undecorated except for the texts and the enclosing margins. It measures c. 3 cm in diameter, c. 0.6 cm in thickness, and the…
Created on: Friday 15th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cockermouth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-9464E6
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast whorl with one larger and one smaller flat face and a moulded aperture of diameter 7mm, Walton Rogers form A2. The small aperture size may suggest use with an Anglo-Saxon spindle, while the mass would point to a primary function spinning a fine yarn. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 750-850. Diameter: 15.9mm, Height: 7.9mm, Weight: 8.67gms
Created on: Wednesday 13th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Keelby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-943A2F
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast biconvex whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 10.5mm. One side bears decoration of moulded radial lines; the other, less well defined protrudes to a lesser degree and is undecorated. It is likely this was ineptly cast using a similar whorl as the master for the mould, leaving only a unilateral scheme on the final product. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600. Diameter: 28.7mm, Thickness: 11.6mm, Weight: 46.15gms
Created on: Wednesday 13th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Keelby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-943014
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 10.5mm. Each side bears moulded decoration comprising three concentric ribs, at the outer, inner and central parts of each side, crossed by equidistantly spaced radial ribs. The mass may suggest a primary function plying cord. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600. Diameter: 34.1mm, Thickness: 13.0mm, Weight: 68.48gms
Created on: Wednesday 13th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Keelby', grid reference and parish protected.


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