|Context||Material||Quantity||Weight (g)||Description||Approx. date|
|1123||Wood/copper alloy/iron composite||1||34||Hinge fragment of folding wooden ruler, in very fragile and fragmentary condition, markings at 1/16″ intervals. Dimensions: 74mm by 38mm by 5mm.||19th/20th century|
|1012||Copper alloy||3||<2||Copper-alloy pin in 3 fragments, head heavily corroded. Dimensions of largest fragment: 12.5mm; shank <1mm diameter.|
Cox 1996, 55-7.
|1111||Worked bone||1||2||Fragment of worked bone comb, 2-sided, fine teeth to 1 side, coarser teeth to other, bone highly polished, tapered to either side. Full width survives. Dimensions: 43.5mm by 19mm by max. breadth: 2.5mm.|
Gutiérrez: 2007b, 795. See Figure 72.
|16th/17th century onwards|
|1138||Worked bone||1||4||Tiny polished bone brush, with 18 holes for missing bristles. Probable child's toothbrush. |
Gutiérrez 2007b, 796; and Marcia Cosby pers. comm., Kent Brush Co. See also Egan and Henig 1984, 229-30. See Figure 71.
|Late 18th century onwards|
|1138||Worked bone||1||14||Polished bone toothbrush handle, head missing, stamped, 'LONDON'. Edges are bevelled, handle is slightly curved along its length, and in form resembles an elongated ovoid shape. Dimensions: 115mm long by 14mm max width by 5mm broad.|
See also SF 4.
|Late 18th century onwards|
|1138||Copper alloy||1||<2||Straight-sided thimble, machine-made from 1 piece of sheet metal, by 'deep-drawing process' introduced in 18th century, has machine-applied regular pits, flattened top, and beaded rim. Top is slightly fractured. Dimensions: height: 20mm by max. diameter: 17mm by diameter at top: 10mm.|
Allen 2008, 15.6.
|18th century onwards|
|1138||Shell||1||<2||Large, circular, mother of pearl button, with 4 machine-made holes and a raised rim. Dimensions: diameter: 21mm by 1mm thick.|
White 1977, 71-5.
|Probable 19th century date|
|1138||Shell||1||<2||Laminated mother of pearl fragment, probably part of a button. No perforations visible. Dimensions: 21mm by <1mm thick. See SF 7.||Probable 19th century date|
|1138||Copper alloy||1||<2||Small hook, made from thin copper-alloy wire. Dimensions: 36.5mm long by 1mm diameter.||Undated|
|1138||Worked stone||1||10||Spherical stone marble. Diameter: 15mm.|
For stoppers from Codd bottles, see Talbot 1974, 50-4.
|1138||Copper alloy||1||<2||Loop junction and fragment of domed back of copper-alloy cuff-link, heavily corroded and very fragile. Dimensions: 19mm by 16mm by 4mm.|
Read 2010, 128; Cox 1996, 56. See Figure 70.
|Late 17th century onwards|
|1138||Copper alloy||1||10||Oval bowl of 19th/20th century base metal spoon, handle missing. Dimensions: 82mm long by max. width: 28mm.||19th/20th century|
|1138||Lead||1||80||End fragment of lead piping, formed from rolled sheet of lead, with flared end, somewhat compressed, possibly fractured at one end. Possibly forms 'collar' from end of lead pipe. Dimensions: 50mm long by max. external diameter: 35mm, internal diameter: 22mm.||Undated|
|1136||Iron||1||836||Probable strap hinge, composed of two pieces of iron, nail holes visible in both horizontal and vertical components. Horizontal 'strap' is tapering, with rounded end. Vertical component is rectangular. Dimensions: 425mm long; length of vertical component: 197mm. Max. width of strap: 70mm.||Undated|
|1136||Iron||1||306||Tapering iron spike, rectangular in section, head heavily corroded/concreted. Dimensions: 284mm long by 30mm max width.||Undated|
|1095||Copper alloy||3||<2||1 complete pin with corroded, spherical head; |
2 fragments of second pin, also with spherical head.
Dimensions of complete pin: 28.5mm long; head diameter: 1mm.
See SF 2.
|1094||Bone/copper alloy composite||1||<2||Circular, domed button, with turned horn/bone upper, with circular groove in centre and 4 perforations, and heavily corroded copper alloy back. No attachment loop visible. Dimensions: 18mm diameter; thickness (max.): 6mm.|
Read 2010, 111
|1048||Worked bone||1||Unknown||Chunk of animal bone, with truncated external surfaces, probably as a result of either butchery or bone working. Missing. Dimensions unknown.||Undated|
|1098||Copper alloy||1||<2||Pin fragment, with missing head. Dimensions: 13mm long; diameter: 1mm. See SF 2.||Post-medieval|
|1094||Copper alloy/composite||1||6||Heavily corroded small copper-alloy object; most exterior surfaces obscured by mineralised deposit. Probable button.|
Needs X-ray. Dimensions: 23mm by 22mm by 15mm.
|1094||Copper alloy||1||8||Heavily corroded copper-alloy disc, with mineralisation obscuring original form. Probable button. Dimensions: 30mm max. diameter; max. thickness: 12mm.||Undated|
|1094||Copper alloy||1||16||Flat, circular disc, very heavily corroded, with mineralisation adhering. Probable coin. |
Needs X-ray. Dimensions: 32.5mm max. diameter; max. thickness: 6mm.
|1060||Silver||1||14||Sterling silver half-crown, dated 1915. Reverse shows crowned shield in garter, obverse shows king's bust, facing left. Diameter: 32mm by <2mm thick. Spink and Son Ltd 2000, 416.||1915|
|1060||Plastic/bakelite||1||6||Decorative knop with internal screw thread and grooved panels on exterior, showing stylised foliage. Cylindrical form suggests possible light-pull. Dimensions: 32mm long by 12mm external diameter; internal diameter: 7mm.|
Ref: Wikipedia entry for Bakelite.
|1181||Worked bone||1||<2||Fragment of polished bone comb, fine teeth (stubs only) to 1 side, coarser teeth to other. Comb tapers to either side (as SF 3). Dimensions: 30mm long by 26mm wide by 1mm max. breadth. See Figure 73.||16th/17th century onwards|
|1035||Copper alloy (bronze)||1||2||Small bronze coin, corroded, inscription barely legible. Reverse shows Britannia seated, with date, '1873'. Obverse shows Victoria (bust) facing left, with hair in bun. Dimensions: 20mm diameter; <1mm thick. Probable bronze farthing. Spink and Son Ltd 2000, 405, no. 3958.||1873|
|1206||Copper alloy||1||<2||Complete copper-alloy pin with spherical head. Dimensions: 29.5mm long by <1mm diameter. Diameter of head: <2mm. See SF 2.||Post-medieval|
|1000||Worked bone/horn||1||<2||Plain, circular worked bone/horn button with central perforation and 2 decorative grooves around rim. 'Central' perforation is slightly off-centre. File marks visible on upper face. Rear shows probable guide marks for positioning of perforation, and circular striations, evidence of lathe-turning. Dimensions: 12.5mm diameter by 1mm thick. See SFs 17 etc.|
White 1977, 72-3; Cox 1996, 54.
|1115||Copper alloy||1||<2||Small L-shaped fragment of copper-alloy sheet, with 1 perforation, and 1 faint incised line. Probable off-cut. Dimensions: 21mm by 13mm by <1mm.||Undated|
|1123||Iron||1||156||Possible window/door fitting, consisting of iron bar, with perpendicular circular perforated attachment plate at one end, tapering to a fractured point at the other. Dimensions: 2443mm long by 18mm wide by 6mm deep.||Undated|
|1188||Copper alloy/iron composite||1||12||Large, straight-sided thimble, with domed top, possibly copper-alloy interior, with iron exterior. Pits not visible due to corrosion. Slightly misshapen. Probably for heavy duty work. Dimensions: diameter at base: 16mm (internally), 20mm (externally); height: 26mm; diameter at top: 14mm. See SF 6.||18th century onwards|
|1079||Iron||1||54||Small horse/pony shoe or boot heel plate, heavily corroded, fullering groove visible and possible nail holes to rear. Regularity of form suggests 19th/20th century date (Cuddeford 1994, 22-3). Fullering grooves suggest post-17th century date (Viner 2007, 747). Dimensions: 63.5mm by 71.5mm by 5mm thick.||Post-17th century|
|1094||Glass||1||3.3||Colourless fragment from a glass tube with thick walls and a very small cavity, probably from a thermometer or barometer. Length: 37.9mm; diameter: 8mm. See Figure 42.||18th century|
|1123||Worked stone||1||6||Spherical stone marble, slightly flattened on 1 face. Possibly used as a bottle stopper. Dimensions: 15mm diameter. See SF 10.|
Willmott 2007, 774; Talbot 1974, 46ff.
|1136||Aluminium/chrome||1||56||Modern metallic door handle, composed of aluminium or chrome-plated metal, with triangular attachment plate at one end, with 3 perforations for screws. Other end is fractured. Dimensions: 140mm long by 15mm max. diameter.||Modern|
|1136||Iron||3||206||3 fragments of iron strip, all heavily corroded, one slightly curved, one formed of 2 joined strips. Possible barrel hoop fragments or strap hinge fragments. Dimensions: Strip A: 140mm by 39mm by 1.5mm; Strip B: 152mm by 37mm by 8mm; Strip C: 226mm by 34mm by 1.5mm.||Undated|
|1052||Iron||1||172||Cylindrical iron rod, one end flattened and circular, possibly with central perforation, other end is obscured by concretions, but appears to be flattened and paddle-shaped (tip fractured). Possible tool or machine component. Dimensions: 190mm long by 9mm diameter of shaft.||Undated|
|1091||Iron||1||44||Very large octagonal washer/plate with large circular central perforation. Slightly curved. Dimensions: 70mm by 55mm by 2mm. Perforation is 17mm diameter.||Undated|
|100 (U/S) w/b||Enamelled iron||1||270||1 NAAFI white enamelled measuring jug, height: 107mm, diameter of base: 73mm. Calibrated in pints, fl.oz. and 'galls'. Heavily corroded and compressed.||Post-1921|
|100 (U/S) w/b||Electro-plated silver||1||64||1 dessert spoon, electro-plated silver, hallmarked 'G &S', 'S' with motif. Possibly Gilbert and Spurrier Ltd, Birmingham, est. 1886 (http://www.silvercollection.it/). Dimensions of bowl: 75mm by 45mm by 15mm deep.||Post-1886 onwards|
|100 (U/S) w/b||Lead||1||30||1 discoidal lead weight, approx. 1 oz weight, no markings visible, 38mm diameter (1.5ʺ), 2.5mm thick.||Undated, but pre-metrication|
|184 w/b||Shell||1||2||1 mother of pearl button, discoidal, 25mm diameter, with 4 central perforations, slightly raised rim. Likely to be of 19th century date, probably manufactured in Birmingham (White 1977, 71).||Probably 19th century|
|100 (U/S) w/b||Iron||1||Not known||1 billhook blade, with leaf tang handle attachment. Dimensions: 350mm long; blade: 270mm long by 60mm maximum width; tang: 75mm long. Not retained.||Undated|
|100 (U/S) w/b||Wood||1||2880||Large fragment of split timber, notched at one end, one edge roughly squared; dimensions: 820mm long by 50mm thick by 195mm maximum width (60mm minimum width). Not retained.||Undated|
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