Find Spot record MDR5745 - Roman lead spindle whorl(s), Nottingham Road, Codnor

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Full Description

Roman lead spindle whorl dug up in allotments 1953. (1) Found by a pupil of the late Dudley Searson, a school teacher at Codnor. The spindle-whorl was accepted as Roman by Prof. Richmond. A lead 'nozzle' was found at the same time and is probably contemporary. (2) The present whereabouts of the spindle-whorl was not established. The 'nozzle' - probably another, cruder spindle-whorl - is in the possession of Mr W Steeples, Heanor UDC Rating Officer. The area indicated comprises a number of allotment gardens on a southern slope - nothing of significance was seen. The finder was not traced. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Corr. letter (S. O. Kay, 3.6.54).
  • <2> Personal Observation: F1 WW 30-OCT-59.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F2 WW 02-NOV-59.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SK 4240 4919 (10m by 10m) (Centre)
Civil Parish CODNOR, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE

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  • EDR755

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Record last edited

Jul 8 2013 4:01PM

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