Record Details

NHER Number:35146
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval/post-medieval apple corer


In 1999 a medieval/post-medieval apple corer made from bone was recovered from here. It survived in good condition and was nicely polished.

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Grid Reference:TL 627 948
Map Sheet:TL69SW

Full description

September-October 1999. Stray Find.
Found at a depth of 4ft [1.2m].
1 medieval/post-medieval apple corer made from bone, probably the metapodial (lower leg bone) of a sheep. In very good condition, the lower edge is curved and still sharp; abovbe this it is semi-circular in section with the front open. About one-third is left wit the flat front of the bone still in situ; this is engraved with a six-pointed star, rather badly done. The very top of the corer has the natural two rows of four points. Nicely polished. Two of these were found in excavations in Norwich (S1), both from 17th-century contexts, but they may have had a wider period of use.
Identified H. M. Geake (NCM).
K. Hinds (NLA) 25 February 2000.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CORER (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Monograph: Margeson, S. 1993. Norwich Households. The Medieval and Post-Medieval Finds from Norwich Survey Excavations 1971-78. East Anglian Archaeology. No 58. Nos 758-759.

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