York, 22 Piccadilly
Hinge straps
11th century

They both have arms with curved tips at one end. At the other end they have U-shaped eyes which would have swivelled on L-shaped hinge brackets. These hinge straps would have been fitted onto a wooden door. Similar hinges can be seen in 11th - 12th century manuscripts.
Dimensions: L.195 - 200, W. 133 - 45mm

Ottaway, P. and Rogers, N.S.H., 2002. Craft and Industry, and Everyday Life : Finds from Medieval York, The Archaeology of York 17/15
Location and accession details
York Archaeological Trust 1987.2, sf583/5

(Photo: S. I. Hill © York Archaeological Trust)

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