York, 16-22 Coppergate
Heddle cradle
Late 11th - early 13th

Oak. This object comes from a horizontal treadle loom. It has a projection from the centre of one side and is pierced by three circular holes, one at each end and the other below the projection.
Dimensions: L.219, W.55, T.14mm

Bibliography :
Morris, C.A., 2000. Craft, Industry and Everyday Life: Wood and Woodworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York, The Archaeology of York 17/13, 2335-6, 6654
Walton Rogers, P., 1997. Textile Production at 16-22 Coppergate, The Archaeology of York 17/11, 1763-6
Location and accession details
York Archaeological Trust 1976-81.7, sf3509

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

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