York, 16-22 Coppergate
Roof shingle
Late 12th - 13th century

Oak. It is made from a rectangular board of which the top is rounded. The top is also pierced for the peg which would have held it in place on the roof.
Dimensions: L.204, W.65 T.10mm

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, 2365-8, 9054
Location and accession details
York Archaeological Trust 1976-81.7, sf3094

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

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