Labelled sheet showing three finds illustrations of tooled leather or carved wooden dagger sheaths, shown at full-size

Date:
1931 - 1939
Location:
Norham Castle, Norham, Northumberland
Reference:
MP/NOC0090
Type:
Measured Drawing
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Description

Created for page 26 of a Norham Castle guidebook. The two dagger sheaths illustrated to the left of the sheet were excavated at Norham Castle, and the larger sheath to the right was found at Pevensey Castle. The two sheaths from Norham Castle are decorated with a foliate pattern, and the right-hand sheath of the two shown still containing the remains of a dagger, the tang of which can be seen protruding from the top of the sheath. The Pevensey Castle dagger sheath has a more richly-patterned exterior, comprising of a diamond-patterning with fleur-de-lys motifs.

Content

This is part of the Volume: PF/NOC Norham Castle, Northumberland; within the Series: EHC01/022 English Heritage Plans and Measured Drawings; within the Collection: EHC01 English Heritage(EH):Archive

Rights

© Crown Copyright. Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Creator of Archive: H M Office Of Works

Keywords

Medieval Castle