06 MLHG Artifacts Archive

Merriott Local History Group
Digital Archive 2014 –
06. Artifacts Archive

This list

06_02 Village Finds Day and Timeline, Part 1
Event details, compiled retrospectively from newspaper reports

06_03 Village Finds Day and Timeline, Part 2
Details of principal finds with information on how to access the Portable Antiquities database

06_04 Local Commercial and Reward Tokens
Tokens issued by the King’s Head Hotel and All Saints Sunday School

06_05 Witches Black Cats and Daisy Wheels - Apotropaic Etchings
Attempts at keeping evil spirits at bay in a Lower Street cottage

06_06 Labourers' Friends' Society Button
A simple button, unearthed in Merriott, that recalls turbulent times in the English countryside

06_07 Victorian Sluice Gates - Tail Mill
Fascinating examples of Victorian engineering rotting away in the ruins of the former factory at Tail Mill

06_08 Laurel Bakery Mystery Object
A reminder of the last of the village bakeries and its link with a local printing business

06_09 Pennies In A Pot
Pennies fromĀ Heaven Hitchen and round about, found by metal detecting

06_10 Crewkerne Grammar School Memorobillia
Various mementos relating to Crewkerne Grammar School

06_11 Merriott Mouldings Early Products
Items associated with the village factory

06_12 Early Mechanisation At Moorlands Farm
Old machinery from the late 1800s, early 1900s found in the derelict buildings of Moorlands Farm in 2012

06_13 The Mystery Of The Holm Oak Bullets
A horde of bullets, unearthed in a village garden

06_14 Winter Warmth And Summer Cooking
A reminder of the domestic heating, cooking and lighting requirements of not so many years ago

06_15 Church Commemorative Plaque
A commemorative plaque left by thieves when they stripped lead from the roof of All Saints Church in 2011

06_16 Horse Tethering Rings, Church Wall
The remains of horse tethering rings embedded in the church wall