The Carlton-in-Lindrick Knight

Bassetlaw Museum1150/1250

British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

This object is likened to the Lewis chess-knights; chess-pieces found on the Isle of Lewis and now in the British Museum and National Museum of Scotland. However, it may have actually been fixed to a larger object. Both reflect the style of arms and armour used in the 11th century, though probably date to the 12th century. The Carlton-in-Lindrick Knight was found by a metal-detectorist in 2004 and recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme (SWYOR-D37EE5).


  • Title: The Carlton-in-Lindrick Knight
  • Creator: Bassetlaw Museum
  • Date Created: 1150/1250
  • Physical Dimensions: 49.75 x 37.25 x 16.15 mm
  • Provenance: Found in the district of Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire
  • Registration number: 2006.1813
  • Material: copper-alloy
  • Copyright: Bassetlaw Museum

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