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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

Castles

Metal spoon, Cruggleton Castle

Period:
Medieval
Description:

The pointed, leaf-shaped bowl of a copper spoon.  Fragments like this give us a glimpse of domestic life in a Medieval castle.

 

Cruggleton Castle is located on a cliff top overlooking Wigtown Bay.  It has been an important power base for thousands of years and excavation has shown that the site was occupied in the Iron Age, the Dark Ages and again in the Medieval period.  It was one of the centres of the Lords of Galloway.

Place of Discovery:
Cruggleton Castle
Materials/Media:
Copper
Dimensions:
Length: 55mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 2008.5.8
Digital Number:
SMAH 089
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council
References:
Ewart, G. 1985. Cruggleton Castle - report of excavations 1978-1981. Transactions of the Dumfriesshire & Galloway Natural History Society, Dumfries.