Padlock and key

This is one of two padlocks given to the museum in 1889 with the provenance “Two ancient padlocks with keys found in the demolishing of Larkbeare House, Exeter”. Larkbeare House was built for a wealthy merchant in the 1400s and occupied by cloth merchants until the 1880s. It is uncertain when the padlocks were made, but it is likely they were already at least one hundred years old when they were rediscovered.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
padlock and key
Simple Name
padlock and key
Period Classification
Post Medieval (1500-1750); Georgian (1714-1837)
Family Group

Collection Site Name
Larkbeare House
Collection Town
Collection County
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent

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