Horseshoe 14th century

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Horseshoe 14th century

Iron horseshoe, discovered at the Beer Quarry Caves site in Devon in 2007, believed to be the oldest horseshoe found in the West Country. Possible remnant of a period when 80 horse drawn wagons were employed at the quarry, hauling stone.

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  • 1. At 19:06 on 8 February 2011, cpoyeah wrote:

    Though this horseshoe is some 600 years old I have an older shoe being a Celtic horseshoe which would be about up to 2000 years old. This shoe has been verified by the Reading Museum of Agriculture. As I am a farrier it is very dear to me .

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Probably on site at the quarry


Mid-14th century


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