Gunter’s chain talley

Photo: Dyfed Archaeological Trust CC By SA2.0
Object type: Tag
Period: Post Medieval
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 18/07/2017
Location: Vale of Glamorgan


A chain measuring 22 yards and divided into 100 links was designed by English clergyman Edmund Gunter in 1620 to accurately measure land. A tag was attached at every 10 links. The three points of this tag indicate that it was the marker for 30 links.