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Russian Flax and Hemp Bale Seals from

Tilstock and the Shrophire Area

 

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There was a time when the Shrewsbury flax mill was a major employer in Shropshire. Built in 1797 the mill employed 800 men, women and children turning flax into cloth and during the Napoleonic Wars, the mill produced uniforms for British soldiers. After it closed in 1886 the building was later turned into a maltings, to process barley for the brewing industry. The buildings have lain empty since the maltings closed in 1987. The restoration of this Shropshire heritage site has entered its final stages, due to be completed by summer 2021. Historic England said the project has received a 1m funding boost from Shropshire Council which said the regeneration would give a "massive boost" to the town.

 

 

 

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 Flax Bale Seals from Tilstock, Whitchurch.

(46 seals found to date with 1 seals awaiting upload as of 12th September 2021) 

 

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The Tilstock Seal Field (by Philip Taylor)

The field shown is the Tilstock seal field located by Philip Taylor while his wife, Karen Taylor, is currently liaising with the Whitchurch Heritage Centre staff who are looking into the Tilstock Rope Makers. When the French stopped flax coming into the UK during the Napoleonic War, Tilstock started producing its own flax locally which led to the Rope and Twine Manufacturing being set up. Once the blockade had finished flax growing stopped locally but the  manufacturing continued requiring the purchase of Russian Flax to continue its operations. Hence the seals found.

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Inspectors and Posts

 for Tilstock

 

Blue is Flax -- Green is Hemp

(There are no hemp seals here)

 

  Babanov.A       1788  70

  Bocharov.F      180?  22

  Chelpanov.S     1794  46

  Cherntsov       1783 231

  Chugankov       1786  ??

  Gurov.A         1818  52

  Kozlov.E        1801  65

  Kozlov.E        1815  65

  Kuchkov.Ya      1793  62

  Larionov.V      1777  39

  Mesnikov.P      1788  13

  Nevedomov.F     1778  51

  Nikiforov.G     1793  71

  Pirozhnikov     178? 182

  Pirozhnikov     1786 425

  Pirozhnikov.E   1781  41

  Pirozhnikov.V.A 1788   2

  Poyadavsh.L     1782  40

  Primakin.T      1790  21

  Rastrepaev.I    1793  73

  Sanin.A.N       1790   5

  Shchipochev.A   1787  12

  Shchipochev.A   1794  12

  Shel'kov.T      1796  51

  Soloukhin.D     179?  45

  Soloukhin.D     1794  45

  Tarasov.I       1788  72

  Timofeev.S      1787  34

  Ul'yanov.S      1796  10

  Varzov.S        1793  14

  Venednkh.V      1802  52

  Zaitsov.V       1796   9

  ????            1792  ??

  N33             1758  33

  N50             1759  50

  

 

Posts / Inspectors / #

for Tilstock

 

   2 Pirozhnikov.VA IDS 2465

   5 Sanin.A.N      IDS 2459

   9 Zaitsov.V      IDS 2442

  10 Ul'yanov.S     IDS 2462

  12 Shchipochev.A  IDS 2431

  12 Shchipochev.A  IDS 2457

  13 Mesnikov.P     IDS 2314

  14 Varzov.S       IDS 2433

  21 Primakin.T     IDS 2319

  22 Bocharov.F     IDS 2370

  33 N33            IDS 0008

  34 Timofeev.S     IDS 2476

  34 Timofeev.S     IDS 2477

  39 Larionov.V     IDS 2453

  40 Poyadavsh.L    IDS 2320

  41 Pirozhnikov.E  IDS 2318

  45 Soloukhin.D    IDS 2467

  45 Soloukhin.D    IDS 2478

  46 Chelpanov.S    IDS 2301

  50 N50            IDS 1544

  51 Nevedomov.F    IDS 2458

  51 Nevedomov.F    IDS 2470

  51 Shelkov.T      IDS 2474

  52 Venednkh.V     IDS 2451

  52 Gurov.A        IDS 2300

  65 Kozlov.E       IDS 2307

  65 Kozlov.E       IDS 2313

  69 Kuchkov.Ya     IDS 2479

  70 Babanov.A      IDS 2302

  71 Nikiforov.G    IDS 2468

  72 Tarasov.I      IDS 2130

  73 Rastrepaev.I   IDS 2466

 182 Pirozhnikov    IDS 2464

 231 Cherntsov      IDS 2463

 425 Pirozhnikov    IDS 2123

  ?? ??????         IDS 2453

  ?? Chugankov      IDS 2475

 

Grower/Owner/Agent Initials

AБ (AB)

СFeK, СFK, CM

DH, ДH (DH)

GH

HP (lig)

ICZ, ИФ (IF), IM

ЛГ (LG)

MC, MM

ПC (PS), ПK (PK),

PB, PH

RP

WLT

ЯС (YaS),

 

  

  A.O = Акционерное Общество

    is a Joint Stock Company with

    Cherntsov as their sole inspector.

 

  B = Badstuben is a refuse grade of

  the top quality Rakitzer flax

  from Drujaner & Coupland regions

 

 

  Д= D= Desyatnik (Customs Officers)

 

  H = N = number. H51 is number 51 post.

 

  12H is 12 clean flax plants in the bale.

 

  K = Krown is high grade long fibre flax

  12K is 12 Krown flax plants in the bale,

 

  ЛД = LD = L'nyanoy Dosmotr

   = Flax Inspector

 

  NP means tax was paid on a flax bale

  to the Customs in St Petersburg,

  possibly via Narva  (but it does not

  mean it was shipped from Narva Port`

IDS
2123

ДE = DE
ПИРОЖНИКОВ:
(PIROZHNIKOV)
H425

NP
??12K
1786
(
anchor)

425
post
(flax)

Philip Taylor
North Shropshire

IDS
2124

quartered

+ shield with

6/6/-/- pellets

9K

C.M

Baltic States
 Krown

flax

Philip Taylor
North Shropshire

IDS
2126

quartered

+ shield with

1/1/1/1 annulets

12K

G.H

Baltic States
 Krown

flax

Philip Taylor
North Shropshire

IDS
2128

quartered

+ shield with

5/5/-/- pellets

12K

W.L.T

Baltic States
 Krown

flax

Philip Taylor
North Shropshire

IDS
2129

X crossed keys
empty bits, small
round bow, grade 1,
B = Badstuben flax

blank

Baltic States
Not Riga
(flax)

Philip Taylor
North Shropshire

IDS
2130

ЛД = LD
И.ТАРАСОВ
(I.TARASOV)
H72

WK
IM12K
1788

72
post
krown

flax

Philip Taylor
North Shropshire

IDS
2300

ЛД = LD

А.ГУРОВЪ
(A.GUROV)
H52

NP
ИФI2H
1818

52
post
(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2301

ЛД = LD

С.ЧЕЛПАНОВ
(S.CHELPANOV)
H46

NP
ЯСI2H
1794

46
post
(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2302

ЛД = LD

А.БАБАНОВ
(A.BABANOV)
H70

NP
IFFI2H
1788

70
post
(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2307

ЛД = LD

Е.КОЗЛОВЪ
(E.KOZLOV)
H65

??
HP9K (lig)
1801

65
post
(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2313

ЛД = LD

Е.КОЗЛОВЪ
(E.KOZLOV)
H65

NP
PF12H
1815

65
post
(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2314

ЛД = LD

П.МЕСНИКОВЪ
(P.MESNIKOV)
H13

NP
BCI12H
1788

13
post
(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2318

ЛД = LD

Е.ПИРОЖНИК:
(E.PIROZHNIKOV)
H41

NP
IMI2H
1781

41
post
(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2319

ЛД = LD

T.ПPИMAKИ
(T.PRIMAKIN)
H21

NP
PBI2H
1790

21
post
(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2320

ЛД = LD

Л.ПОЯДАВШ
(L.POYADAVSH)
H40

NP
ПCI2H
1782

40
post
(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2322

Cross quartered
+ shield with
4/4/-/- annulets

12K
C.M

12K
Krown

flax

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2431

ЛД = LD

А.ЩИПОЧЕВ

(A.SHCHIPOCHEV)

H12

NP

DH12H

1794

12
post
(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2433

ЛД = LD

С.ВАРЗОВЪ
(S.VARZOV)
H14

NP

CFeK12H

1793

14
post
(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2442

Л:Д = L:D

B:ЗAИЦOBЪ

(V.ZAITSOV)

H:9

NP

RP12K

1796

9

post
(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2451

Л:Д = L:D

B:BEHEДHХ

(V:VENEDNKH)

H52

NP

ЛГ12H

1802

52

post
(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2452

Л:Д = L:D

B:ЛAPIOHOBЬ
(V:LARIONOV)
H39

NP

DH12K

1777

39

post
krown

flax

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2453

unreadable

NP

MC12H

1792

??

post
(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2456

Cross quartered
+ shield with
5/5/-/- pellets

ПK
12K

Baltic States
Krown

flax

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2457

ЛД = LD

А.ЩИПОЧЕВ
(A.SHCHIPOCHEV)
H12

NP

CFK12K

1787
(anchor)

12

post
krown

flax

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2458

ЛД = LD

Ф.НЕВЕДОМ
(F.NEVEDOMOV)
H51

NP

ДH12H

1788
(anchor)

51

post
(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2459

ЛД = LD
A.H.CAHИHЬ
(A.N.SANIN)
H5

N.P

ICZ12H

1790

5

post
(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2462

  ЛД = LD

С:УЛЬЯНОВ

(S.UL'YANOV)

H10

NP

MM12H

1796

10

post
(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2463

AO = AO*

ЧEPHЦOBЬ

(CHERNTSOV)

H231

NP

PH12K

1783

231

post
(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2464

ДB = DV
ПИРОЖНИКОВ:
(PIROZHNIKOV)
H182

NP

MM12K

178?

182

post
(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2465

ЛД = LD
BA:ПИPOЖHI
(VA.PIROZHNIKOV)
H2

NP

HP12K

1788

2

post
(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2466

ЛД = LD

И.PACTPEПAEB

(I.RASTREPAEV)

H 73

NP

AK12K

1793

73
post

(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2467

ЛД = LD

Д.COЛOУXИ

(D.SOLOUKHI)

H45

NP

BCI12H

179?

45
post

(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2468

ЛД = LD
Г.НИКИФОРO
(G.NIKIFOROV)
H:71

NP

DH12H

1793

71
post

(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2470

ЛД = LD
Ф.НЕВЕДОМ
(F.NEVEDOMOV)
H51

NP

EHF12H

1799

51
post

(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS

2472

Cross quartered
+ shield with
5/5/-/- pellets

IF.H
12K

krown
flax

Eddie Vine
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS

2473

Cross quartered
+ shield with
4/4/-/-annulets

C.M
12K

krown
flax

Michael Bull
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2474

   ЛД = LD

Т.ШЕЛЬКОВ
(T.SHEL'KOV)
H51

NP

ЛГ12K

1796

51
post

(flax)

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2475

   ЛД = LD

ЧУГАНКОВ
(CHUGANKOV)
H??

NP

IH12H

1786
(anchor)

51
post

krown flax

Philip Taylor
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2476

ЛД=LD
С.ТИМОФЕЕВ
(S.TIMOFEEV)
H34

NP

IGH12H

1787
(anchor)

34
post

(flax)

Michael Bull
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2477

ЛД=LD
С.ТИМОФЕЕВ
(S.TIMOFEEV)
H34

NP

IGH12H

1787
(anchor)

34
post

(flax)

Michael Bull
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2478

ЛД = LD

Д.COЛOУXИ

(D.SOLOUKHI)

H45

NP

MM12H

1794

45
post

(flax)

Michael Bull
Tilstock
Shropshire

IDS
2479

ЛД = LD

Я.КУЧКОВЪ
(Ya.KUCHKOV)
H62

NP

ПC12K

1793

62
post

krown flax

Michael Bull
Tilstock
Shropshire

             
             
             
 

IDS

08

N

33

NP

AN12HS

1758

33

post
(flax)

Coinage Britannia

Whitchurch

Shropshire

IDS
1544

N

50

WK
AN9PK
1759

50
post
(flax)

Suzanne Carr
Shropshire
WK Wilma Krown
PK Picked Krown

IDS
2370

ЛД = LD
Ф.БOЧAPOB
(F.BOCHAROV)
H22

NP
AБ12H
180?

22 post
(flax)

Shropshire
             
             
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NOTES:- CHRISTIAN SYMBOLS.  IDS 2457,  seal has an anchor base under the date.   Some seals have an unusual crescent shape under the date. It is really the flukes of a ship's anchor wherein the Christian Growers/Owners of the flax or hemp anchored  their faith in Jesus Christ. This can be seen on the crosses of the Russian Orthodox Church. It has nothing whatever to do with Islam.  The Grower, Owner, Agent of these seals (see initials) was a Christian, but not necessarily the Port Inspector.

      See Christian Symbols here.

    

    http://www.peacehavens.co.uk/BSSYMBOLS.htm

    http://www.peacehavens.co.uk/BSCRESCENT.htm

    http://www.peacehavens.co.uk/BSFISHKEY.htm

Cyrillic Alphabet
A=A, B=V, Б=B, C=S,

Ч=CH, Д=D, E=E, И=I, 

Ё=O, Э=EH, Ф=F, Г=G, 

H=N, K=K, Л=L, M=M,

O=O, Ө=F,Th. П=P, Р=R,

Ж=ZH, Ш=SH, Щ=SHCH, 

T=T, Ц=TS, У=U, Ю=YU,

Я= YA, ѣ=YE, Х= KH, З = Z,

Ы = Y, Ь Ъ=' ", Э = E, І =I,

 Ѣ = E, Ѳ= Th, Ѵ = I

 

 

The PeaceHavens Project

 About PeaceHavens - This database is an ongoing project involving the daily finding and identification of Russian Lead Flax Bale Seals from the old disused 18th/19th century Flax Mills of the Industrial Revolution in the UK.    For many decades in the 18th & 19th centuries, Russia was by far the world's greatest exporter of these flax stems via Archangel, Konigsberg, Kronstadt, Libnau, Memel, Narva, Pernau, Revel, Riga, St Petersburg, Tilsit, Windau and Great Britain was Russia's major customer. Every bale of flax stems was fastened together with a lead seal by a quality control inspector. After retting the discarded stems of the flax with seals still attached were prized as fertilizer by local farmers and were spread onto the land mixed with night soil manure. The field shown is the Tilstock seal field located by Philip Taylor while his wife, Karen Taylor, is liaising with the Whitchurch Heritage Centre who are looking into the old Tilstock Rope Makers. When the French stopped flax coming into the UK during the Napoleonic War, Tilstock started producing the flax locally which led to the Rope and Twine Manufacturing being set up. Once the blockade had finished the growing of flax stopped but the rope manufacturing continued and would have required the purchase Russian Flax to continue its operations. Hence the seals found here.
 

  

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