The Adam Park Project


GS Button

Item Information:

Catalogue Number: 13/15/000 Source: TAPP Archaeology Surveys Location: No13 & 14 Adam Park Report No: Report No.21 Artifact Type: Button Production Date: 2013-11-20 00:00:00 Dimensions of Item: 25mm dia Copyright with The Adam Park Project

Other Description:

The most impressive was item 13/15/00 which was retrieved from the side of No.13 in Area 4. This was a 25mm General Service button clearly supporting the Royal insignia of shield and garter with Lion and unicorn supporters. The back of the button was annotated with the words ‘Cooke Bros Ltd’ and ‘Birmingham’ reflecting on the button’s manufacturer and location of the factory.

Historic Context:

As this button type is standard issue for many uniforms it is impossible to associate it with any one particular regiment. Similar buttons have been found across the estate. Buttons of this size and make are normally found on the overcoat or dress jacket and was not commonly found on khaki issue.GS

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