1) The locket was the iron cross-bar of a window to which the glass was attached by small nails.

1355 In mercede fabri facientis pragges et lokats de ferro suo pro fenestris ligendis 8d, Ripon

1379-80 Et in C loketnayles 3˝ d, Ripon

1396-7 In palis et lokytnaylis et aliis necessariis ferri, 4d, Ripon. In 1379, the by-name Johannes Loket was recorded in Thornhill which was a nail-making centre.

spellings locket-nail
places Ripon Thornhill
dates 1355 1379-1380 1379 1396-1397

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