SLATE

Unique ID: BERK-C1D811

Object type certainty: Certain
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A small fragment of slate engraved with vertical and double horizontal lines, forming what appears to be a type of table. There are rounded dots that look like they are part of this table but they are actually natural indentations in the slate. This slate was probably part of a writing slate, in use in schools and work places from the later 18th Century. Writing slates were available in various designs, some being lined, other divided into squares and some even with maps on them. This slate may have been used for accounting or mathematics in the school or the workplace during the Victorian period.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MODERN [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Dimensions and weight

Length: 21.87 mm
Width: 14.06 mm
Thickness: 2.44 mm
Weight: 1.5 g
Quantity: 1

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Decoration style: Linear [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Fragment [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Modern: Writing slate

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Oxfordshire
District: South Oxfordshire
Parish: Chalgrove

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6396
Four figure Latitude: 51.659263 Four figure longitude: -1.090623
1:25K map: SU6396
1:10K map: SU69NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening [scope notes]
General landuse: Other[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Garden[scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

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Created: Sunday 25th July 2010
Updated: Sunday 25th July 2010

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