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WHETSTONE

Unique ID: WILT-DBACE4

Object type certainty: Certain
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Undatable whetstone. It could date to any time between the Iron Age and post medieval, but probably more likely to be post medieval.
It is triangular in section and measures 157mm in length, is max 73mm wide (min 56mm) and max 44mm thick (min 16mm). It weighs c.630g (to the nearest 10g).
There is a worn area on the edge of one face and several deep grooves on both faces. The deepest grooves are at the thickest end, being 2-3mm deep.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 157 mm
Width: 73 mm
Thickness: 44 mm
Weight: 630 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 27th October 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Kingston Deverill (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST8437
Four figure Latitude: 51.132049
Four figure longitude: -2.230041
1:25K map: ST8437
1:10K map: ST83NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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