DOR-2205A5: 2205A5. Probable late medieval to post medieval whetstone

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WHETSTONE

Unique ID: DOR-2205A5

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A fragment of a whetstone. It is square sectioned with a break at either end. One end flares out and has a long, central groove on one face. The opposite face has an angled groove at the other end. A fine grained, laminated, micaceous siltsone or mudstone. Date: Not closely datable, but probably Medieval to Post Medieval - 12th to 18th century Dimensions: 44.76 mm x 31.93 mm x 20.31 mm Weight: 42.52 g Weight: 8g

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 44.76 mm
Width: 31.93 mm
Thickness: 20.31 mm
Weight: 43.52 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 25th August 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Gussage All Saints (Civil Parish)

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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