BERK-C1D811: Modern: Writing slate

Rights Holder: Oxfordshire County Council
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Unique ID: BERK-C1D811

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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


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MODERN

Dimensions and weight

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Decoration style: Linear
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Chalgrove (Civil Parish)

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
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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