ESS-634051: A fragment of whetstone of uncertain date.

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Unique ID: ESS-634051

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of whetstone of uncertain date. The object is roughly rectangular in shape with breaks at both ends. There are traces of use on one side and one edge, indicated by a series of diagonally scored lines. The object is a mid-dark grey in colour.

Although the function of the object is quite clear, due to its incomplete state it is difficult to give it an accurate date, though is likely to be Medieval or later (AD1100-1800).

Dimensions: length: 43.29 mm; width: 8.77 mm; thickness: 4.28 mm; weight: 3.47g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.29 mm
Width: 8.77 mm
Thickness: 4.28 mm
Weight: 3.47 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr B Paites
Identified by: Mr B Paites

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Chelmsford (District)
Parish or ward: West Hanningfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL7000
Four figure Latitude: 51.67304766
Four figure longitude: 0.45714235
1:25K map: TL7000
1:10K map: TL70SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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