HAMP-35FFA8: Undatable whetstone

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Unique ID: HAMP-35FFA8

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An incomplete and undatable whetstone, square in cross-section at one end (c.44x45mm with one damaged corner), sloping on one face and narrowing on those to either side to become rectangular in cross-section and extending c.35mm to the break (43x24mm). The fabric is grey in colour and sandy, with numerous micaceous inclusions and orange-brown fissures to the outside surface (probably iron staining). It weighs 272g (to the nearest 2g) and measures 92.7mm in length.

Whetstones are known to have been used from the Bronze Age onwards and continued to be used for scythes and other tools into the 20th century

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa 2100 BC
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 92.7 mm
Width: 45 mm
Thickness: 44 mm
Weight: 272 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds
Secondary identifier: Mr David Allen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form HMHCT 165

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Fareham (District)
Parish or ward: Sarisbury (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5111
Four figure Latitude: 50.89623576
Four figure longitude: -1.27619367
1:25K map: SU5111
1:10K map: SU51SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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