DEV-6E49A1: Greywacke Whetstone of unknown date

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Unique ID: DEV-6E49A1

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete whetstone of uncertain date and of a fine, greywacke sandstone. Rectangular in plan and sub-rectangualr in profile, the fragment terminates in worn breaks at either end. Due to abrasion to either face of the stone, in profile the whetstone tapers from 19.3mm wide at one end to 13.7mm at the other, with the narrowing being pronouncedly concave at one end and becoming more gradual below. This is more prominent on one face than the other.

Dimensions: length 50.5mm; width 21.8mm; thickness 19.3mm; weight 29.03g.

Whetstones were in use from the Bronze Age onwards, and without a secure archaeological context or characteristic features only a very general date range can be suggested.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa 2400 BC
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 50.5 mm
Width: 21.8 mm
Thickness: 19.3 mm
Weight: 29.03 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2010 - Saturday 29th July 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge
Secondary identifier: Dr Roger Taylor

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019266

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: North Devon (District)
Parish or ward: South Molton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SS7025
Four figure Latitude: 51.0096489
Four figure longitude: -3.854426
1:25K map: SS7025
1:10K map: SS72NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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