SWYOR-03C3AA: Unknown Whetstone

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Unique ID: SWYOR-03C3AA

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fine grained sandstone cobble which has been used as a whetstone on three faces, of unknown date, Bronze Age onwards (2350 BC - AD 1900). The stone is fine grained and is a pale yellow grey colour. It is rectangular in plan, sub-rectangular in cross-section and has rounded ends. One long face is extremely worn; polished and concave. The two neighbouring long faces are also polished, but not as much. It is 140.7mm long, 52.5mm wide and 43mm thick. 612g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa 2350 BC
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 140.7 mm
Width: 52.5 mm
Thickness: 43 mm
Weight: 612 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 3rd November 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3004

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Rochdale (Metropolitan District)
District: Rochdale (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Littleborough Lakeside (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD9518
Four figure Latitude: 53.65846593
Four figure longitude: -2.07713345
1:25K map: SD9518
1:10K map: SD91NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Standing water

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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