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Record ID: HESH-A4D218
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
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Incomplete whetstone of probable Early Medieval or Medieval date (c.800 – 1400). The whetstone is formed from a very fine sedimentary mica rich sandstone or siltstone and bedding planes are clearly visible in the profile. The whetstone is broadly sub-rectangular in plane with slightly tapering sides, and is also sub-rectangular in cross section. The edges are slightly bevelled. A relatively small suspension hole has been drilled in the upper part of the whetstone; this has been achieved by drilling (probably using a bow saw / drill) from both edges which has created an egg-timer shap…
Created on: Wednesday 24th September 2008
Last updated: Wednesday 8th August 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weobley', grid reference and parish protected.

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