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Record ID: HESH-2E225F
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete axe head formed of a coarse grained igneous rock dating from the later Neolithic date (3000-2000 BC). The axe has been knapped and pecked into shape although the surface is heavily weathered. The rock from which it is made is a mid-brown fine grained igneous - possibly a diorite with significant inclusions of elongated rectangular black crystals - possibly biotite of hornblende. There is considerable mid orange staining across the body of the axe and this maybe as a result of the burial environment - possibly indicating deposition within soils that are iron rich or have…
Created on: Monday 19th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd January 2019
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Record ID: HESH-F6D795
Object type: DOOR FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A dressed rectangular block of mid yellow coloured coarse micaceous sandstone -the upper surface has been carved and a irregular worn oval shaped depression is present. This form of artefact is often called a pivot stone or door / window hinge stone and acts as a relatively crude pivot in historic buildings. The stone has been heavily abraded in the soil and most of the surfaces are irregular. Dating artefacts such as these is difficult - it is most likely to be later medieval or post medieval (1400 - 1750) The fragment measures: 74.0mm length, 82.1mm width, is 43.7mm thick and …
Created on: Wednesday 19th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 6th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingsland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-F6464A
Object type: ROOF SLATE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two relatively thick fragments of stone (slate) roof tiles formed on a mid-grey coloured micaceous silt stone with clear banding / bedding planes. The upper surface of each of the tiles has a neatly cut cross with wedge shaped terminals. Both the crosses have been cut by hand using a small cold chisel with the profile of the cut being distinctly wedge shaped. The presence of the crosses has been noted on other roof tiles and probably represents either a local 'roofers / masonary mark' or a local tradition of cutting crosses into roofs as a sign of protection / superstition (stopping t…
Created on: Wednesday 19th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 6th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingsland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-1B967F
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Eardisland History and Heritage Group Eardisland Excavation 2013 Site Summary: Finds made during excavation of a single trench 16m x 1.25m across crop marks on cultivated land. Site number: RHYD 13 Context number:004 Description: A stone spindle whorl of Iron Age date (100 BC - 43AD). The spindle whorl is circular in plan with one edge being especially flattened There is a circular shaped hole set slightly off centre. It was made by drilling from each side. It is likely that this would have been done with a bow drill and sand, which acts as the abrasive. The cent…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Last updated: Friday 2nd June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eardisland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-D7E322
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A nearly complete hone or whetstone of undetermined date, probably Medieval or later but an earlier date should not be ruled out. The stone is angular, with five irregularly arranged facetted, flat edges. The stone is formed from a grey, coarse grained grit/sandstone. The side surfaces are coloured surface possibly due to burial conditions or being heated in a fire. The surfaces have fine scratches consistent with metal sharpening. One end has been abraded in the plough soil. The stone is 66mm long and 24mm wide, and 22mm high, it weighs 48.4g
Created on: Wednesday 6th July 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Walford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-9FE98A
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete 'shafthole' adze of Bronze Age date - probably earlier Bronze Age date (2200-1500 BC). The implement is broadly a flat oval in profile and has a single perforation through the flat faces. The perforation has a hour glass profile charactersitic of having been pecked from both sides. It seems likely that this perforation is not central to the axe. The pebble has fractured across the perforation, and this half is broadly rectangular in plan with a rounded, tapered end. There are some heavily patinated chips in the end suggesting it may have been used as a hammer or mace. Th…
Created on: Friday 4th September 2015
Last updated: Monday 23rd November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Much Marcle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-216050
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete pecked, ground, and polished stone axe / axehead of probable Neolithic date (3500-2100 BC). The axe is worked from a mid greenish grey coloured igneous rock, with large (between 0.5 and 3.5mm) black, grey, and white coloured angular inclusions. There are also a series of prominent black coloured veins that meander across the polished surface of the axe. The source of the stone is unknown - but it most resembles an Olavante dolerite. This rock could be knapped and worked in a similar way to flint to form tools. The axe is irregular in plan and broadly oval in cross secti…
Created on: Tuesday 12th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Longtown', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-DA3AAE
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A siltstone spindle whorl of probable Roman to later Post Medieval date (43 - 1700 AD). The spindle whorl is sub-circular in plan. There is a pierced hole through the whorl that has been placed in the centre and is straight. The hole measures 8.1mm in diameter. The whorl is undecorated and the edges are worn and slightly abraded in places. The outer edge is slightly bevelled. The whorl is a light brown colour. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and as such are very difficult to date precisely without other evidence (such as pottery). The regularity of the pierced hole w…
Created on: Wednesday 25th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 23rd October 2017
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Record ID: HESH-1A49A1
Object type: ROOF TILE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a siltstone roofing tile of probable post medieval date (18th/19th century). The tile is broken into two parts, with a thick channel or groove running along the one edge which is 11.4mm wide and 9.9mm deep. The tile is broadly rectangular in plan with a rectangular cross-section. It is a mid grey green colour. The tile measures 115.3mm wide, 169mm long and 17.5mm thick. It weighs 387 grams.
Created on: Thursday 13th March 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 21st May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leintwardine', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-215F62
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A stone perforated object of probable Mesolithic to Neolithic date. The artefact has been made from a light greyish-brown quartzite pebble and is sub-oval in plan, with a lenticular cross section. The extent to which this form is natural (i.e. river worn), or has been achieved through deliberate grinding, is uncertain. The surfaces bear several shallow scratches, some of which may be contemporary with the production of the piece, others possibly being the result of post-depositional damage. Near the centre point of each of the two convex surfaces there is a circular depression, the…
Created on: Friday 7th December 2012
Last updated: Thursday 3rd July 2014
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Record ID: HESH-F68E44
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large fragment from a knapped, ground and polished stone axehead of later Neolithic date (2900-2100 BC). The axe is knapped from a dark grey black volcanic tuff. This rock type is formed from compressed volcanic ash and has a fine grained composition; there are no signs of inclusions within the exposed fresh surface, but the axe is very heavy for its size possibly suggesting large iron content. The broken edge is a much lighter colour to the polished surfaces. Tuff is found in Britain and Ireland in a band that runs down the Irish Sea from the Lake District (the Langdale's source Gr…
Created on: Monday 19th December 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd May 2012
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Record ID: HESH-7832C2
Object type: MORTAR (VESSEL)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete late medieval mortar carved from coarse Devonian sandstone dating from the later medieval or early post medieval periods (c. 1350 - 1600 AD). The mortar is broadly circular in plan and sub-rectangular in profile. The mortar itself has been carved from a single block of stone. The base of the mortar is smooth and relatively flat. The rim is complete and there is no evidence of a runnel or similar pouring spout. Around the upper edge of the mortar are four lobed projections. These are set at broadly 90° to each other. From above these form a relatively simple clover leafed s…
Created on: Tuesday 13th December 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 26th September 2017
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Record ID: HESH-6C7041
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A ground and polished stone pendant of uncertain / unknown date c. 3500 BC - 1950 AD). The pendant is formed from a fine grained volcanic tuff (pers comm. Lockett) which is a mid grey - black colour with relatively no inclusions, as such it is well adapted for flaking, grinding and polishing. The pendant is broadly sub-rectangular in plan and section; it tapers win thickness and width toward the upper edge, which is pierced with a relatively circular hole. This hole has been drilled from two sides and the cross section of it is hour-glass shaped. The interior of the hole has marked sc…
Created on: Wednesday 20th July 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 8th August 2012
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Record ID: WAW-33A024
Object type: WHEEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worked stone hub probably from a toy wheel, probably of Post Medieval to Modern dating (16th to 19th Centuries AD). The hub is sub circular in plan, and sub rectangular in cross section. It has been made from a fine grained mica rich sandstone. It has a central drilled perforation (hole) through the centre of the object, with an internal diameter of 6.19mm. There are a total of eight drilled impressions, regularly spaced around the edge of the object. It has been suggested that these would have been the sockets for the spokes of the wheel. The internal diameter of these impres…
Created on: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
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Record ID: WMID-A01443
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A prehistoric stone axe of probable early Neolithic date. The axe has been made from a fine grained igneous rock, dark grey in colour with fine white inclusions. The axe has been manufactured by chipping and grinding. The chipping is predominantly associated with the lateral edges and the butt of the axe. The blade has been formed through grinding of the body of the axe. The axe is fairly crude and not nearly so finely finished as some Neolithic axes. This may perhaps indicate that it was intended to be purely functional and not intended to be used as a status symbol. Damage to the bl…
Created on: Thursday 17th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 17th June 2010
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Record ID: NARC-99EBD1
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Mesolithic notched flake. The notch is on the left lateral edge of the flake when held with the dorsal side facing. The notch was created with a blow from the dorsal surface and followed up by retouch from the same side. There is also evidence for retouch at the distal end of the flake. This may have allowed the flake to be used as a scraper as well as a notched tool, though it would also have made the flake more comfortable to hold whilst the notched section was being used. The flake is approximately one third cortical, with most of the cortex at the proximal end on the dorsal s…
Created on: Thursday 29th October 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-99BE95
Object type: POT BOILER
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A burnt stone used for cooking. It is a rounded pebble of red granite, clearly subjected to fairly intense heat as it is covered with cracks. Normally such objects are largely undatable, however, given that this was found in the general area from which a number of flints of Mesolithic date have been found, there is a strong possibility that this stone was utilised during the Mesolithic period.
Created on: Thursday 29th October 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-966482
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two pierced stone water worn pebbles of unknown date or function. The two pebbles are of differing sizes but each have a single pierced hole which is perforated diagonally from one edge to the other. Both holes differ in size and do not seem to be drilled, in that there profile does not conform to the usual (egg-timer) shape. There also seems to be little wear on the holes. It has been suggested by the finder that they may be beads and this is a possibility, the discovery of them together also increases the likelihood of this idea. Pebble 1 measures 22.7mm length, 13.8mm width, is 1…
Created on: Tuesday 12th May 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Madley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-277E48
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but damaged knapped, ground and polished axe-head of probable later Neolithic date (2900-2100 BC). The axe is knapped from a mid grey buff volcanic tuff. This rock type is formed from compressed volcanic ash and has a fine grained composition with infrequent crystalline inclusions. Tuff is found in Britain and Ireland in a band that runs down the Irish Sea from the Lake District (the Langdale's source Group VI), County Antrim (Ireland), through North Wales (Graig Lwyd Group VII), and into Cornwall and Devon (Groups XVI and IV respectively). Volcanic tuff is similar to flint…
Created on: Thursday 20th September 2007
Last updated: Friday 15th May 2015
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Record ID: HESH-EA3123
Object type: BRICK
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Regular mud-stone nodule used and shaped into a brick (ceramic building material) of probable Roman date (100-350 AD). The nodule is a similar size to the other examples (HESH-EA0F18 ) and found at the same site. It is broadly sub-rectangular in both plan and cross section. It is formed from a fine grained silt or mud stone which is mica rich. It is a uniform grey colour with a slightly powdery surface. There is evidence of mortar or other similar compound on both the upper and lower faces of the nodule suggesting it had been used in a wall or building. The mortar has decayed to a mid-…
Created on: Monday 17th September 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leintwardine', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-FC0576
Object type: ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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Carved architectural element / corbel carved as a stone head of probable medieval date (1200 - 1550). The stone head is carved from a block of light yellow - cream coloured limestone or possibly a very fine grained sandstone. A small area has an orange coloured iron staining probably due to the nature of the burial environment. There are also a number of brown coloured areas of mortar adhering to the face of the carving. The stone head has been reused, but was at one point buried. It is currently mortared over a doorway of a brick barn, probably built in the 1850’s to the model farm …
Created on: Monday 25th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-BEE631
Object type: ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Carved decorative architectural stone, probably a small section from a window or possibly a door frame of probable medieval or early post medieval date (1350- 1600 AD). The piece of carved limestone is broken at both ends but has been evenly dressed on three of the four faces. The fourth face has been decorated with a series of parallel vertical ribs which are broadly C shaped in cross-section. The fragment measures 190mm in length 240mm width, is 150mm deep. The fragment was not weighed. The quality of the images associated with this record are not of the usual high standard expec…
Created on: Friday 22nd June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-BE93E7
Object type: MORTAR (VESSEL)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Carved stone mortar of probable medieval or early post medieval date (1250- 1600 AD). The mortar is incomplete and broadly circular in plan and sub-rectangular in profile. It measures 370mm in diameter 200mm high and weighs 27 Kilograms. The mortar itself has been carved from a single block of stone, probably either a coarse limestone or possibly a gritstone. The outer face of the mortar has a large number of small angular dish shaped peck marks present. These are most evident on the lower part of the outer edge and on the large rib shaped lugs. On the edge of the outer face of the …
Created on: Friday 22nd June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Madley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-792474
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, but damaged, knapped (?), and ground axe head of probable later Neolithic date (2900-2100 BC). The axe is knapped from a mid brownish green black igneous rock, possibly a Gabbro. This rock could be knapped in a similar way to flint to form tools. However, the composition of the rock which forms the axe head is different to that of the majority of stone axe heads from the period. The axe head also has a thin seam of softer material probably a pyroxene inclusion. Pyroxene is common as an inclusion in many igneous rocks but is not often found in stone axe heads. The presence o…
Created on: Wednesday 25th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-E487F2
Object type: MOULD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Carved sub-rectangular open stone mould for the production of lead tokens of probable post-medieval date (1500-1700). The stone has been carved into a roughly sub-rectangular block with slightly angular sides. It measures 76.4mm in length, 69.5mm width, and is 33.9mm thick. It weighs 378 grams. The stone used to make the mould is ‘a very fine sandstone with large quantities of mica within it’. Similar types of sandstone are found locally across both Herefordshire and Shropshire (pers. comm. Daniel Lockett). All the faces, apart from the top, are roughl…
Created on: Monday 2nd August 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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