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Record ID: LANCUM-0775C1
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Slightly damaged polished stone axehead of Neolithic date (c. 4000 - 2350 AD). The axehead is formed from grey stone, possibly Langdale tuff. The surface of the object has been weathered and is rough and pitted, to a greater degree on one side than the other. The more weathered side is also darker in colour. There is some brown surface accretion on both sides. The object is broadly rectangular in shape with a lentoid section. It widens slightly at one end and narrows into an unsymmetrically curved cutting edge. The other (butt) end is badly chipped and damaged. The object is 153.5mm in…
Created on: Tuesday 31st July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-F41A76
Object type: ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a stone that appears to in the form of a claw. It was found in the River Ribble and is water damaged and may have be natural and sculptured by the water. Having said that it does appear to have been worked and is likely to be either an architectural fragment or a component element of a sculpture. Period unknown but possibly post-medieval. The length is 90mm, the width is 48mm thickness 36mm and the weight 203.25g.
Created on: Tuesday 25th April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 25th April 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-686E06
Object type: AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete though probably unfinished stone axehead probably a roughout of Neolithic date, c. 3500 - 2100 BC discovered below the foundations of a cottage garden wall. The axehead is possibly of the Graig Lwyd Group VII axe - the patina looks the type and the white speckles on a blue-grey matrix is typical of the rock type or it could be an epidiotised greenstone Group VI Langdale axe. The axe head is trapezoidal in plan with a pointed ovate section. The surfaces are rough with a chip to one side of the butt edge. The unpolished nature of the object suggests it was not properly finishe…
Created on: Monday 13th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: IARCH-10B068
Object type: GAMING PIECE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone disc (possibly shale or slate) reported with the coins. Thought to be a counter or playing piece. Smooth faces, square profile edge. From unpublished report by S C Bean. 21mm diameter, 3mm thick
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lathom', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-FF4A27
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably a whetstone dating from the early medieval period. The object is roughly rectangular in shape and has a rectangular cross section. The surface on one side is rougher than on the other three sides which are very smooth. There are two parallel 'cuts' around the top part of the object which is where a string may have been attached to it. There is no evidence of a perforation.
Created on: Friday 10th January 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 5th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carnforth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-066250
Object type: CREMATION
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A heavily water worn piece of limestone, possibly from a limestone pavement and therefore not in situ. The 'antler' like protuberances could have been useful for working stone tools. Associated with a cremation probably human from a Bronze Age cairn. The length is 100mm, and the width is 55mm and the thickness is 60mm.
Created on: Tuesday 17th December 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
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Record ID: LANCUM-BEEAB4
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Bronze Age chert thumbnail scraper from a heavily worked tertiary flake. The ventral side shows a bulb of percussion and almost parallel, but slightly flared scars radiating from the centre to the rounded end. The ventral side is slightly concave towards the rounded end which shows evidence of significant retouching. The sharper end retains a very small area of cortex. There is evidence of retouching around all edges. All faces and edges have a very polished appearance. The chert is very dark, being almost black, with minute brown inclusions very similar to chert lithics found at Mar…
Created on: Monday 14th October 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brockhall Scar Woods', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2E67E5
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mesolithic to early Bronze Age worked white quartz or quartzite scraper. Its overall plan is D shaped, with the straight edge being the working edge. Due to the nature of it crystal structure, this material is hard to date from its working. As it bears a similarity to a D shaped scraper, it would be reasonable to assume that its most likely date of manufacture was late Neolithic to early Bronze Age. Dating to between c7000 to c1601 BC, probably to between c2700 and c1601 BC. The length is 10mm, width 10mm, and the thickness 5mm.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd July 2013
Last updated: Monday 28th October 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wycoller', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAKL-0418E3
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Oblate hammerstone made from quartzite the surface of which is dark brown. Around the equator is a band of marks left by hammering. On the opposite side of the equator is a smaller battered area. Not datable but probably Prehistoric. 51.6 x 49.6mm diameter x 40.8mm High.
Created on: Sunday 30th June 2013
Last updated: Sunday 30th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Laneshaw Bridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-5E2017
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A 'Marles Wood' black chert core, possibly late Mesolithic to early Neolithic. The colour is almost black with numerous mid brown speckled inclusions. There is evidence of 5 large flakes having been struck laterally from the sides and evidence of a smaller flake having been removed from near the top of one of these. There is also evidence that a flake has been removed transversally from both the top and bottom of the piece. The base still retains a light grey cortex with a small 'vein' of iron stain. The colour and texture of the chert is typical of other examples found at the same lo…
Created on: Wednesday 29th May 2013
Last updated: Monday 14th October 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salesbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-8E6687
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large spherical rock of uncertain function or date. It is possibly a projectile of some sort or possibly a hammerstone but there are no features to identify its use with any certainty.
Created on: Tuesday 7th May 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 12th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Heysham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-E7C543
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Light grey flint tool, probably late Neolithic. Striking platform visible. Ventral side is slightly concave with prominent bulb of percussion at proximal end. Multiple flaking to dorsal side to create a curved blade profile with most of dorsal ridge having been removed and micro-touching along full extent of two main edges. Grey colour with slight blackening at proximal end, with some lighter inclusions throughout. Blade is incomplete having been snapped at distal end in antiquity. Length 25mm, Width 15mm, Thickness 4.5 mm. Weight 2g.
Created on: Wednesday 17th April 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pendle Hill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-9CFBE3
Object type: ANVIL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably an early Bronze Age anvil stone dating to between c2100 and c1500 BC.. It reminiscent of the Early Bronze Age anvil stones from a smiths grave at Lunteren in the Netherlands; see http://1501bc.com/page/rijks_museum_oudheden/0214038.JPG. It is incredibly heavy for its size (too heavy for the finds scales) and shows evidence of continual impacts that appear deliberately placed. It is as likely that the anvil was used in the production of gold items, as well as copper alloy objects. The iron staining on the face of the stone is probably due to a close encounter with a plough at …
Created on: Friday 8th March 2013
Last updated: Friday 22nd January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dinckley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-13D1D8
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Nearly opaque, pale grey grading to white, worked quartz or quartzite. It has probably been made by working a pebble removed or eroded out of the native millstone grit. The shape of the tool has been formed with 5 major flakes and a number of smaller ones. Two of the edges have been retouched by microflaking. The edges remains sharp. It was possibly mounted at the end of a stick, bone or similar. The photograph has been taken so that the two retouched edges are pointing up. The unusual choice of knapping material, given the local abundance of good quality chert, may have accorded this…
Created on: Tuesday 5th February 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 6th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ratten Clough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-73AF48
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark grey chert tool, probably Bronze Age. A more or less round shaped thumb scraper showing flaking to all edges of dorsal face. Dark grey with no inclusions. The ventral face is largely flat. Dorsal face has a pronounced hump at one side Length 22mm, Width 20mm, Thickness 8mm, Weight 3g.
Created on: Tuesday 11th December 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wiswell Moor', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-A57C42
Object type: MICROLITH
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Tiny piece of vitrified worked black stone. Possibly chert or a form of Arran pitch. It's faces are completely covered in striking scars and it appears to be a late Mesolithic microlith. It was recovered from an old hearth eroding out of the bank of the River Lune, east of Caton. It measures 7x5x2mm and dates from between c8300BC & c2900BC. Weighs approx 0.05grms.
Created on: Thursday 2nd August 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd July 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Caton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-8122B4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone weight or spindle whorl of Iron Age to Medieval date. It is oval in shape with a circular hole through the centre.
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 12th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Heysham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-9F84F0
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone chisel, probably rhyolite possibly originally derived from Cheshire. A great deal of care has been taken in its manufacture. The shaping at the rear of the tool suggests it was made to be mounted at the end of a bone, antler or piece of wood. Dating between c8300 and c4500 BC, probably Mesolithic. Some waste flakes were found close by (LANCUM-9F98D5). It measures 31mm in length, 16.5mm in width, 8mm in thickness and weighs 6.2grms.
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 8th August 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salesbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-1DF390
Object type: PENCIL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey Slate Probable Pencil. Turned rod of slate; a tapered end bears smoothing on four opposed faces and a rounded end. Residual turning lines appear at this point. The rod becomes thicker beyond a stepped edge to the 'point', which confers a slightly bullet-like appearance. Broken. Suggested date: Modern, 1800-1900. Length: 28.1, Diameter: 5.6mm, Weight: 1.33gms.
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2012
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2013
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Record ID: LANCUM-F11D53
Object type: WALL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Group of stones from a foundation wall which is probably Roman adjacent to and probably associated with Kirkham Roman Fort discovered during the construction of a pond. The wall line was approximately 30cm wide made up of small stone cobbles with no stones visible in the surrounding top and sub-soil. The stones are irregular sized and shaped ranging in size from 15cm x 10cm to 8cm x 5cm. The stones are sub-rounded consisting of limestones, sandstones and Ironstone with traces of iron pan concretions around some of the stones. A fragment of wall plaster was also discovered but not reta…
Created on: Monday 18th June 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'CARR HILL', grid reference and parish protected.


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