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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-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-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
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-13DF16
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman or Medieval whetstone (orange-reddish sandstone)
Created on: Monday 3rd October 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-8100C7
Object type: ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman architectural fragment from the Roman bath house adjacent to Ribchester Roman fort dating 1st to 4th century AD. The fragment is probably from a structural wall and appears to have a hole purposely drilled in it probably to mount an object or part of the interior furnishing. The length is 38mm, width 26mm and thickness 15mm. The diameter of the hole is 4mm.
Created on: Monday 9th May 2011
Last updated: Friday 20th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'RIBCHESTER ROMAN BATH HOUSE', grid reference and parish protected.


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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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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-941C91
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small stone fragment, possibly the remains of a whetstone. Date uncertain. The surfaces are too worn and damaged to be abolutely certain that this was, indeed, an artefact. It may be natural. It is was a whetstone, the date range would be 2000BC-AD1900, as single stray finds of simple whetstones are notoriously difficult to date.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd February 2011
Last updated: Friday 11th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thornton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-7E7034
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a whetstone, probably dating from the later medieval or early post-medieval period. It was found next to a large cylindrical lead weight (LANCUM-7E78E1).
Created on: Wednesday 27th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 3rd December 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lancaster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-EEB756
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably a Clactonian flint tool, made from creamy-grey flint. Part of the cortex survives near the edge. It is a tool made from the core; marks of secondary and tertiary flaking clearly visible along the cutting edge. From the same field come a further five pieces of flint (flakes) and two pieces of ochre.The Clactonian industry involved striking thick, irregular flakes from a core of flint, which was then employed as a chopper. The flakes would have been used as crude knives or scrapers. The Clactonian Culture is named after a superb collection of Prehistoric material found on a sit…
Created on: Wednesday 7th September 2005
Last updated: Sunday 21st August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bickerstaffe Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM1498
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Stone axehead, very rough feel to surface. Extremely well worked given the hardness of the rock. Slightly expanded mid section, very narrow pointed butt end. Curving, rounded blade end, blade quite sharp-used. Complete. Regular, diminishing, lentoid section. Green and black granulated surface. Igneous, intrusive, very granular, hard rock, probably picrite. Maximum width 54.7mm, minimum width 10.5mm at butt end.
Created on: Tuesday 11th July 2000
Last updated: Tuesday 8th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LANCASHIRE SALTERFORTH', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-05ECD5
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Very small stone axe, probably dating from the Late Neolithic period, i.e. c. 2500-2100 BC. The axe is knapped from a dark grey buff (probably) volcanic tuff or possibly a softer material, i.e. sandstone. The axe is roughly triangular in shape with a straight and unworked blade (although that is difficult to determine because the surface is very worn) and long, shaped side facets. All surfaces are very worn and it is difficult to ascertain what wear marks are older and which are more recent. The material seems quite soft and (possibly) unusual for making a stone axe since even narrower…
Created on: Thursday 24th April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lancaster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-61CFB7
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Neolithic stone axehead of Langdale Type, finished and polished. It has a curved cutting edge and slightly tapering sides to a thin, broad butt which shows some damage (cracks and dents) on the smooth, polished surface, resembling a cracked egg shell. The axe was made from dark/light grey/beige stone, probably a fine-grained volcanic tuff from Great Langdale but lacking the characteristic facets down its sides. Compared to other Langdale axes, at only about 13.5cms it is a fairly short example of that type.
Created on: Tuesday 25th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-E4D5E7
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Large Langdale axe made from greenish-grey sandstone, butt end damaged and blade end missing. Surfaces very finely shaped and smooth.
Created on: Tuesday 25th October 2005
Last updated: Tuesday 8th October 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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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-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: 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: 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-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 BC). The axehead is formed from grey stone, probably 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: Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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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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