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    • Created after: Sunday 1st January 2012
    • Created before: Monday 2nd July 2012
    • Primary material: Stone

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Record ID: YORYM-B28324
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two complete beehive quern stones tops of Roman date. The stones are domed with a fluted upper surface and central perforations. Both stones appear to have side perforations though these are extremely worn on one. Unmalted grain would have been poured into the vertical central perforation while the stone was turned by a handle projecting from the side perforations. The upper stone was held in place over the lower stone by a bridge or rynd of wood or metal - frequently iron - which is likely to account for the iron plug in one of these examples. Quern stones have been used since th…
Created on: Wednesday 27th June 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 27th June 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bridlington', 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: SWYOR-96E960
Object type: ANIMAL REMAINS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fossilised oyster shell (probably Gryphaea , commonly known as a Devil's Toenail), dating from the Jurassic period. The fossil may have been curated during in an archaeological period, or may be naturally occuring. They are so common near Scunthorpe, that they appear on the town's arms. In the 17th and 18th centuries, they were believed to be a cure for arthritic joints.
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2012
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SWYOR-890AF2
Object type: GAMING PIECE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A group of fifteen smooth and rounded stone pebbles which could have been used as gaming counters. They vary in colour from grey through buff to pink. They were all found in one area of one field, but it remains a possibility that they are a natural river gravel deposit. The site is a known Early Medieval one, so if they are archaeological, an Early Medieval date is suggested.
Created on: Monday 25th June 2012
Last updated: Monday 23rd June 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-82DDB3
Object type: PENCIL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a stone (slate) pencil probably dating form the 19th century. This would have been used for writing on slates. It is a circular sectioned rod, broken at one end and tapering to a point at the other. The break reveals the laminated structure of the slate. The pointed end is square in section and irregular, perhaps having been broken at some point. Compare NLM-5E9762 and NLM-71B667.
Created on: Monday 25th June 2012
Last updated: Monday 25th June 2012
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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Record ID: LANCUM-08DFB5
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Age or Romano-British broken quern stone. The length is 300mm and width is 160mm.
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2012
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'BECKFOOT', 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: NLM-A02571
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Schist, possibly Norwegian Possible Hone fragment. Small fragment from a mullion of schist. The angled end and part of one side appear smoothed; other surfaces are probably broken. If the identification is sustained, this could be a small piece of a medieval whetstone; the English market for hones was dominated by Norwegian schists through the Medieval period. In the later medieval period, it is possible that undressed mullions of schist were imported to be either shaped or worn to shape by the purchaser. Suggested date: Possibly Medieval, 1300-1500. Length: 25.5mm, Width: 19.7mm…
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2012
Last updated: Thursday 9th August 2012
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: CORN-91A7F8
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Slate spindle whorl, oval in plan and flat in profile, with parallel faces, a smooth flat edge, and a slightly off-centre perforation. The perforation is about 6 mm in diameter at the surface of each face, and has been drilled from each face, but has only just met in the middle, exposing a small hole about 0.6 mm in diameter. Both of the apertures are off-centre, suggesting that the whorl would not be quite balanced while used in the spinning process, and perhaps this is why the piece was never completed. Slate is commonly used in the county for spindle whorls as it is light and easy …
Created on: Wednesday 13th June 2012
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2012
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Record ID: NLM-084F85
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Green Tuff Polished Axehead fragment. A chip sheared from the cutting edge of a Greenstone Polished Axe, probably Langdale stone Group 6. One edge had been realigned before breakage, and one edge which may have been a cutting edge is atypically broadly angled. The finder kindly comments that the resultant section may indicate the tool had been used as adze rather than axe; this reporter has noted occasional evidence for the reshaping of worn or broken axeheads. Suggested date: Early Neolithic, 3500-2900 BC. Length: 40.9mm, Width: 39.1mm, Thickness: 12.3mm, Weight: 16.89gms.
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beltoft', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-082E64
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Norwegian Schist Hone fragment. Rectangular section mullion of schist, worn on all its sides and markedly dished on one of its narrower sides. Broken at both ends. Norwegian honestones from quarries near Telemark came to dominate the English market for sharpening stones throughout the Middle Ages. This object is of an intermediate size between personal hones - often carried suspended - and more unwieldy workshop or kitchen hones .The shape is conferred by the cleavage of the stone along its bedding planes. Suggested date: Medieval, 1200-1500. Length: 93.2mm, Width: 34.2mm, Thic…
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beltoft', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-F81C94
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unusual millstone grit tool. The stone out of which the tool has been made is a type imported into the area for use as querns and millstones. It is much harder, finer and more evenly grained, more cohesive, and paler than the local grit. Likely to be within the date range of c2900 BC to c100 AD, but probably Bronze Age (2150-800 BC) It is probable that the object started life as larger quern or milling stone that broke at some stage. As the stone would have been sought after locally, it was reused. See also LANCUM-0F97C8 for further information. Measures 160mm in length, 70mm i…
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd January 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Briercliffe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-F66988
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a Neolithic polished stone axe or adze made from a volcanic tuff, probably from the Cumbrian Fells, probably Langdale. Only the butt of the axe survives and it is unusually thin and pointed. The fragment is sub triangular in plan. At the wide end is has a straight edge, a break, but patinated to the same colour as the rest of the object.There are very neat side facets which show that the object must be deliberately made. The pointed end tapers in both thickness and width. A diagonal facet across the very tip may be wear or intentional working. The butt shape perhaps …
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 20th March 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SWYOR-6112C3
Object type: KILN FURNITURE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A piece of very hard fine grained stone which seems to have been used as kiln furniture, or been in a pottery kiln for another reason, because it has glaze covering one end, which probably ran off the vessels in the kiln during firing. The glaze is clear with patches of rich olive green (iron based?) and on one face is very thick and bubbly, and discoloured to a purple brown. The stone is pink on the outer face where not glazed, and grey inside. The stone has fractured, perhaps due to heat. The stone looks to have been roughly rectangular before it broke. It may have been used as a sp…
Created on: Wednesday 30th May 2012
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2012
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-3A0FF2
Object type: CORE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A group of 104 flint and chert cores and tested pebbles weighing 3.2kg and spanning 5-240g from a 2 hectare field amongst a total of 850 worked flint fragments including waste and utilised pieces and tools. The flints have individual GPS records to a few metres accuracy which form a cluster extending beyond but centred in the field close to a brook at the edge of its flat alluvial plain and slightly above. The flints form a broad funnel to a crossing point and continue less frequently on the other side. There is no modern obvious preferential ford but fallen branches make natural brid…
Created on: Monday 28th May 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 26th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lesingey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-349252
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete stone object, probably a hone or whetstone of uncertain date. It is formed from a hard grey/brown stone, probably a schist or similar, with micaceous inclusions. The surviving fragment is rectangular in form and section, terminating at both ends in old breaks. Along one long side the edges have what appear to be longitudinal grooves or bevels, past which the object terminates in old breaks. The other three surviving surfaces are worn smooth and demonstrate signs of having been deliberately worn or used. It measures 77.37mm in length, 33.02mm in width, 19.28mm in thicknes…
Created on: Monday 28th May 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wickham Skeith', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-F82C62
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Neolithic polished stone axehead. The axe is sub-rectangular in plan, being of a form which tapers from the shoulders to the butt. The butt is oval in section, and the sides have been flattened. Both sides are slightly convex approximately one third of the way down from the butt, forming a shallow 'waist'. The blade is curved and still sharp, though a small chip is located to one side. The axe is cream-coloured with flecks of grey lines.
Created on: Friday 25th May 2012
Last updated: Thursday 2nd April 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-519A86
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete whetstone of Roman to Post Medieval date 43-1800 AD. The stone is a smooth sub-triangular in profile and plano-convex in section. The proximal end is ovate and smoothed with wear. The Proximal end narrows to a smooth point and there is a smoothed notched effect on the mesial left hand edge. There is one distinct incised line on the dorsal mesial left had side. The ventral surface is smooth with two incised lines, on approximately half the length of the other, running from the proximal to mesial portion centrally and to the left hand edge respectively. The stone is a ligh…
Created on: Thursday 17th May 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Willerby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GAT-4CFF37
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Sub-circular stone disc with fairly flat faces probably representing the original stone surface. There is no sign that the edges of the stone were trimmed, all have been smoothed off somewhat by wear, possibly natural erosion as well as use, suggesting the shape is of some antiquity. It seems likely that the stone was chosen for its shape rather than being shaped to order. There is an 'hour glass' shaped hole cut through the disc face and located towards one edge. The actual piercing is more oval in shape measuring 9.45mm by 7.89mm. The bevel around the hole is circular and fairly s…
Created on: Thursday 17th May 2012
Last updated: Monday 26th October 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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