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Record ID: SUR-E35D0A
Object type: MACE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Surrey
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A large polished stone Neolithic macehead or shafthole adze, 157mm in length and weighing 1.1kg. The object is oval to sub-rectangular in plan, with lenticular or lozenge shaped side profile and oval cross section. The shaft hole is circular in plan with an 'hour-glass' profile, measuring 20 mm in diameter in the centre and expanding to 35.4 mm at each face, suggesting that it may have been drilled from both sides. Both ends have been worked into functional adze-like blades, one is 83mm wide, the other 72mm. This difference may indicate an orientation to the object, with the wider end…
Created on: Monday 10th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
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Record ID: NLM-7CA067
Object type: POLISHER
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Fine-grained grey sedimentary stone, possible rubber or polisher. A chipped and elongated water-rolled cobble, possibly smoothed on one flat face, chipped, probably more recently. Diagonal lines appearing on the flattened face are the bedding planes of the rock, perhaps here revealed by the use of the stone. This may be an improvised hone or smoother, both categories of object with a broad date range probably extending from the Bronze Age to the Early Medieval period. This was probably noticed and retrieved as a non-local stone, so at all events may have been imported to its find spo…
Created on: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-14C809
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
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A fragment from a neolithic polished Langdale axehead, made from greenstone. The polished side of the fragment shows clear striations. The fragment is roughly five-sided, dimensions max length 36.4mm, max width 32mm, thickness from 1 to 5 mm, weight 6.35g.
Created on: Friday 30th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Reepham area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-E94D5B
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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A sandstone, possibly greywacke, whetstone with damaged end. 146 mm in length, 60 mm in width, 30 mm in thickness and 482.1 g in weight. The whetstone is sub-rectangular in plan and in profile and oval in section. Made from a beach pebble, all the edges are rounded, and the surfaces of the implement are generally smooth. The two longer edges are worn smooth and flat through use as a whetstone to sharpen metalwork. One end is worn and pitted through repeated percussion where it was used as a hammer. The undamaged part of the opposite end is similarly pitted by percussion but was subsequ…
Created on: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2018
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Record ID: NARC-D5D5E7
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete possible Hammer stone of probable Neolithic to Medieval date (3450 BC- AD 800). The object is a quartzite pebble with a rounded ovate form. The object is slightly flattened at one end and has some curvilinear gouges in its surface. These features indicate possible handling and wear. The casual use of glacial erratics as smoothers and sharpeners is especially characteristic of later Prehistory into the early medieval period. However, hammer stones are similar in appearance to this object. and promotes an extension of the possible date range obtaining for this example. The s…
Created on: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Record ID: WILT-BD2979
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
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A complete Neolithic stone axe head, probably dating to c. 4000 - c 2000 BC. The axe head is sub-rectangular in plan, tapering from a crescentic cutting edge to a sub-trapezoidal butt, the axe head is pointed oval in cross section. Both the butt and cutting edge are damaged, the latter probably recently, with an unworn chip and slight crack leading around both faces; the blade is slightly assymetrical. The axhead has been pecked from a dark grey-green stone, with the apex of either face smoothed although with no clear evidence of deliberate polishing. The axe head is probably made of a…
Created on: Monday 26th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2018
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Record ID: NLM-3F3356
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Limestone cobble possible unfinished weight. A slightly irregular water-rolled cobble with possibly part-drilled holes at a thinner part towards one edge; if indeed drilled, then this was from both sides. The sharply indented form might alternatively have arisen from the activity of a boring animal or from the loss of embedded fossils, both being natural processes. An artificial origin might be supported by the rough chipping of stone from either side of the cobble, which, if deliberate, may have lessened the depth to be bored. The enterprise was at all events abandoned. Improvised wei…
Created on: Tuesday 20th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th November 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-898E31
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Bradford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flake from a polished stone axehead of Neolithic date, about 4000 BC - 2200 BC. It is an oval, tertiary flake of stone, probably Langdale tuff, which is a light grey colour with a yellow hint. Most of the dorsal face is a polished surface, with the conchoidal fracture visiable on the reverse, and some flaking round the proximal edge. Langdale axes which have been reworked, or blade chips from them are not uncommon (Leahy, 2014, Recording flint and stone; a guide and protocol). The flake is 29.1mm long, 40.1mm wide and 9.9mm thick. 11.6g.
Created on: Sunday 11th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-5AE144
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete neolithic stone axe-head of unidentified grey stone. The more pointed haft end shows patches of exposed cream-coloured cortex. Probably unpolished as the surface is covered with irregular pitting, and the cutting edge has one smooth edged, but chipped, area whereas the other side is chipped and almost entirelu unpolished. The polishing may be due to the type of work being done rather than polished during manufacture. On the same side as the polished cutting edge, 2-3cm from the hafted end, is a short slightly curved groove (15mm long) probably due to modern damage. W…
Created on: Friday 9th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Reepham Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-B7745A
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Neolithic stone axehead (4000 BC-2500 BC). In plan, the sides flare evenly from the butt towards the cutting edge. It is pointed oval in side view and cross-section. This greyish brown axehead is pitted due to weathering except for a few small high spots which are brown and polished. This type of stone does not occur in the Isle of Wight. Length: 149.8mm; width: 56.0mm; thickness: 39.4mm. Weight: c. 420.0g.
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-DC1313
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Stone sub-spherical cannon ball made from a sedimentary stone. The object has a section missing. The size and weight would suggest a demi culverin of the Civil war period c. 1640-1700. Such dressed stone is commonly referred to as gunstone prior to the 17th century and were fired from smoothbore cannons. Diameter: 113mm; weight: 1431.9g (3.157Ib)
Created on: Monday 22nd October 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd October 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-64BC92
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete whetstone of probable early-medieval date (c. AD 800 - 1100). Description: The whetstone is formed from a very fine-grained, sedimentary, mica-rich stone. It is sub-trapezoidal in plan with tapering sides and is trapezoidal in cross section although there is significant post-depositional damage that has changed its profile. Both ends are broken, probably in antiquity. Two sides are flat and smooth. The other sides are damaged. Measurements: Length 86.72mm: Width 25.09mm: Thickness 16.29mm: Weight 63.33g Discussion: Dating of whetstones is difficult as they were used fr…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-F6CC6C
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete stone spindle whorl of uncertain date. The object is made of a flint. It has been shaped through covering, scaled retouching on one side and the edges. The other side retains its natural, smooth surface until it meets the covering, scaled retuching at the edges. A sub-circular central perforation is present. The end of the perforation on the worked side of the spindle whorl is wider than the end of the perforation on the unworked side, suggesting that the hole was drilled from the worked side. The spindle whorl is undecorated. The spindle whorl is 30.2mm in diameter, 11.6mm…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-F55A1D
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete stone bead of uncertain date. The bead is oval with a very fine central circular perforation running through its length. The fineness of the perforation could suggest machine manufacture, meaning that the bead would have a Modern date of c.AD 1900-present, although the lack of contextual evidence means that this cannot be stated with any certainty. The stone is black in colour with white, mottled discolouration on its outer surface. Slight fragmentation at the narrow ends of the bead reveal the black core of the stone. Dr. Sarah King, Curator of Natural Science at York Museu…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd October 2018
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Record ID: SUR-DB0B6D
Object type: STATUE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from a stone statue or ornamental sculpture, 144.3mm in length, 80.1mm wide and 1.1kg in weight. The fragment comprises the heal, instep and around 2/3 of a naked right foot of a figure, carved from a dark fine grained igneous rock, possibly basalt. The pose suggests the figure had its leg bent forwards, with the rear of the foot raised off of the ground and the toes bent and connecting to a pedestal base or other object, of which a small portion remains attached to the underside of the foot.
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd November 2018
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Record ID: NMS-CB6D66
Object type: ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Dressed block of shelly limestone, probably Barnack, which has been cut twice: - firstly a voussoir with an angle roll (diameter 100mm) and adjacent hollow chamfer and, on the other side of the roll, a wider offset and plain chamfer that has been broken.12th century - secondly as a voussoir with tight hollow chamfers flanking a 70mm wide filet, and cutting through the left-hand hollow is the end of a dying moulding, probably a hood mould. 14th century. 180 x 160 x 150mm. There is fire damage with pink surfaces on some minor breaks.
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th October 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-C952B8
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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A possible stone cannon ball of Late Medieval to Post Medieval date. It is sub-spherical and made from what appears to be igneous rock, perhaps granite with possible feldspar seams. It is 50.1mm in diameter and weighs 145g. At just under 2 inches diameter, this ball is the right size for a Falconet cannon. Falconets were invented in the late 15th century and were used throughout the 16th and 17th centuries.
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-C925B6
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible stone cannon ball of medieval to Post Medieval date, about AD 1450- 1700. It is sub-spherical and made from what appears to be igneous rock, perhaps granite with possible feldspar inclusions. At 2.6 inches diameter, this ball is just too big for a Falcon cannon. It could be made for a non-standard firearm if it is a cannon ball. Other uses in industry cannot be ruled out. It is 65.6mm in diameter and weighs 380g.
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
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Record ID: DENO-B47606
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Nottinghamshire
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An incomplete stone Neolithic axehead (c. 4000 - c. 2200 BC), missing its butt end. Approximately two-thirds of the object survives. The axe is made from greenstone. It has suffered some plough damage but there is little sign of wear on the cutting edge. Overall, the axehead measures c.110 mm long, c. 68 mm wide and 35 mm thick. It weighs 390 g. This record has been produced based on a written record and photographs by Robert Smith of Sherwood Archaeology Society.
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-722AE9
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete medieval hone stone of pale grey micaceous schist. Both ends broken. Damaged convex faces and flattened sides. Extant length 79mm. Width 34mm. 13mm thick. Weighs 47.39g. c. 11th-15th century.
Created on: Friday 5th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 5th October 2018
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