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Record ID: KENT-CD8E88
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, fine-grained sandstone whetstone of unknown date. Description: The whetstone is incomplete roughly surviving at 50% of original length, it is ovoid in section and was likely a long thin pointed oval in plan although one pointed end is missing. The remaining point is round and blunt and the broken edge is fairly worn. each wide flat surface has been heavily worn with use leaving the whetstone much thinner towards the middle of the whetstone. The Whetstone is a cream colour with some iron staining. Measurements: 95.97mm long, 25.97mm wide, 14.53mm thick and 40.2g in weig…
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-E4ED45
Object type: ROOF SLATE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roofing slate made of grey fine-grained metamorphic rock. It is rounded at the top edge but broken at the lower edge and sides so that its original shape is unclear. The peg hole for attachment to the roof is 7.5mm in diameter and appears to have been formed by partially drilling from the upper face and then hitting to complete the perforation. From the size of the hole it would seem likely that this slate was fixed by a wooden peg, rather than a metal nail, which may indicate a medieval date. Oak pegs were in use in Leicestershire in the 14th century (Herbert, LAHS transactions vol. 2…
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cadeby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-E4DD7D
Object type: ROOF SLATE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roofing slate made of green-grey fine-grained metamorphic rock. It is broken at all edges and its original shape cannot be estimated. The peg hole for attachment to the roof is 9mm in diameter and appears to have been formed by partially drilling from the upper face and then hitting to complete the perforation. From the size of the hole it would seem probable that this slate was fixed by a wooden peg, rather than a metal nail, which may indicate a medieval date. Oak pegs were in use in Leicestershire in the 14th century (Herbert, LAHS transactions vol. 22 pt. 3, p. 216). It is probabl…
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cadeby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-BB954E
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A mostly complete puddingstone 'beehive' type quern dating to the Late Iron Age or early Roman period, c. 1-160 AD. Ground from a grey conglomerate with large orange, pinkish and black flint inclusions, the quern has suffered some minor losses to its edge though is otherwise preserved in reasonable condition. It is broadly circular in plan and domed, with angled sides that give it a 'beehive' like appearance. It demonstrates a central circular aperture, though this is now clogged at its upper edge with a large broken flint nodule which has apparently been jammed in the aperture- whethe…
Created on: Thursday 21st December 2017
Last updated: Friday 22nd December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cavendish', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-EE16F0
Object type: TESSERA
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three roughly rectangular white chalk tesserae of probable Roman date. Description:The tesserae are oughly rectangular and relatively small, likely indicating they are from a fine rather than large blocky mosaic. All three have traces of mortar on them. Measurements:All three are about c.18.3mm high and with a total wieght of 18.65g. Discussion:These unprepossessing small cubes are of important because they may suggest the proximity of a building decorated with a mosaic floor in good Romanised tastes and indeed a known roman villa is known in the vicinity of these fragment.
Created on: Wednesday 29th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 29th November 2017
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Record ID: DENO-D48E04
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone bead of uncertain date. The bead is broadly spherical, with holes drilled through upper section. It measures 20.7 x 22.3 x 22.7 mm. Weight 9.86g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th December 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: DENO-D4618F
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone bead of uncertain date. The bead is oval in shape and broadly circular in cross-section. It has rough holes at either end. It is undecorated. It measures 20.9 mm long and 14.9 mm in diameter. It weighs 4.8g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th December 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HAMP-C08387
Object type: ROTARY QUERN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of sandstone rotary quern, dating to the Iron Age - Roman period (c.400 BC - AD 410). The fragment is from the top half of the quern and is triangular in both shape and cross-section. The underside is a little concave with an area in one corner that is worn smooth. At the edge, the object measures 65.2mm in thickiness/ height; this narrows to 22.9mm at the opposite end. The fragment measures 125.7mm in length and 113.0mm in width. It weighs 860g (to the nearest 2g).
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 27th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Compton and Shawford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-6E766B
Object type: MORTAR (VESSEL)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone mortar of probable late medieval to post medieval date (c. AD1400- 1700). The mortar has been carved from a single block of stone and is sub-oval in plan and U-shaped in profile. Projecting from the rim are three semi-circular lugs for stability and decoration. A triangular void has been chiselled out of the top of each lug and a modern blue triangular inlay has been inserted. One side of the object has been damaged and repaired with modern mortar or concreate. This repair may have occurred at the same time that the lugs were modified. At the base of the object is a circular p…
Created on: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitkirk', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-55E9DB
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete perforated stone hammer, or 'mace head' of Mesolithic to Neolithic date (9000-2200 BC). The object was originally been sub-ovate in plan, with a circular perforation with a typical hour glass shape. The upper and lower surfaces are convex, tapering towards a central edge. Approximately 50% of the object is missing due to a transverse fracture across the centre of the object. The retained face of the mace is worn and abraded and looks to have been caused by use rather than by post-depositional wear. The stone is a dark red-brown colour and is probably quartzite. The Br…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Kettering', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-DA2851
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One end of a rectangular sectioned whetstone and a non-joining end fragment which may or may not be from the same stone. The larger piece narrows and thins to a sharp point at the complete end. The smaller piece is triangular in section, probably due to the amount of wear on one face and worn to a flat edge with a rounded corner at the complete end. Fine grained non-micaceous rock. The larger fragment is 107.2 mm long, 38.9mm wide and 27.4mm thick it weighs 128.9 grams. The smaller is 42.6mm long, 31.8mm wide, 11.9mm thick and weighs 19.2g. While not diagnositic on their own these wer…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-D9EF94
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One end of a rectangular and rectangular secetioned whet stone with a drilled circular hole through the remaining complete end. Fine grained non-micaceous rock formed and broken along distinct layers with flat sides, slightly rounded corners and edges and a slightly concave face, probably from use. The fragment is 49.0mm long, 33.7mm wide and 9.8mm thick it weighs 32 grams. While not diagnositic on its own it was found in a group of Roman material and is likely to be of that date although there is some late 18th century material also on the field.
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LON-D79394
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete stone Late Medieval or Post Medieval cannon ball dating between AD 1450-1750. Te diameter is 1.901 inches which makes it the correct size for a Falconet cannon. Falconets were invented in the late 15th century and were used throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. Other stone cannon balls on the database are LON-8C8719, SWYOR-09F4A2 and LON-E4B976. Dimensions: diameter: 48.2mm; weight: 144.58g.
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: WAW-9A8B77
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Age to Roman (possibly -200 to AD 400) probable re-used quern fragment: The stone is probably sandstone with fine to medium sized inclusions which are rounded, white and pink coloured. The base is a sub-trapezoid with broken and abraded edges. The base is worn flat and smooth. In section the quern is a sub semi-circle. On side face is also worn quite smooth, but has fine linear striations. This face is forms a right-angled to the base. The remaining surface of the possible quern is rough. It measures 62.94mm long, 74.66mm wide across the smooth side face and 38.72mm thick. It we…
Created on: Monday 13th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th November 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-979034
Object type: LINEN SMOOTHER
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Stone probable linen smoother. Fine compacted sandstone water-rolled pebble, collected, utilised and glossed by wear, more markedly on one side than the other. The size, fitted well to the hand, and the wear, resemble those characteristic of linen smoothers. These were made especially from glass in the Anglo-Scandinavian period, or from suitably fine-grained stones. They were used as rubbers to smooth linen in the later stages of its manufacture. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 850-1100. Diameter: 76mm, Thickness: 22.5mm, Weight: 192.87gms
Created on: Monday 13th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-33479A
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Brown igneous stone; polished axe fragment. A large chip comprising about half the cutting edge and a short length of one side of a polished stone axe. The upper or lower edge is flattened, giving a facetted edge to a lentoid section. The other edges are broken unevenly with jagged fracture surfaces. The finder kindly suggests the brownish tint to be different from that of the commonly reported Langdale axes, though these can appear in a range of colours; the object would require thin section to clarify its geological origin. Suggested date: Neolithic, 4000-2350 BC. Length: 63.5mm, He…
Created on: Friday 27th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 30th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnetby le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-DFD949
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Stockton-on-Tees
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A polished adze head, of unusual type and unknown origin. The polished adze or axe head is made of a dark grey-green, dense, probably volcanic, stone which has been ground and polished. The stone is possibly a type of greenstone called argillite, soft enough to shape yet durable in use.The object has an unusual profile, being quadrangular in shape with a wide, tapered flat form. There is a single curved bevel, the edge of which remains complete and sharp. The head tapers towards the 'pecked' butt which shows some damage, revealing the rough texture of the original stone. The object s…
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WREX-DC5D73
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible Iron Age carved stone head.The head is carved from a single piece of limestone with a high quantity of shelly material within it.The face is tilted slightly to the left.It has distinctive lentoid eyes and a large wedge-shaped nose with a very simple slit mouth.The ears are also very simply carved.The back of the head is very smooth, although there appears to have been some attempt to create some form to the back of the head.The head has been truncated at the neck with a straight cut. ‚ÄčThe head has some lichen adhering. Height: 455mm; width: 267mm; thickness: 120mm.It has n…
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2017
Last updated: Monday 23rd October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llanfiar Dyffryn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-099E03
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fossils. A pair of fossil sponges, one spherical and one oval, both with longitudinal apertures of diameter 4mm, are of natural origin. However, these are known to have been collected and curated in Prehistory, particularly in Bronze Age graves. The date range of activity in the vicinity extends the period at which these might have been collected, curated or utilised. Suggested date: Unknown, Late Mesolithic to Bronze Age, 7000-800BC. Combined Weight: 4.42gms
Created on: Friday 13th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnetby le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-064654
Object type: ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of worked, fine grained, quartz-rich sandstone from the stucture of a building. The fragment is rectangular in plan and sub-hexagonal in section creating six outer faces of varying widths from the widest at 32mm to the narrowest at 8mm running parallel to each other the length of the fragment. Five of these faces are cut and finished to give smooth, flat surfaces. The remaining face is rough and unworked and retains a line of mortar between it and one of the other faces. Four of the faces have extensive, thick soot deposits suggesting that these areas of the fragment were ex…
Created on: Friday 13th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Somercotes', grid reference and parish protected.


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