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Record ID: LIN-DAB33E
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible Middle Saxon object whetstone. The object is smaller than most whetstones, perhaps indicating it was used for fine working of objects. It is rectangular in section with a facet on all corners. It is broken at the thicker end, but tapers to a point at the terminal. Fine diagonal grooves are visible along both of the side faces but not the upper and lower faces, nor the facets.
Created on: Thursday 21st May 2015
Last updated: Thursday 21st May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Lindsey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-B0BEB7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete stone flat or discoidal spindle whorl, of Neolithic to Medieval dating (BC 3500 - AD 1900). Around 75% of the spindle whorl is present. Both faces of the spindle whorl are flat and undecorated; a circular perforation runs through the the centre, presumably for attachment to a wooden spindle (now missing). The spindle whorl is made from a fine-grained sandstone. The whorl is circular in plan and sub-rectangular in profile, with parallel faces. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has been drilled slightly off central, from both sides. The internal diameter of the …
Created on: Tuesday 19th May 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 19th May 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-B0B368
Object type: CARVED STONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two stones of possible Prehistoric date. One is intentionally shaped into a circular disc with convex faces and a flat median band which is 19.6mm wide. The stone is speckled granite which is beige, black and dark pink in colour. The disc is 64.4mm diameter and 44.5mm thick. 281g. There are some scratches transversly across the flat band. The function of the stone is uncertain, but a prehistoric date is suspected. The other is a sub-spherical pebble or cobble probably of a well consolidated impure sandstone rich in quartz and feldspar. It is speckled grey in colour and there is a sma…
Created on: Tuesday 19th May 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 19th May 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SWYOR-21A416
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete polished stone axe dating from the Neolithic period, about 4000 BC - 2200 BC. Only the cutting end survives. It is made from polished tan coloured fine grained stone. It is sub-rectangular in plan and is faceted in cross-section. There is edge damage on the curved convex cutting edge and a large damaged area near the break, probably from plough damage. It is 78.7mm long, 58.9mm wide and 25.7mm thick. 190g. SWYOR-534BC1 was found on the same farm.
Created on: Tuesday 12th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 13th May 2015
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Record ID: HESH-0CC9D4
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large stone implement of uncertain date and function. The artefact is a broadly sub-rectangular wedge of fine grained late Silurian or Devonian sandstone rock local to the area in which it was found (pers com Daniel Lockett). Approximately 1/3 along the length is a distinct band or groove which has been pecked forming a shallow depression. All of the other surfaces are not worked and are a mid purple brown colour with a well formed surface patina. The purpose of this groove is unclear; it maybe functional aiding the securing of rope / binding; however there are no impact marks on eit…
Created on: Monday 11th May 2015
Last updated: Monday 18th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Clun', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-CCE2E7
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Medieval or Medieval Whetstone or hone. The stone is sub rectangular, narrowing slightly towards each end. One end is complete with rounded corners, the other ends in an old break. In section it has straight sides and slighty convex faces. It thickens slightly towards the complete end before thinning to a rounded edge. At the complete end there is a circular perforation for suspension. the hole is hour glass shaped having been drilled from both sides and is 4.1mm in diameter in the centre. The stone is fine grained, grey to slightly grey green in colour and appears to have fin…
Created on: Friday 8th May 2015
Last updated: Friday 8th May 2015
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Record ID: BH-FAE5C2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A shaped stone weight, probably dating from the Medieval period and produced for weighing down a fish trap. The weight has been carved from local oolitic limestone and is roughly T-shaped. The oval-sectioned shaft is reasonably well finished and there is a cylindrical perforation a short distance above the halfway point. The head has squared-off sides but the top is irregular. Much of the surface is covered by a dark stain from its deposition or use. Height: 145mm; width: 92.5mm; thickness: 62.7mm; hole diameter: 18.2mm. Weight: 863.1g. These weights are discussed by Dennis C. Mynar…
Created on: Tuesday 28th April 2015
Last updated: Thursday 30th April 2015
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Record ID: SF-8F260B
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sub oval shaped igneous erratic stone with slightly faceted faces, perhaps used as a hammer stone or similar item. It measures 79.38mm in length, 63.16mm in width, 63.44mm in thickness, and 528g in weight. It is of uncertain date.
Created on: Thursday 23rd April 2015
Last updated: Thursday 23rd April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thetford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-6A670C
Object type: SADDLE QUERN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An apparently complete Neolithic to Iron Age stone saddle quern (4000 BC-AD 42) This quern is made of limestone and is probably local Bembridge Limestone or Quarr Stone. It is sub-square in plan and sub-rectangular in cross-section. The underside is uneven and worn in places and the centre of the upper face is dished forming a grinding surface. The edges of the upper face have been deliberately smoothed or worn. One end is partially flat and smooth and may have been deliberately formed as such. A muller (rubber) would have been used on the working surface to grind grain. A surface f…
Created on: Tuesday 21st April 2015
Last updated: Thursday 23rd April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAKL-10AA53
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
16 amber beads as described below. All have a c. 2.0mm diameter hole down their length. Some are damaged but in general their condition is good. Grid shape Diameter Length Mass Notes A1 Globular, irregular 11.7 11.9 0.72 Broken A2 Globular, irregular 10.4 12.0 0.83 A3 Globular with 2 facets 9.0 9.7 0.64 A4 Globular, irregular 11.4 11.9 0.73 A5 Globular with 2 facets 13.9 12.7 1.08 B1 Globular with 2 facets 10.2 13.7 0.66 Broken B2 Globular with 2 facets …
Created on: Friday 17th April 2015
Last updated: Friday 17th April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Kesteven', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-0D13F7
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete whetstone of sub-rectangular cross-section, both ends broken, of highly micaceous fine grained grey stone. Width 35 - 29mm. Thickness 10.5 - 8mm. Extant length 47mm. There are engraved grooves on both broad faces. Probably Late Saxon or medieval.
Created on: Friday 17th April 2015
Last updated: Friday 17th April 2015
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Record ID: LEIC-F96693
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron age? possible saddle quern grinder c.200mm long, 160mm wide and 68mm thick. (not weighed). The object is circular in form and eliptical in section with one slightly concave surface and one quite rounded. It is formed of millstone grit and has signs of wear on the rounder surface.
Created on: Thursday 16th April 2015
Last updated: Thursday 16th April 2015
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Record ID: NLM-7BF3BA
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fine grained grey stone whetstone. A small bar-shaped hone with a drilled hole of diameter 4.2mm for suspension from a belt or girdle. Thinned by heavy wear, which has contributed a smoothly curved end; the object was probably discarded at the end of a long working life, having too little length left for whetting a blade. This material is sometimes described as purple phylite, though this description may embrace stones of various tints gathered from glacial drift as well as from geological sources in Scotland, Norway and elsewhere. 'Phylite' hones are prominent among whetstones of Angl…
Created on: Friday 10th April 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 28th April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Northorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-3C1C9D
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete object made of sandstone, possibly a whetstone (hone stone) of Medieval to Modern date. The object is sub-rectangular. On one side, towards one of the shorter edges, there is a large rounded protrusion that may have been a handle. The object is broken at the opposite end to the protrusion. There are faint traces of lines running around the edge of the object that may have been a form of decoration or natural feature in the rock. There are marks across the surface on all sides which may have been caused by a blade being sharpend on the object, suggesting that this is a wh…
Created on: Tuesday 7th April 2015
Last updated: Friday 10th April 2015
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Record ID: NLM-3ACFB3
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Norwegian Schist Whetstone fragment. A sub-cylindrical mullion or bar of fine-grained grey-green stone with two flattened and one lightly dished faces; both ends broken. The stone comes from the Telemark region of Norway, and importation from the 12th century onwards established its effective dominance over the market for sharpening stones in England throughout the medieval period. Suggested date: Medieval, 1200-1450. Length: 51.3mm, Diameter: 22.6mm, Weight: 44.88gms.
Created on: Tuesday 7th April 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 21st April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pilham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-A9EEDB
Object type: ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of Roman building material. The object has 6 diagonal lines on the reverse. It is slightly rectangular in profile and has an even edge. The object is very worn and has some dark discolouration on both sides. The length is 37mm, the width is 36 mm, thickness 25mm and the weight 36.70g. Parallels can be drawn to records LANCUM-AE60D2, LANCUM-639111 and PUBLIC-47D2D1.
Created on: Tuesday 31st March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 19th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Old Carlisle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-9A30B4
Object type: PESTLE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An irregular cone-shaped stone object fashioned from golden fossiliferous limestone, possibly a pestle. The object was found in an area producing early Roman coins and Iron Age / Roman pottery. From beneath the object has an almost circular base (55 mm diameter) with rounded and blunted edges (hence the suggestion of a pestle). Above this it tapers at an angle to a damaged rounded 25mm diameter top 65mm above the base. The object measures 65mm long (high), 50mm diameter and weighs 218.8g.
Created on: Monday 30th March 2015
Last updated: Monday 30th March 2015
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Record ID: NMS-97A09E
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of the upper stone of a Rhineland lava quern of unknown date, with a small part of the edge present, one face flat and roughly finished, the other concave and smoothed through wear, thickness 32mm increasing to 46mm at the edge, weight 630g, diameter very approximately 500mm. Roman or Middle Saxon to medieval.
Created on: Monday 30th March 2015
Last updated: Monday 30th March 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SWYOR-0306EB
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone unidentified object of unknown date. The object is a waterworn flat pebble which has been carved with broad teeth along one edge. The teeth are rectangular in section and prism shaped with crisp V shaped grooves between them. There are four notches leaving three teeth and the two curved ends forming what looks like a crude comb. The other edges of the pebble are smooth and rounded and there is no visible decoration. The straightness and eveness of the cuts may suggest a fairly modern date, as they may be machine made. No parallel or function for this object has yet been identif…
Created on: Monday 23rd March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 14th April 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LIN-BEDCBE
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Approximately half of a Mesolithic to Neolithic (8,300 to 4,500 BC) stone pebble hammer or mace head. The mace would have been circular in plan, with a diameter of about 95mm; in section it is oval. The perforation has an hour-glass profile and measures 35mm in diameter. The weight is 154g. The stone is hard, charcoal-grey in colour, and fine-grained. The uncertain tool type and large date range is due to problems in assigning this artefact a specific class. It is most likely that this artefact belongs to the class of pebble hammer which dates to the Mesolithic period, 8,300 to 4,500 …
Created on: Friday 20th March 2015
Last updated: Monday 23rd March 2015
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