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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 obect 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 identifi…
Created on: Monday 23rd March 2015
Last updated: Monday 23rd March 2015
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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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Record ID: DOR-92F8A8
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large incomplete rotary quern. The lower stone only. The stone is a fine grained pale pinky-grey quartzite, probably sarsen. The stone is circular with a central circular perforation with an asymmetrical hour-glass profile. The upper, grinding face is convex. It is worn and smoothed through use. The edges, where they survive, are dressed. The underside is irregular and with some smoothing resulting from the stone being dragged and moved, but otherwise unmodified. Date: Roman - AD 43 - 410 Dimensions: 380 mm x 35 mm (edge thickness) x 90 mm (thickness at centre. The perforation is 50 …
Created on: Wednesday 18th March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 18th March 2015
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Record ID: WILT-6A7DD1
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a rotary quern, made from volcanic basalt lava probably imported from the Rhine area. The lower surface is pecked. The upper surafce is smoothed through use, although with numerous voids natural to the stone (up to c.15mm length). Outer edge is slightly convex. Mid grey. The fragment is 84mm in length, 83mm wide, 22mm maximum thickness, 19mm minimum thickness and weighs 203grams. Lava was imported to Britain for use as querns, from the Roman period to the Medieval period. The main sources for British querns are the lava stones from France and Germany (Freshwater, p.40).
Created on: Monday 16th March 2015
Last updated: Monday 16th March 2015
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Record ID: WILT-6A6652
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a rotary quern, made from volcanic basalt lava probably imported from the Rhine area. The lower surface is pecked. The upper surafce is smoothed through use, although with numerous voids natural to the stone (up to c.15mm length). Outer edge slightly bevelled towards the underside. Mid grey. The fragment is 225mm in length, 105mm wide, 55.3mm maximum thickness, 44mm minimum thickness and weighs 1510 grams. Lava was imported to Britain for use as querns, from the Roman period to the Medieval period. The main sources for British querns are the lava stones from France and…
Created on: Monday 16th March 2015
Last updated: Monday 16th March 2015
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Record ID: NMS-595B09
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete, probably medieval hone stone of sub-rectangular section, with one end missing. The thickness and width are greatest near the complete end. The material is micaceous, greenish grey with off-white or very pale grey streaks. Length 85mm. Thickness 13.5 - 17.8mm. Width 36 - 40.3mm. 12th - 15th century.
Created on: Sunday 15th March 2015
Last updated: Sunday 15th March 2015
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Record ID: SF-30F879
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable fragment of an Iron Age or early Roman puddingstone quern. Only a small chunk, bearing breaks on all faces, survives. Puddingstone is distinctive conglomerate containing rounded red flint pebbles within a siliceous matrix, the main sources of which lie in Hertfordshire. Research carried out by Major in Essex suggests that puddingstone rotary querns were produced here from at least 10 AD until around 160 AD and a similar chronology seems likely in Cambridgeshire (2004, 2-4). Length: 74.91mm, width: 65.36mm, thickness: 56.96mm
Created on: Friday 13th March 2015
Last updated: Thursday 19th March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isleham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-1CCF61
Object type: GEOLOGICAL SAMPLE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of quartz or quartzite of unknown date, possibly Mesolithic or Neolithic, about 9000 BC - 2200 BC, recovered because it is an exotic material. The fragment is an irregular chunk which has fractured into angular facets. It is 16.6mm long, 8.9mm wide and 8.7mm thick. 1.68g.
Created on: Thursday 12th March 2015
Last updated: Thursday 12th March 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-04F99C
Object type: GEOLOGICAL SAMPLE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of quartzite of unknown date, possible Mesolithic or Neolithic, about 9000 BC - 2200 BC, recovered because it is an exotic material. The fragment is an irregular chunk which has fractured into angular facets. It is 17.1mm long, 14.2mm wide and 9.2mm thick. 1.95g.
Created on: Wednesday 11th March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 11th March 2015
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Record ID: LIN-EF9696
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete upper stone of a beehive quern. The upper half of the stone is damaged. The interior curves inwards from top to bottom. There is a handle slot low down on the side of the stone. Beehive querns are generally acknowledged as being a native form of rotary quern with a wide date range and a wide variety of forms. Dating is difficult but they seem to have originated in the 2nd century BC (Welfare, A.T., 1985, 'The milling stones' in Bidwell, P.T., The Roman Fort at Vindolanda at Chesterholm, Northumberland, Hist. Build. Monuments Comm. Archaeol. Rep. 1, 154-71) and persisited…
Created on: Tuesday 10th March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 10th March 2015
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Record ID: NMS-8AC034
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a Rhineland lava quern of unknown date, all edges broken, one face tooled, thickness 29mm, weight 285g. Roman or Middle Saxon to medieval.
Created on: Thursday 5th March 2015
Last updated: Thursday 5th March 2015
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Record ID: SF-88BBE9
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and worn stone object, probably a whetstone or hone of uncertain date. It is formed from a very finely grained dark grey to black stone, and is square in section and rectangular in form. All surfaces show signs of extensive wear and corrosion, resulting in all corners being rounded and the surfaces slightly concave in places. Towards the old breaks there is what appears to be a single band or constriction running around the object. The entire object measures 31.54mm in length, 12.92mm in width, 11.30mm in thickness, and 9.18g in weight. This is probably a very worn stone…
Created on: Thursday 5th March 2015
Last updated: Friday 6th March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barking', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-5B910B
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Stone rotary quern fragment probably of Roman date The stone is from a rotary quern and is probably a fragmentary upper-stone in coarse-grained sandstone, now of sub-triangular form (with a maximum surviving length of 99.0mm, a maximum surviving width of 91.5mm and a weight of 357.0g). One of the edges is curved and is likely to be the original outer edge of the quern. The stone is of rectangular section and is thickest at the outside edge, which is without a raised lip (with a thickness of 33.1mm compared with a thickness of 30.1mm at the inside). The grinding face has radial gr…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
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Record ID: NMS-1EBEE1
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably medieval hone stone of rectangular cross-section, thinning gently from one broken end to an unbroken, rounded end. The stone is slightly close-grained, micaceous and pale grey brown. Extant length 63mm. Width 18.6mm. Thickness 9.8 - 9mm. 12th - 15th century. Finder's no. GR7
Created on: Saturday 28th February 2015
Last updated: Saturday 28th February 2015
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Record ID: NMS-DB9F8C
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a probably medieval hone of pale grey micaceous stone, split longitudinally and broken across on end. The cross-section was probably sub-rectangular, and tapering from the finished end. On the one surving braod surface there are five short longitudinal lines of rust, presumably from use with an iron tool. Extant length and thickness 55 and 11.5 - 9mm. Width 28.5 - 23mm. Weight 32g. Perhaps 12th - 15th century. Finder's no. GW3
Created on: Wednesday 25th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 25th February 2015
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Record ID: PUBLIC-C81404
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of whetstone or hone, probably early-medieval to medieval in date. The whetstone has been manufactured from very fine-grained, blue-greymudstone, similar to the Jurassic rocks found on the coast of North Yorkshire. It is sub-triangular in plan and sub-oval in section. It is broken across its widest part and shows the very fine internal structure of the stone. The narrow end is complete apart from some minor post-depositional damage. The outer surfaces are very smooth and show some flat facets, probably as a result of the blade-sharpening process.
Created on: Tuesday 24th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Skidbrooke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-750598
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A large fragment of whetstone, probably early-medieval in date. The whetstone has been manufactured from fine-grained mica schist, most probably sourced in Scandinavia. Other whetstones made from this type of stone have been recorded in association with early-medieval finds. The whetstone is sub-trapezoidal in plan and sub-square in section with the four longer faces being very smooth. The whetstone is broken at both ends. One face has two, straight, longitudinal gouges, probably as a result of the blade-sharpening process.
Created on: Friday 20th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Skidbrooke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-611B78
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A stone spindle whorl of possible medieval date. It is of flattened biconvexform, higher in one half than the other. The circumference is also flattened. The fabric is fine grained and of light-grey colour. It features incised concentric decoration in the form neat concentric rings (turning lines) on both surfaces. The central hole measures c. 8.1mm in diameter. On the higher half the object has suffered a loss adjacent to the hole. The stone is calcareous and probably a siltstone/mudstone. Geoff Egan (1998, 255ff.) suggests that the cheaper, possibly home-made, ceramic and bone spind…
Created on: Thursday 19th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 23rd February 2015
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Record ID: PUBLIC-47D2D1
Object type: ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A block of worked, sandy limestone with a cut groove, probably to accomodate a window pane. The block is sub-rectangular in plan with two faces cut and finished to give smooth, flat surfaces. The corner between these two faces is chamfered. The rest of the block has rough and broken surfaces. Cut into one of the wider, damaged faces is a rectangular groove, 12mm in width. The block is broken across one end of this groove. It is likely that the block was originally the top or bottom part of a window frame and the groove held the pane of glass. The block was found associated with mediev…
Created on: Wednesday 18th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Skidbrooke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-CC5855
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fine grained Sandstone possible Whetstone fragment. A flat-sided water-rolled cobble with both flat surfaces apparently smoothed or dished by wear, which may extend to one slightly concave side. Broken at one end. The improvised use of various stones from glacial drift for sharpening or rubbing stones is characteristic of the Roman and Early Medieval periods until the Viking Age, when Scandinavian stones from the Telemark region became widely available. Suggested date: Unknown, Roman to Early Medieval, 43-850. Length: 76.6mm, Width: 57mm, Thickness: 24.1mm, Weight: 159.18gms.
Created on: Thursday 12th February 2015
Last updated: Friday 13th February 2015
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