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    • Object type: WHETSTONE
    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
    • County: Norfolk

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Record ID: NMS-BC4380
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Approx. half of a sub-square sectioned whetstone, of smooth, worn fine-grained schist, thin sedimentary banding is just visable on two opposing sides. The end changes section to almost triangular, with deeply incised "V" at a slight angle on one face. The very end has fine, parrallel scratches from use. C. 800 to 1100 AD.
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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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: NMS-7C5F48
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a probable Early Medieval to Medieval pendant whetstone. The stone is rectangular in both plan and cross-section. At one end it is perforated by a circular hole to secure it via a thong or suspension ring to a strap or belt. The thickness is greater at the perforated end where it tapers in a shallow curve to the broken terminal end. The greater thickness at one end probably derives from the fact that it was held by this end when in use. The material is dark grey in colour and is probably a form of Blue Phyllite, the surface of which is smooth and fine, but the sides i…
Created on: Friday 22nd February 2013
Last updated: Monday 25th March 2013
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Record ID: NMS-4C8FE1
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Saxon/ Medieval Stone hone, dark greyish purple micaceous schist, rectangular-sectioned with circular perforation in irregular broken upper end, slightly tapered and rounded end. 13 x 79mm.
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beeston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-A4A076
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Saxon/Medieval Hone stone, probably Norwegian Ragstone, rectangular-sectioned with perforation towards upper end, other end broken, both faces slightly concave where worn by use, 14 x >53mm. 10th - 13th century
Created on: Wednesday 29th March 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Ellingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-615F38
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of Late Saxon/Medieval stone hone, upper part with lead repair, square-sectioned, perforated lead forming apex and filling vertical groove and two of three horizontal grooves on each face, broken across lower of three horizontal grooves, 12 x >35mm. The fine-grained dark stone is probably Blue Phyllite.
Created on: Tuesday 24th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Horningtoft', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-8ECE17
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Pendant whetstone. Almost square rod of (?schist) perforated at the thicker end by an 'hour glass' shaped hole. One face more heavily worn than the other three. Probably post-Roman but could be Saxon or Medieval.
Created on: Thursday 29th January 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Briston', grid reference and parish protected.


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