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    • Object type: WHETSTONE
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Record ID: NLM94
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a schist whetstone, rounded rectangular section tapering towards end. Truncated.
Created on: Wednesday 27th May 1998
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CPAT-294466
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Small pebble with a worn depression. There is considerable doubt about whether this is a whetstone, it could just be a weathered stone.
Created on: Thursday 4th August 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SF-4EC926
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A possible whetstone of unknown date, it is rectangular in shape and measures 71.72mm in length 30.47mm in width and 14.1mm in thickness. The stone appears to be a limestone and has scratches across its faces and deep diagonal grooves along one side. Both faces have circular semi-perforated holes in opposing corners, these holes are in the same position in both faces but why they were not drilled all the way through is unknown. It is possible that this object is unfinished.
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Battisford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-BED348
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small fragment of whetstone, which is probably medieval in date. The stone has been chipped and ground. Weight: 12.5g.
Created on: Thursday 30th March 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Middleton-on-Sea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-6BE495
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Undated possible Whetstone. Sub-rectangular slab of highly siliceous sandstone /quartzite, rounded and slightly battered at one end, heavily flaked at the other. Dimensions 176 x 55 x 30mm. The smooth, almost polished, surface and slightly dished faces suggest that it has been used as a whetstone. Undatable.
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stokesby with Herringby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-9B8C85
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete whetstone which is likely to be of Roman to post-medieval date. The surviving section of the whetstone is broadly cuboid-shaped. The stone is a micaceous fine-grained sandstone (Dennis Parsons, pers. comm.). Dimensions: 78mm by 51mm by 42mm Weight: 295g
Created on: Saturday 1st March 2008
Last updated: Monday 3rd April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mells', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-019C57
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two large fragments of whetstone - from two different tools, which are undatable. The stone is a fine-grained, reasonably well cemented, quartzoze sandstone. It contains minor amounts of the mica muscorite.
Created on: Thursday 6th March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near South Cave', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-1534D5
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large fragment of whetstone - which is undatable. The stone is a fine-grained, reasonably well cemented, quartzoze sandstone. It contains minor amounts of the mica muscorite.
Created on: Friday 7th March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brantingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-E7F3D5
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A semi-circular piece of fine grained soft red sandstone that has been ground flat on one side and on one face which are at right angles to each other. There are striations on both flat surfaces. It is 56.1mm long, 19.4mm wide, and 14.4mm thick. It weighs 22.11gm. The stone is very soft so may have been used as a polishing stone rather than a hone. It may also be natural, though the straight edges look to be man made. This sort of object is almost impossible to date.
Created on: Thursday 28th May 2009
Last updated: Friday 23rd March 2012
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LVPL-E2AB92
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Worked object probably for use as a whetstone. The object is rectangular in plan and sub-rectangular in cross-section. Each end of the object is slightly rounded. The two sides of the object have both been worked and patterns of ware are visible. One side shows more use than the other, the centre of which is slightly convex. On the wider surfaces of the stone small inclusions of mica can be seen, however none are visible on the used sides. The stone is mid brown in colour. This object may have been in use from Pre-history to the Post-Medieval period. An exact date is unknown.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th June 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Birdforth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-8A5863
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Stone tool of uncertain date. The object is irregular in plan and oval in cross-section. The outer surface of the stone is very smooth with deliberate transverse scratches. It is likely that it was a natural stone which was used as a whetstone and is blackish brown in color.
Created on: Thursday 9th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 30th September 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beeston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-992410
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible whetstone of uncertain date. The object is rectangular in plan and in cross-section. The sides and edges of the object have been smoothed down. Striations can be seen on one face of the object. Whetstones or hones are hard to date due to the fact that as it is a function artefact, shapes or styles do not tend to change much over time. It is possible that this artefact was made between the later Iron Age and the Modern period (200 BC to 1800 AD).
Created on: Thursday 28th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 29th October 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Boothby Graffoe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-E9FB63
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete hone stone of uncertain date. It is formed from a grey/brown stone that has fine surfaces with traces of micaceous inclusions. The hone rectangular in form and section, tapering slightly towards the suspension end, and is missing the top of the suspension end and lower half of the object due to old breaks. At the suspension end are the remains of an incised transverse groove above which on opposing sides of the hone are drilled circular perforations/indentations that do ot perforate all the way through the object. These were probably utilised to secure the hone to a thon…
Created on: Thursday 25th November 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 14th December 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lakenheath', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-FB7212
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Stockton-on-Tees
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible whetstone of unknown date. It is sub-oval in plan with rounded edges. It is a rounded oval in cross-section also with all edges rounded. It is made from a brown-grey stone. There are linear grooves on all the surfaces, possibly caused by sharpening tools. It is difficult to say that this is definitely a whetstone as natural stones could be used for this purpose without much working to make them suitable, this appears to be in that group.
Created on: Wednesday 8th December 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 15th December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WILT-9990B7
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Swindon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of undatable (200 BC-1800 AD) but probably Roman to medieval, hone or whetstone, measuring 42.21x41.00x20.59mm and weighing 48.45g. The stone has micaceous inclusions and is greyish in colour. The whetstone or hone is formed from a very fine grained sedimentary, mica rich sandstone or siltstone. It is rectangular in cross section and has a deep groove on both of the larger faces.
Created on: Friday 21st January 2011
Last updated: Friday 21st January 2011
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Record ID: WMID-16E164
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An igneous stone (granite?) whetstone of uncertain date. The stone is finely finished and shaped with a carved sub-oval 'tang' to slot into a handle. The sides are straight and there is a ridge running down the centre of one face, making the stone pentagonal in shape. The blade is truncated and as its terminal is not so smooth as the edges of the rest of the blade this would seem to be through damage rather than wear through use. The stone is a dark grey to black in colour with fine inclusions, but is an orangey brown in colour where it has been shaped to fit the handle, and to a less…
Created on: Tuesday 29th March 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 29th March 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HAMP-CEB7F5
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A seemingly complete whetstone of uncertain date. The object has a round suspension hole, 6.6mm in diameter, at one end. In plan, the object is sub oval with flat upper and lower edges. It measures 46mm in length, 28mm across the 'shoulders', 13mm across the straightened upper edge, and 18.6mm across the straight lower edge. In cross-section it is sub-rectangular in shape tapering gently towards the lower end of the stone, as viewed in profile (max. 10.7mm, min. 9.4mm). All faces are fairly smooth, but the edges are smoother than the main surfaces. All corners and edges have been roun…
Created on: Friday 13th May 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd August 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Chichester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-321244
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible whetstone, hone-stone or polishing stone. A shaped quartzite pebble (probably a beach pebble). The pebble has several angular facets resulting in its broadly rectilinear shape. The profile shape is pentagonal. On both of the long faces there are areas of wear at the short edges. The upper surface, where two facets join together producing a central ridge (the point of the pentagonal profile) is slightly more smooth than the other surfaces. Date: Uncertain Dimensions: 83.81 mm x 47.53 mm x 58.63 mm Weight: 420 g (approx)
Created on: Tuesday 5th July 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 5th July 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: CAM-5EE3F2
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A whetstone of uncertain date. Weight 128.70g, length 93.24mm, width 28.95mm, thickness 23.48mm.
Created on: Tuesday 19th July 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-F5D347
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible whetstone of uncertain date. The whetstone is formed from a micaceous shale and is sub-rectangular in both plan and section. The stone is 129.4mm long, 40.6mm wide, 15.2mm thick and weighs 109g. Due to a lack of contextual evidence and any diagnostic features it is not possible to date or identify this object with any degree of certainty.
Created on: Thursday 1st September 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 14th September 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thorner', grid reference and parish protected.


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