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    • Material: Stone
    • Object type: WHETSTONE
    • County: North Lincolnshire

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Record ID: NLM-7FA566
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead and stone whetstone fragment. The broken end of a fine-grained grey layered stone, possibly a slate but resembling a 'phyllite', with a neatly-cut square section groove around its narrower end, and another at right angles to this on either side. The broken end of the hone has been sheathed in lead, which has held its parts together. The hone may have broken across the site of an original suspension hole. There is a probably drilled transverse hole in the end of the lead sheathing which would replace it. This is an unusual example of the repair of a personal hone so it could be con…
Created on: Friday 26th May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 30th May 2017
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Record ID: NLM-689B55
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Reconstituted stone or carborundum possible whetstone fragment. One end of a moulded rectangular object in a dense dark grey material. A panel with bevelled edges is moulded on one side of the object. There are no traces of use or wear. Suggested date: Modern, 1900-1950. Length: 25mm, Width: 30.6mm, Thickness: 13.3mm, Weight: 19.80gms.
Created on: Monday 13th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-C5818B
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark grey dense fine grained and layered stone: whetstone fragment. A thin bar with rounded slightly convergent edges and broad flat sides, both smoothed by wear and randomly scratched on one side, broken at both its ends. The width should probably suggest use in a kitchen or workshop, and the thickness may suggest heavy use leading to thinning and eventual breakage of the object. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1700-1900. Length: 26.9mm, Width: 48.9mm, Thickness: 8.1mm, Weight: 25.80gms.
Created on: Wednesday 18th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 18th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haxey', 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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Record ID: NLM-59D611
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fine grained honey coloured Sandstone Possible Whetstone fragment. Rectangular section fragment, possibly from a bar shaped workshop or kitchen whetstone - as distinct from hones worn or carried at the belt. All four sides appear smoothed, and one side may also be lightly dished. A break at one end is ancient damage inflicted before a prolonged period of immersion; the break at the other end is recent, exposing tiny quartz inclusions. The rest of the surface has been smoothed after its ancient breakage by prolonged immersion and rolling by water. The material is not ideal for sharpe…
Created on: Monday 10th June 2013
Last updated: Monday 24th June 2013
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Record ID: NLM-082E64
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Norwegian Schist Hone fragment. Rectangular section mullion of schist, worn on all its sides and markedly dished on one of its narrower sides. Broken at both ends. Norwegian honestones from quarries near Telemark came to dominate the English market for sharpening stones throughout the Middle Ages. This object is of an intermediate size between personal hones - often carried suspended - and more unwieldy workshop or kitchen hones .The shape is conferred by the cleavage of the stone along its bedding planes. Suggested date: Medieval, 1200-1500. Length: 93.2mm, Width: 34.2mm, Thic…
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beltoft', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-90E627
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cream coloured Fossiliferous Limestone Possible Rubber. Sub-triangular flat stone, smoothed on upper and lower surfaces and along two edges. This object was recovered as a possible miniature axe-head, a function for which the material is unsuitable. However, its flat smoothed form may be the result of either a natural processes - such as erosion in water - or utilisation. It resembles a pumice stone smoother, an item supplied in recent times for cosmetic use as a rubber to remove dead skin; pumice stone inserts were also used in pincushions to sharpen points. Such uses may have bee…
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2012
Last updated: Thursday 13th September 2012
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Record ID: NLM-4F0425
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably a complete Medieval slate whetstone. The light grey coloured whetstone is sub-rectangular in plan, sub-triangular in cross section and expands in thickness from one end. The thinner end has a circular perforation with a diameter of 5.1mm. The surface of the hone is uneven with scratches and broken edges. The length is 141.0mm, the maximum width is 30.2mm, the maximum thickness is 15.0mm and the weight is 107.03g
Created on: Thursday 6th April 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NLM-D3E3E4
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete Anglo-Scandinavian schist hone. The dark grey coloured hone is sub-rectangular in plan, though the one end is quite rounded. In cross section the hone is sub-triangular and becomes flatter near the rounded end. The thicker end has a circular perforation. The surface of the hone is uneven with scratches and flaking edges. The length is 41.8mm, the width is 9.5mm, the maximum thickness is 7.0mm and the weight is 4.27g.
Created on: Thursday 7th July 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NLM-2A6564
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A solid sub-rectangular fine grain whetstone. One end of the whetstone has broken off. The other end has a central groove. The surviving length of the whetstone is 71.3mm, the thickness is 9.6mm and the width is 16.8mm.
Created on: Wednesday 30th June 2004
Last updated: Thursday 29th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnetby Le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM6526
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Flat rectangular with a rectangular cross section evidence for a break at one end, so length is unknown, corner broken off at other end. Some ware on the face where tools were sharpened.
Created on: Friday 11th October 2002
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'ROXBY CUM RISBY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM6238
Object type: WHETSTONE
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cylindrical but tapers outwards slightly towards the bottom, one side is slightly flatter than the rest probably through use. Both the top and bottom appear to have been broken.
Created on: Friday 23rd August 2002
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'ROXBY CUM RISBY', grid reference and parish protected.


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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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