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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: WMID1584
Object type: WHETSTONE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The item is sub-square in section. The corners are rounded. Each terminal of the item is broken. Two of the faces are very smooth. Along the other two faces there are large chips so the edges are not well defined. Also there are a series of vague linear grooves.
Created on: Friday 11th February 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WARWICKSHIRE BARCHESTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID2151
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The whetstone is incomplete, however a perforated rounded terminal remains. The whetstone is a narrow elongated rectangle in section with rounded terminals.
Created on: Thursday 25th May 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WARWICKSHIRE BRAILES', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID4617
Object type: WHETSTONE
County: Dudley
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The whetstone is made of a fine silt stone, possibly from the Welsh borders. In plan the whetstone is an elongated trapezoidal shape. The two long side edges are not quite parallel. The wide lower edge is slightly rounded and abraded, but maybe the original edge. The opposite edge is a broken edge. The upper surface of the stone is smooth and the edges rounded, and tapers in depth towards the lower edge. The reverse is a flat face, but is not a smooth as the other face.
Created on: Monday 22nd April 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC3066
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete hone, sub triangular in plan and rectangular in section. The fabric, examined under a magnifying lens appears to be a compacted sandstone, of a pale blue-grey colour.
Created on: Wednesday 10th July 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HAMP2032
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment, whetstone. Pink/brown micaceous non-local stone. Worn on one side.
Created on: Monday 29th July 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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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: 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: HAMP3346
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
3 x whetstone fragments. Hard, pink/grey micaceous stone.
Created on: Thursday 20th March 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP3441
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
1 x whetstone fragment. Oval-sectioned, quite worn.
Created on: Monday 24th March 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'HAMPSHIRE UPHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-ED5387
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Hornfels whetstone, triangular in plan, tapering to one end, and rectangular in profile. The length of one side of the stone has been smoothed and flattened by continuous use, probably sharpening a metal blade. The opposite side is also worked and worn, but has a square section that is recessed, which may have been deliberate or through damage. Nowakowski (1991) illustrates a similar whetstone from Trethellan, Newquay on page 147, Fig.61, No.95, which is dated to the Bronze Age. Ashbee (1999) illustrates similar examples of whetstones with tapering ends from Halangy Down on page 99, F…
Created on: Tuesday 1st April 2003
Last updated: Saturday 18th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-ED9EE0
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Elvan or fine-grained granite whetstone or rubbing stone, semi-circular in plan, rectangular in profile and tear-shaped in section. The length of one side of the stone has been smoothed and flattened by continuous use, probably sharpening a metal blade. The opposite side is also worked and worn, but has an area that is slightly recessed, which may be a result of the pitting of the surface over time. The base of the stone is also slightly hollowed and may have been used as a rubbing stone, to grind grain, rather than blades, initially, and then when it broke in half, it was re-used as a…
Created on: Tuesday 1st April 2003
Last updated: Tuesday 18th October 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-0EE2F4
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Perforated whetstone of rectangular cross-section, made of a fine-grained siltstone. The stone tapers gently to the flat end. The top of the whetstone has been damaged and is irregular. The perforation is regular and has been drilled; it has been positioned slightly off-centre on one face. All four faces illustrate evidence of whetting, but show no obvious sign of being dished through prolonged use.
Created on: Tuesday 13th May 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-40A462
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Top fragment of a perforated whetstone. The stone has a bevelled end and straight sides. The perforation is oval and has an hour glass profile. Both faces are smooth and dished from use. One face has a facet running along one of the sides.
Created on: Tuesday 15th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LIN-17EEF0
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Very worn whetstone. The object has been drilled from both sides at the top, presumably for attachment as a pendant or for safe keeping. The whetstone is rectangular in section and tapers until its break. The sides show much evidence of useage.
Created on: Monday 6th October 2003
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WILT-49D884
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Wedge of sandstone hone, incomplete, c.80 mm long, max thickness (at break) c.40mm. A hole has been worked in the stone at a diagonal near the broken end, one end of which is on the outer surface and the other one the broken end. It is c.12mm in diameter on the outside but narrows at the middle, and presumable carried on past the break. There are many scratch marks on the surface. It is not unusual to find incomplete or fragments of hones as they wear where they are used so much. The hole was probably for hanging up and this could explain its smooth inner suface - years of hanging on …
Created on: Monday 8th December 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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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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Record ID: LANCUM-7656D7
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark stone whetstone, rectangular in section, tappering to slighty.
Created on: Saturday 21st February 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Papcastle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-766E64
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman Whetstone, dark stone. Flat faced triangular tube, with rounded ends.
Created on: Saturday 21st February 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Papcastle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-7686E3
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman whetstone, dark stone. Rectangular in cross section, slightly tapering to one end, flat sides, with rounded ends.
Created on: Saturday 21st February 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Papcastle', grid reference and parish protected.


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