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    • Material: Stone
    • Object type: WHETSTONE
    • Institution: LANCUM

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Record ID: LANCUM-9379A7
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possibly a whetstone of early medieval date, c. 9th-11th century. Rectangular in shape and cross-section; very smooth sides.
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 8th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alston Moor', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-555A06
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possibly an Early Medieval whetstone, dating to the period c.AD 410-1066. The whetstone is rectangular in cross-section and broadly rectangular in plan. The top (which may have had a hole for suspension) is missing. The opposide end is faceted, creating a flat-topped rectangular pyramid. The stone is grey-brown in colour, with micaceous inclusions. Cf. LIN-3D5C6E and LIN-B69761
Created on: Wednesday 9th April 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Spilsby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-FF4A27
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably a whetstone dating from the early medieval period. The object is roughly rectangular in shape and has a rectangular cross section. The surface on one side is rougher than on the other three sides which are very smooth. There are two parallel 'cuts' around the top part of the object which is where a string may have been attached to it. There is no evidence of a perforation.
Created on: Friday 10th January 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 5th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carnforth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-35A3C5
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete rectangular whetstone, which is very difficult to date, but is most likely to date from the Roman-post-medival period, i.e. c. AD43-1800. The stone is rectangular in shape and about 14.9mm thick. The surfaces are smooth, but the smoothest part are the sides which were probably used for resharpening blades of knives, axes and other tools. Stray finds of whetstones are notoriously difficult to date and only very few found out of context can be dated to, e.g. the Roman or medieval period because of their shape and/or a perforation for suspension. This whetstone does not bear a…
Created on: Friday 18th March 2011
Last updated: Friday 25th March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cockermouth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-941C91
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small stone fragment, possibly the remains of a whetstone. Date uncertain. The surfaces are too worn and damaged to be abolutely certain that this was, indeed, an artefact. It may be natural. It is was a whetstone, the date range would be 2000BC-AD1900, as single stray finds of simple whetstones are notoriously difficult to date.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd February 2011
Last updated: Friday 11th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thornton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-7E7034
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a whetstone, probably dating from the later medieval or early post-medieval period. It was found next to a large cylindrical lead weight (LANCUM-7E78E1).
Created on: Wednesday 27th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 3rd December 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lancaster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-C26867
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Heavy, round stone, possibly granite. While the underside is round and has a very rough surface, the top is very smooth and almost indented. It is very likely that the stone has been used as a whetstone for, possibly, arrowheads, smaller spearheads, knives, axe blades, etc. However, the date of Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age has only been given tentatively - it may have been much younger than that. Since it was an unassociated find, it is difficult to attach a clear date to it.
Created on: Thursday 17th May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: LANCUM-61ECD4
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Piece of finely gritted sandstone with very smooth surface and even sides. It is probably natural, but its smooth surface and the angled upper surface could indicate that it was used as a whetstone.
Created on: Tuesday 25th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Grindleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-61E9B1
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Triangular-shaped, finely gritted sandstone with very smooth surface and even sides. It is probably natural, but its smooth surface could indicate that it was used as a whetstone.
Created on: Tuesday 25th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Grindleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-13DF16
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman or Medieval whetstone (orange-reddish sandstone)
Created on: Monday 3rd October 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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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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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-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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