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

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Record ID: NMS-0F82DA
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Whetstone of sub ovoid to sub trapezoidal section with rounded edges, all faces are polished smooth and blackened from use, except for recent damage which reveals the light grey origional colour of the fine grained micaceous shist. As both ends are broken and damaged in antiquity, it is uncertian if this impliment was perforated from suspention. Romano-british to Medieval.
Created on: Monday 26th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 26th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-8A4BED
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Medieval to post-medieval honestone in a fine grained micaceous grey stone, of sub-square cross-section at one end (24 x 24mm) widening gently to the other (24 x 30.5mm. Length 112mm. 12th - 18th century
Created on: Thursday 20th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 20th April 2017
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Record ID: NMS-AF3E34
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Medieval hone stone of striated pale grey micaceous schist, faces tapering towards terminals. Both ends damaged. Trapezoidal section 21 x 13mm. Length 119mm. weighs 64.63mm. 12th-15th century.
Created on: Wednesday 8th February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 8th February 2017
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Record ID: NMS-444A56
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete, probably medieval hone stone, with one end missing. The thickness and width are greatest near the complete end where the cross-section is a parallelogram (38 x 29mm). At the broken end the cross-section is sub-rectangular (29 x 20mm). The material is micaceous and pale grey. Length 126mm. 12th - 15th century.
Created on: Friday 18th December 2015
Last updated: Friday 18th December 2015
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Record ID: NMS-89F91B
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete medieval to post-medieval honestone of very hard, fine-grained, pinkish grey micaceous sandstone. At the break the cross-section is trapezoidal, 42 x 19-23mm, and at the end it is rectangular, 64 x 43mm. Three faces are gently concave. The fourth face, a narrow one, is flat but scoured by two deep V-section sharpening grooves which run the full length. There are two shallower grooves on the end. Extant length 79mm. 12th - 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Last updated: Thursday 7th July 2016
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Record ID: NMS-8D3563
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete honestone undated but probably ancient, one end missing, of rectangular cross-section tapering slightly to sub-triangular terminal. There is a drilled perforation at the broken end, with a slightlblind hole on one face near the edge where the position has been adjusted. The unidentified stone is very smooth, fine-grained and dark grey/black. Extant length 57mm. Width 10mm. Thickness 8mm. Weight 10.02g.
Created on: Friday 17th July 2015
Last updated: Friday 17th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hilborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-0D13F7
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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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-595B09
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete, probably medieval hone stone of sub-rectangular section, with one end missing. The thickness and width are greatest near the complete end. The material is micaceous, greenish grey with off-white or very pale grey streaks. Length 85mm. Thickness 13.5 - 17.8mm. Width 36 - 40.3mm. 12th - 15th century.
Created on: Sunday 15th March 2015
Last updated: Sunday 15th March 2015
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Record ID: NMS-1EBEE1
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably medieval hone stone of rectangular cross-section, thinning gently from one broken end to an unbroken, rounded end. The stone is slightly close-grained, micaceous and pale grey brown. Extant length 63mm. Width 18.6mm. Thickness 9.8 - 9mm. 12th - 15th century. Finder's no. GR7
Created on: Saturday 28th February 2015
Last updated: Saturday 28th February 2015
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Record ID: NMS-DB9F8C
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a probably medieval hone of pale grey micaceous stone, split longitudinally and broken across on end. The cross-section was probably sub-rectangular, and tapering from the finished end. On the one surving braod surface there are five short longitudinal lines of rust, presumably from use with an iron tool. Extant length and thickness 55 and 11.5 - 9mm. Width 28.5 - 23mm. Weight 32g. Perhaps 12th - 15th century. Finder's no. GW3
Created on: Wednesday 25th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 25th February 2015
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Record ID: NMS-DA1F09
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Whetstone of uncertain (but far from recent) date, discoidal and sub-circular, in fine grained grey stone. One flat face is smooth, the other less so and with a substantial V-sectioned groove running from edge to edge, set slightly off-centre and deepest at mid-point. There is a narrower V-sectioned groove on the side. Diameter 76 - 82mm. Thickness 24mm. Weight 288g. Maximum width and depth of large groove 16 and 10mm, of small groove 6 and 4mm.
Created on: Monday 8th September 2014
Last updated: Monday 8th September 2014
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Record ID: NMS-00899D
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval honestone of Norwegian Ragstone. The cross-section is sub-rectangular with the narrow sides quite flat but the two broad faces irregularly convex. Close to the slightly damaged narrower end an encircling V-sectioned groove with overlapping ends was presumably to take a suspension cord (a drilled perforation is the more normal method). Below the groove the sides are straight and then gently diverge before a rounded lower end. Length 84mm. Width 21.5 - 28mm. Thickness 10.5 - 14.5mm. Weight 55.98g. Norwegian Ragstone was imported in quantity before the Conquest (Moore, D.T. and …
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 17th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-C01ED7
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roughly rectangular sandstone pebble, fairly flat on both faces, broken at one end, the long edges worn smooth from use as a whetstone. Surviving dimensions 135 x 82 x 34mm. Undateable, but unlikely to be prehistoric and probably Early Medieval, medieval or post-medieval.
Created on: Monday 14th April 2014
Last updated: Sunday 15th March 2015
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Record ID: NMS-476F22
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three hone stone fragments, all with both ends missing and perhaps all medieval. Two are very short (35 and 39mm), of trapezoidal cross-section and affected by fire. The larger piece (length 184mm), of irregular ovoid cross-section and probably of Norwegian Ragstone. This stone was imported in quantity before the Conquest (Moore, D.T. and Ellis, S.E. in Rogerson and Dallas 1984, 107-11) and in Norfolk remained "the preferred material for hones during the late medieval period" (Mills, J.M. with Moore, D. in Shepherd Popescu 2009, 709). Combined weight 348g.
Created on: Saturday 15th March 2014
Last updated: Saturday 15th March 2014
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Record ID: NMS-8E3531
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible whetstone. Shield-shaped, ractangular-sectioned, with angled, off-centre hole near flat top edge. Length 34mm. Width 23mm.Thickness 16mm. Undated, but probably Roman - Medieval, if a whetstone.
Created on: Monday 12th August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 13th August 2013
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Record ID: NMS-9B3B05
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete honestone of Norwegian Ragstone, both ends missing, of sub-rectangular cross-section and steadily diminishing thickness from one end to the other. There is a V-sectioned longitudinal groove on one face. Norwegian Ragstone was imported in quantity before the Conquest (Moore, D.T. and Ellis, S.E. in Rogerson and Dallas 1984, 107-11) and in Norfolk remained "the preferred material for hones during the late medieval period" (Mills, J.M. with Moore, D. in Shepherd Popescu 2009, 709). Length 50.5mm. Width 35.5mm. Thickness 13.5 - 7mm. Weight 42g.
Created on: Tuesday 25th June 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 17th June 2014
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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-3F3088
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Medieval hone stone of pale grey micaceous schist. Both ends broken. Section varies from ovoid (33 x 12mm) at one end to sub-square (22mm) at the other. Length >158mm.
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Feltwell', 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: 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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