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    • Object type: WHETSTONE
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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: 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: LIN-DBA476
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete schist whetstone. The whetstone is rectangular in plan and in cross-section.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: FAKL-B10525
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Whetstone made from a green schist, fine texture, schistosity well defined. Two faces worn through use giving a slightly curved shape. Sides irregular showing the schistose fracture. One end curved, other broken.
Created on: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 30th November 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Driffield', 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: HAMP-E48B53
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A whetstone of Norwegian ragstone, late Saxon or medieval in date. The stone is sub-rectangular in cross-section with rounded corners. It tapers from the plain, flat end to an old break at the other end. Each side is slightly concave from wear. It measures 22.6mm by 20.1mm at the complete end, and 17.5mm by 11.1mm at the break. A very similar example was found in a 15th- to 16th-century pit in Winchester, but it may have been residual (Rees et al., 326-327; ref. 2441).
Created on: Friday 20th August 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 24th August 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Owslebury CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-BF8163
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
These items form part of a collection of 60 sherds of Roman and Medieval pottery and other finds that were submitted for identification in November 2009. The two whetstones that were submitted are, like the nails very hard to date without contextual information. Whetstones have been in use for many hundreds of years. On whetstone is perforated, probably for suspension; this practice was not common during the Roman period. These whetstones may date anywhere from the post Roman period (AD 410) into the post-medieval period.
Created on: Wednesday 18th August 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 18th August 2010
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-ECBF12
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Stone: Fine grained sandstone with tiny ?mica flecks and black grains. Possibly Coal Measures Sandstone (non-specialist identification by MF). Hone. Tapered cylindrical hone, broken at both ends. The regular round section may suggest it was turned on a lathe, and/or used fitted to a spindle. Spiral gouges may have been inflicted after such use. Suggested date: Post-Medieval to Modern, 1600-1900. Length: 140.47mm, Diameter: 37.47mm, Weight: 240gms.
Created on: Tuesday 27th July 2010
Last updated: Monday 13th September 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wickenby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-42FE74Z
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of undatable (200 BC-1800 AD) but probably Roman hone or whetstone, measuring 48.37x37.89x20.74mm and weighing 63.8g. The stone is smooth on one face and rougher on the others. It is red/ brown in colour with micaceous inclusions. The whetstone or hone is formed from a very fine grained sedimentary, mica rich sandstone or siltstone.
Created on: Monday 19th July 2010
Last updated: Saturday 17th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cricklade area', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: DENO-974E15
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Whetstone, narrowed at the top, expanding gradually in one plane to form a bulbous terminal. Pierced for suspension at the top - drilled from both sides, minimum internal diameter 3.8mm. Concave wear at the edge of one side close to the piercing - width of wear up to 45mm. Fine grained ?sandstone, mica-rich, the stone is light orange-brown where freshly scratched, and darker grey-brown weathered surface. Length 131.2mm, width at top (level with piercing) 20.4mm, width at end 45.2mm, min thickness (at top) 9.3mm, max thickness (at end) 17.0mm, weight 115.8g. Uncertain date - Roma…
Created on: Thursday 29th April 2010
Last updated: Monday 24th May 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wragby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-A87C57
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete whetstone of unknown date. The whetstone or hone is formed from a very fine grained sedimentary, mica rich sandstone or siltstone. It is a light grey colour. It is sub-rectangular in shape, with tapering sides. The cross-section is sub-rectangular. Five sides are finely smoothed, with one edge demonstrating a rough fracture. It measures 48.03mm long, 67.76mm wide and maximum thickness is 27.73mm. The minimum thickness is 11.70mm. It weighs 102.7 grams. 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 …
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Friday 27th July 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brailes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-095CA7
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A rectangular length of lightweight, dark, fine-grained stone that has probably been used as a whetstone (hone or sharpening stone) as there are a number of shallow grooves on three of the surfaces. It is difficult to date with certainty but it probably dates from the Early-Medieval to Medieval periods. It is pierced at one end and a copper-alloy rivet remains in the piercing. At each end of the rivet is a small section of copper-alloy plate, probably forming a suspension mount, most of which has broken away in antiquity and is missing. The opposite end of the stone to the suspension …
Created on: Friday 15th January 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SF-469FF2
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A hone stone, of possible Anglo-Saxon to Medieval date. It is approximately rectangular, 41.79mm in length and 14.54mm in width tapering to one terminal. This is worn with rounded edges but broken off at the tip, and is perforated with a circular hole 6mm from the terminal edge. The hone is 5.4mm in thickness here, but tapers to 2.3mm at the opposite terminal, the edge of which is also worn.Both sides have been worn smooth. The hone weighs 4.37g. Hones of this type were for personal use and were perforated in order to suspend them from a leather belt. Examples are known from Viking …
Created on: Tuesday 13th October 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brockley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-2205A5
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a whetstone. It is square sectioned with a break at either end. One end flares out and has a long, central groove on one face. The opposite face has an angled groove at the other end. A fine grained, laminated, micaceous siltsone or mudstone. Date: Not closely datable, but probably Medieval to Post Medieval - 12th to 18th century Dimensions: 44.76 mm x 31.93 mm x 20.31 mm Weight: 42.52 g Weight: 8g
Created on: Thursday 17th September 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-FB1291
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment probably of a smooth grained whetstone or polishing stone. It was found together with a large collection of Medieval pottery shards, suggesting that it is also likely to date from this period. Length: 65.15mm, Width: 42.52mm, Thickness: 13.68mm Weight: 73.55g
Created on: Tuesday 15th September 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 15th February 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Westbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-29E6D4
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete whetstone or honestone. The object is oval in cross-section measuring 29 x 32mm at the break and tapering to 11 x 10mm at the tip. The length of the whetstone is 93mm.
Created on: Wednesday 12th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-D7D943
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete whetstone. The whetstone is rectangular in cross-section and tapers from the break to the complete end. Probably medieval.
Created on: Monday 27th July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Billingborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-885A43
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete whetstone, probably dating to the medieval period. The whetstone is rectangular in plan and tapers from end to end.
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LIN-A18C43
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete whetstone. The object is rectangular in plan and in cross-section. The sides are very smooth and worn. The material is a pale grey-blue colour.
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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