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Record ID: WILT-4AF932
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of whetstone measuring 40x36x10mm and weighing 25.31g. It has numerous long marks on the surface. Roman to medieval in date.
Created on: Friday 11th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LIN-9C9E45
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete whetstone. The whetstone is square in cross-section and has one unworn side, one slightly worn and two very worn sides. Both ends are missing.
Created on: Tuesday 15th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WILT-DBACE4
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Undatable whetstone. It could date to any time between the Iron Age and post medieval, but probably more likely to be post medieval. It is triangular in section and measures 157mm in length, is max 73mm wide (min 56mm) and max 44mm thick (min 16mm). It weighs c.630g (to the nearest 10g). There is a worn area on the edge of one face and several deep grooves on both faces. The deepest grooves are at the thickest end, being 2-3mm deep.
Created on: Friday 18th November 2005
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2016
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Record ID: LIN-444B95
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete stone whetstone. The stone is rectangular in cross-section and has four long smooth and well worn sides. The object tapers towards the broken end. The fibrous looking fracture suggests that the whetstone is made from Norwegian schist.
Created on: Wednesday 23rd November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LIN-25C8C0
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete whetstone. The stone is rectangular in cross section and flares at one end. Both ends are broken. All sides of the whetstone are highly worn.
Created on: Monday 9th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMS-615F38
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of Late Saxon/Medieval stone hone, upper part with lead repair, square-sectioned, perforated lead forming apex and filling vertical groove and two of three horizontal grooves on each face, broken across lower of three horizontal grooves, 12 x >35mm. The fine-grained dark stone is probably Blue Phyllite.
Created on: Tuesday 24th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Horningtoft', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-8C2B81
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large fragment of whetstone, of unknown date (probably medieval). The stone from which the whetstone has been carved is an non-local stone. The stone has been chipped and ground into the whetstone shape and has a chamfered edges. Both ends are badly broken. Weight: 81g.
Created on: Thursday 26th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Middleton-on-Sea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-8C4055
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large fragment of whetstone, of unknown date (probably medieval). The stone from which the whetstone has been carved is probably Quartzite. The stone has been chipped and ground into the whetstone shape and has a chamfered edges. One of the corners of the stone is rounded. Weight: 93g.
Created on: Thursday 26th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Middleton-on-Sea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-0B88E1
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
a medieval stone hone. It is a complete rectangular hone 53.03mm long and 13.65mm wide at one terminal. It tapers to 9.52mm at the opposite terminal, which is rounded. A circular hole pierces through the hone at 12.51mm from the wider terminal.With the hole uppermost, the left side of the hone is worn, where it has been used for sharpening a blade. It weighs 13.25g. Similar hones have been found in a fourteenth century context, as at York and Winchester (refs. below) but this type of hone could be of any date from the tenth to fifteenth centuries.
Created on: Monday 13th February 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Covehithe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-637037
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Whetstone dating to the medieval - post medieval period. Rounded ends, one surface has evidence of wear, making the surface slightly flat.
Created on: Tuesday 25th January 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DEV-90A760
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Whetstone or hone. It is of fine grained dark stone, so may have served as a finishing hone. It is 65mm in length and has a suspension hole at the top edge. It has pronounced wear on the opposing faces. Hones were used for a long period of time, and this one may date from the 11th century, as one very similar was recovered during excavations in Exeter.
Created on: Thursday 27th January 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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