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    • Object type: WHETSTONE
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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL

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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: 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
Spatial data recorded.


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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
Spatial data recorded.


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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
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-2A6564
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A solid sub-rectangular fine grain whetstone. One end of the whetstone has broken off. The other end has a central groove. The surviving length of the whetstone is 71.3mm, the thickness is 9.6mm and the width is 16.8mm.
Created on: Wednesday 30th June 2004
Last updated: Thursday 29th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnetby Le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: SWYOR-5ABA34
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A whetstone or hone which is 117.3mm long, 52.7mm wide and 34.6mm thick. The stone is sub-rectangular in plan with rounded corners. It appears to be a water worn pebble which has not been deliberately shaped. One face has been used as a whetstone though. This face is very smooth and worn, but the other have not been used and are rougher. There is a semi-spherical hole in one side face of the stone, closer to one end. This appears to be natural as there are no striations within the hole to suggest deliberate working. It may be the result of an air bubble or pocket less durable material…
Created on: Friday 15th February 2008
Last updated: Wednesday 4th June 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-AF84D7
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large fragment of worked stone, that could be a whetstone, which is probably early-medieval in date. Numberous whetstones made in this material have been found in the East Ridings of Yorkshire in Viking contexts. The stone from which the whetstone has been carved is a fine-grained Mica Schist, sourced in Scandinavia. The stone has been chipped and ground. It is unusually shaped with a waisted section and a rounded, bulbous terminal. The opposite terminal is broken.
Created on: Tuesday 19th August 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Yapham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-ACA3C7
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A large fragment of whetstone, which is probably early-medieval in date. Numberous whetstones made in this material have been found in the East Ridings of Yorkshire in Viking contexts. The stone from which the whetstone has been carved is a fine-grained Mica Schist, sourced in Scandinavia. The stone has been chipped and ground into the whetstone shape and has large chamfered edges. The chamfered edges are still very obvious. Weight: 94g.
Created on: Wednesday 14th November 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brantingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-3A7005
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Whetstone pendant, roughly rectangular with slightly rounded corners. The stone is a light gray schist with a small circular hole at the top. The stone is very smooth and shows evidence of much useage. The sides of the object are flat and smooth.
Created on: Friday 22nd September 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Skidbrookee', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-A4A076
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Saxon/Medieval Hone stone, probably Norwegian Ragstone, rectangular-sectioned with perforation towards upper end, other end broken, both faces slightly concave where worn by use, 14 x >53mm. 10th - 13th century
Created on: Wednesday 29th March 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Ellingham', 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: 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: 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
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Record ID: NLM-D3E3E4
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete Anglo-Scandinavian schist hone. The dark grey coloured hone is sub-rectangular in plan, though the one end is quite rounded. In cross section the hone is sub-triangular and becomes flatter near the rounded end. The thicker end has a circular perforation. The surface of the hone is uneven with scratches and flaking edges. The length is 41.8mm, the width is 9.5mm, the maximum thickness is 7.0mm and the weight is 4.27g.
Created on: Thursday 7th July 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-F17BB0
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete whetstone probably dating to the early-medieval period. The whetstone is rectilinear in plan and relatively square in section. One end narrows slightly, each end is angled slightly, parallel to each other. The stone is a fine-grained, micaceous rock, probably schistose in origin. There appears to be no garnet present or clear schistoze texture which has been clearly apparent in nearly all of the other whetstone seen through the Yorkshire FLO office. The surface has badly damaged, most of the marks are relatively new which probably indicates plough damage. This whetstone pro…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd April 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Paull', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-0E2784
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very fine early medieval polished whetstone pendant, made from a light black stone. There is a suspension hole at the top which has been pierced fom both sides to give a clean even finish. There are numerous shallow linear scores visible on both sides of the whetstone. This whetstone was probably used for the final finishing sharpening rather than the initial sharpening. The whetstone measures 76.50mm long, 13.91mm wide and 6.89mm thick. It weighs 15 grams.
Created on: Thursday 11th June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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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-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: 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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