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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: 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: 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
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Record ID: WAW-C6C886
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The object is a whetstone or hone. Ward-Perkins (Ward-Perkins J.B. 1940 Medieval Catalogue, Museum of London.) comments whetstones or hones are not usually found on Prehistoric or Roman sites in Britain, therefore suggesting the objects date from the later Early Medieval period onwards. The hole on the recorded example appears to have been hand-made, and therefore is not likely to be of recent date. The whetstone or hone is made from a fine grained stone, possibly a micaceous schist. It is rectangular in plan with both narrow edges being broken. It varies in thickness, to a maxim…
Created on: Monday 5th September 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-2CB314
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An oblong, slightly waisted, whetstone with an eccentric circular hole drilled in one end. The stone is a very fine-grained rock with a distinct greenish hue.
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUSS-D5EF73
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large fragment of whetstone, which is probably medieval in date. The stone from which the whetstone has been carved is probably ‘Schist’ a form of Norwegian ragstone. The stone has been chipped and ground into the whetstone shape and has large chamfered edges. Both ends are badly broken; one break looks a lot fresher than the other much more worn down break. The chamfered edges are still very obvious. Weight: 153g.
Created on: Friday 30th September 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Warnham', 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
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Record ID: LON-280F37
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Hone stone, possily medieval mica schist. Silver grey hone stone of an elongated blade like form. The hone is araded possibly by ware on one face. The stone is likely to be of norwegian rag type.
Created on: Tuesday 5th October 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'City of London', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-9EA974
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval whetstone, 49mm long and 15mm wide. The object is made from a metamorphic rock and has a sub rectangular form with rounded edges, worn down from use. It has a 10mm hole in the centre of one end. It matches one in Allan 1984, 31 and 295.
Created on: Tuesday 16th November 2004
Last updated: Tuesday 13th September 2016
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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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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-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: 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: 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
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