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    • Primary material: Stone

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Record ID: SF-0ACD16
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, part-polished stone axe of Neolithic date, c.4000-2500 BC. It is oval in shape, with an oval section, and flares from the butt toward the cutting edge which is crescentic. The stone is a dense grey-green and may be from a source in the Lake District. Both faces of the axe show signs of wear, and there are areas where the surfaces are polished, running in a roughly triangular patch from the cutting edge to the centre of the axehead on both sides. The object measures 108.76mm in length, 48.20mm in width, 26.25mm in thickness and weighs 178.54g.
Created on: Tuesday 20th December 2011
Last updated: Thursday 5th January 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Harkstead', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-D99616
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of Hertfordshire pudding stone rotary quern. Part of the top, curved surface survives(42mmx32mm)and more of the lower surface, c.50mm x 60mm. The vertical, curving groove, 23mm in width, which runs through the centre of the quern is also extant. The fragment measures 91.82mm in height, 78.6mm in width and weighs 643g.
Created on: Monday 25th January 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Combs', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: SF-385927
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Piece of Hertfordshire puddingstone quern, of probably first century, Roman date. It is a solid domed shape, 84mm in height at the centre, and 50% of the stone is present, with an estimated diameter of 340mm. The quern weighs 5830g. At the centre of the broken section of the quern is the funnel-shaped aperture, through which the grain would have been fed, 44.2mm in diameter at the top, approximately 15mm in the centre and 31.5mm at the bottom of the quern. Traces of wear on the underside of the quern show that it had been used. Recent work at Heybridge suggests that puddingstone quer…
Created on: Monday 16th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 7th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Little Wilbraham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-382B87
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
a piece of grey lava quernstone, of probable Roman date. It is curved, with tool marks forming a rim (57mm wide) on the upper edge, and the estimated diameter is 420 mm, with approximately 30% of the stone extant. It is 60mm thick at the outside edge which is also tooled, tapering to 10mm at the opposite edge (being the centre of the complete quern).The quern is broken off on one side, at the point where it was socketed. The underside is slightly dished, showing signs of wear.It weighs 3440g.
Created on: Monday 16th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Barton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-C6BF94
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
a complete whetstone of unknown date. It is a light grey stone with a little mica, rectangular in shape with a flattened oval cross-section at the terminals, which are both flat. There are two flat, rectangular areas, each with significant patches of wear, one near each terminal. They have been worked so as to create an angle of 45 degrees between them, resulting in an uworked central bulbous area. The whetstone measures 86.86mm in length and is 20.6mm wide. It varies in thickness between 11.34mm on the worn areas to 17.1mm in the centre. It weighs 50.77g. Whetstones were in use throug…
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shotley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-F1D072
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A wedge-shaped piece of quernstone of probable Roman, or later date. It is of grey lava, with a curved outer edge bearing tool marks, 50.83mm in thickness, tapering to 18mm in thickness at the opposite edge,(which would be towards the centre of the quern). It measures 51.44mm in length and 25.44mm in width. It weighs 1041g.
Created on: Monday 6th November 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 13th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ousden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-A87215
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
an early medieval or later stone spindle whorl. It is circular with a hole pierced through the centre. One side is flattened around the hole. The outer surface is smooth and has signs of wear including some pitting. It is 29.54mm in diameter and 21.46mm in height, and weighs 23.45g. Spindle whorls of this type were current from the Anglo-Saxon period onwards, but there are no associations to qualify the date of this piece.
Created on: Monday 10th April 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Barton', 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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