MHG2346 - Whetstone - Whitefield


Whetstone, Whitefield

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Whetstone found AD 1861 (NAT) OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)

"Mr A Gunn of Whitefield found this stone in 1861 while trenching his garden. It is supposed to have been used as a plummet. He gave it to me the other day and I sent it into the Ordnance Survey Office." (From the excellent line and wash drawing this is a perforated whetstone). Name Book 1871.

No further info was obtained during field investigation.
Visited by OS (W D J) 24 April 1963.

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Grid reference Centred ND 2688 5339 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND25SE
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (1)

  • WHETSTONE (Undated)

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