Findspot - Possible Bronze Age whetstone

Description of this historic site

Findspot - a whetstone, thought to be of Bronze Age date, was found 400m south east of Bramcote Hospital.

Notes about this historic site

1 A perforated whetstone found in 1976 on the surface of a ploughed field at Bramcote Hill. Length 6.8 cm, breadth 2.2 cm, maximum thickness 0.8 cm. Weight 24 grammes. Hourglass-perforated whetstone, worn smooth on both faces and down both lateral edges. The shape of the whetstone is slightly wasted, presumably through use. The raw material is a slate of grey-brown colour. Implements of this type have Bronze Age associations.
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