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The Iron Age

Craft and Industry

Whetstone, High Kelton Farm, Camp Hill, Trohoughton

Period:
Iron Age
Description:

Found by a Major General Scott-Elliot in 1960 at Camp Hill, Trohoughton, this whetstone is a typical example of the type. Whetstones, made of stone, were used for the sharpening of knives. Fine grained with a long rectangular shape, with one complete long side lost (exposing a rough fractured surface) this whetstone has softly rounded edges and ends.

 

This whetstone was found at Camphill, a hill fort defended by two stone faced ramparts and steep ditches. When it was excavated in 1960 the remains of timber buildings were found inside the ramparts.

Place of Discovery:
High Kelton Farm, Camp Hill, Trohoughton
Materials/Media:
stone
Dimensions:
length: 144 mm width: 28 mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1960.76.1
Digital Number:
RPD0313
RCAHMS site record:
Camp hill, Troughton
References:
SCOTT-ELLIOT, Major General J ; SIMPSON, D D A "Excavations at Camp Hill, Trohoughton, Dumfries".TDGNHAS, 1964. Third series, Volume 41, pp125-134.