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FRAGMENT OF A ROMAN PUDDINGSTONE QUERN - Essex

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HERTFORDSHIRE PUDDINGSTONE

Fragment of a Roman puddingstone quern

Newport, Essex
 

Hertfordshire Puddingstone was formed about 60 million years ago as layers of flint pebbles were laid down by the sea across Hertfordshire. During the Ice Age, about half a million years ago, pieces of puddingstone were carried by the early Thames from Hertfordshire across East Anglia.

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This is actually a broken fragment of a Hertfordshire puddingstone quern that was found several years ago in a field in Essex. A quern is a simple mill for grinding corn, consisting of two stones, the upper of which is rotated by hand. The side of the vertical hole, or hopper, can be clearly seen, as can a small part of the flat grinding surface.

​​​​​​​They were first used in Neolithic times and various stones have been used, but during a short period of the Roman occupation of Britain (Ad 50 to Ad 100), Hertfordshire puddingstone was the stone of choice. They must have been extremely difficult to make.

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Size:  14 x 10 x 8 centimetres
Weight:  1.24 kilograms

PRICE: £20.00
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FRAGMENT OF A ROMAN  PUDDINGSTONE  QUERN - Essex
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