Trough quern

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This trough quern was dug up in an old stackyard from the foundations of a shed in The Sliabh, Balephuil in 2010. It was broken when it was found. It was put as a coping stone in a drystone wall. It was made from a block of gneiss.
NL 97060 40793
Dimensions of stone: L50 x W50 x D24cm
Trough: L 40 x W 20 x D13 cm

It is likely to be late prehistoric in date, possibly Neolithic, and was used for grinding grain.

Compare with saddle querns, which are thought to be later.

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Dr John Holliday

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