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TITLE
Pounding Stone
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2471_VOLXII_P267B
PLACENAME
East Watten
DISTRICT
Eastern
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Watten
DATE OF IMAGE
1876
PERIOD
1860s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31637
KEYWORDS
stones
pounding
grinding
milling
tools
Pounding Stone

This pounding stone, from East Watten in Caithness, is nearly cylindrical in shape. It is approximately 7½ inches (19cm) long with a diameter of 2½ inches (6cm). It was used for crushing coarse salt into finer grains.

This illustration was taken from 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Vol XII, Part I' (1876-77)

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Pounding Stone

CAITHNESS: Watten

1860s

stones; pounding; grinding; milling; tools

Highland Libraries

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (illustrations)

This pounding stone, from East Watten in Caithness, is nearly cylindrical in shape. It is approximately 7½ inches (19cm) long with a diameter of 2½ inches (6cm). It was used for crushing coarse salt into finer grains.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Vol XII, Part I' (1876-77)