Friday, June 8, 2007

Windshiel Farm

A STONE AXE, and a FLANGED, BRONZE AXE were found in the field behind the farm in the 19th century - it is the one to the right of the pine trees in the foreground of the picture and below the wood in the centre rear of the photo.

The stone in the photo below was found next to the ruined tower house at Windshiel Farm by Ted Baker the owner of the farm. It’s 1 ¾ inches in diameter and a little under ½ inch deep. It's a spindle whorl and would have been used in the spinning of wool. These were largely replaced by the spinning wheel in the 15th/16th Century.

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