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Roughed out cylinder quern at Wharncliffe (SK29553 97944).  Stones worked over a very long period can be found amongst jumbled gritstone boulders below the crags. Querns like this are believed to be around 2,000 years old.

Roughed out beehive quern at Wharncliffe

Circular quern excavated from a medieval farmhouse at Blackwell. Made from a local volcanic outcrop.

Modern Indian quern, displayed at Heage mill.

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