An early north country carved stone creeing trough or mortar. To Cree is to bruise wheat or barley in a large stone mortar until the husks fall off. This would then be boiled for broth or frumenty.
A curiously Northern item, mortars of this size could be found in large houses and steadings the medieval period and earlier.
H 36 cm // 14"
W 39 cm // 15 1/4"
D 39 cm // 15 1/4"