Material Histories 4 – Gritty Ware

Gritty Ware body sherd

Gritty Ware is a catch all term for a medieval pottery type with lots of gritty inclusions.

Material Histories 2 – Marles Chert

Marles Chert is named after the area in Lancashire where it was first recorded many years ago. It is characterised by its glassy appearance and tiny sub-rectangular voids that occur in places.

Material Histories 1 – Lead and Lead alloy

Every now and then a lucky member of the public finds a lead based object that can still tell us its whole story. Our featured find, a lead and lead alloy suspended weight, is one such find.