HESH-565190: Medieval: Vessel

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VESSEL

Unique ID: HESH-565190

Object type certainty: Certain
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Slightly laminated and burnt body sherd from a pottery vessel, not enough survives to indicate the form, probably dating from the later medieval or early post medieval period (1350-1550). The sherd is irregular in plan and profile. The fabric is over-fired earthenware (due to it being burnt in an uncontrolled fire) with a number of small angular and sub-angular grit, and quartz inclusions. The fabric is also highly micaeous. The fabric colour is a grey brown. There is no evidence of a glazed surface applied to the external face of the sherd, however, the sherd has laminated and this may have been lost. Not enough of the vessel survives to suggest the size or form of the vessel. The sherd itself is relatively unworn and the edges although slightly abraded are relatively crisp. The dating of the sherd is difficult due to the size and state of preservation but it is suggested that it would fit within the wares dated to the later medieval period. The sherd measures 40.3mm in length, 23.7mm width, is 4.3mm thick and weighs 5.87 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1350
Date to: AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.3 mm
Width: 23.7 mm
Thickness: 4.3 mm
Weight: 5.87 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

Primary material: Pottery
Manufacture method: Wheel made
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Leominster (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO4859
Four figure Latitude: 52.226734
Four figure longitude: -2.762714
1:25K map: SO4859
1:10K map: SO45NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Allotment

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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