BERK-A00FC2: Lower Radley: Medieval pottery

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Two rim sherds of Medieval date, both from domestic cooking vessels. Sherd (a) is a large rim sherd suggesting the complete pot would have had a rim diameter of 22-24cm. The fabric is medium grained and slightly sandy, with occasional flint and/or chalk and limestone inclusions. The inside of the vessel is dark grey-black while the outside has been fired to a pinky-red colour. There is no decoration or slip or glaze, and the rim is everted with an inner rim lip. This sherd measures 72.26mm long, 93.14mm wide and has a maximum rim tickness of 11.7mm. It weighs 65.3gms. Sherd (b) has a medium grained fabric with grog and chalk/limstone temper. The inside of the vessel is oxidised to a light buff brown, as is the outer wall. The rim is above a collared section and is rolled with a pronounced lip, in a T shape. This rim sherd measures 43.15mm long, 52.25mm wide and has a maximum rim width of 19.08mm. The diameter of the complete vessel would have been c.21cm. The sherd weighs 30.7gms. Both sherds date from the 13th to 15th centuries, and may be the locally made Newbury Ware.


The cottage at which these sherds were found is a 15th century thatched cottage - it is suggested that these sherds are contemporary with the original occupation of the house.

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Current location of find: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1400
Date to: AD 1499

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 9th March 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Materials and construction

Primary material: Pottery
Manufacture method: Hand made

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Radley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5398
Four figure Latitude: 51.678273
Four figure longitude: -1.234873
1:25K map: SU5398
1:10K map: SU59NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
Current location: Returned to finder
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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