BERK-A081C3: Lower Radley: Medieval pottery

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Unique ID: BERK-A081C3

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A body sherd from a locally made medieval domestic cooking vessel. The sherd is tempered with frequent large flint and smaller stone temper. There are rare ferruginous type pellets within the fabric, suggesting a Thames Valley source for the clay. Partailly oxidised, the inner wall is dark grey/black, while the outer wall is light grey-buff. The sherd measures 35.40mm long, 47.19mm wide and is 8.10mm thick. It weighs 12gms.


There is a chance that this is an iron age sherd due to the coarseness and the size and frequency of the inclusions, although early medieval coarsewares are similar. As the rest of the assemblage is medieval it is suggested that this sherd is medieval and not prehistoric.

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Current location of find: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1100
Date to: AD 1499

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.4 mm
Width: 47.19 mm
Thickness: 8.1 mm
Weight: 12 g

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

Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Fragment

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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Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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