BERK-51B535: Chalgrove: Local Medieval pot sherd

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Unique ID: BERK-51B535

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A locally handmade, large rimsherd from a probable storage jar or cooking pot, dating to the high medieval period (1200-1450). Possibly a local Oxford or Newbury ware. The fabric is fine grained, oxidised to a pale pinky orange / buff colour both internally and externally. Core of the pot remains grey. Some small flint and limestone temper is visible. The rim is straight off the neck of the vessel (integral) and has a slight T-shaped profile. This vessel fragment dates from the 12th to 15th centuries. The sherd measures 53.4mm long, 110mm wide and is 6.5mm thick, weighing 68.8gms. When complete, the vessel would have had a rim diameter of 22cm.


An identical vessel fragment (in fabric, form and diameter) was submitted for recording from Lower Radley, South Oxfordshire.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1200
Date to: AD 1499

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 53.4 mm
Width: 110 mm
Thickness: 6.5 mm
Weight: 68.8 g
Diameter: 220 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 17th November 2008

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 296

Materials and construction

Primary material: Pottery
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Chalgrove (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6396
Four figure Latitude: 51.659263
Four figure longitude: -1.090623
1:25K map: SU6396
1:10K map: SU69NW
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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