HESH-9F2623: Post Medieval: Incomplete ceramic chicken feeder

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Unique ID: HESH-9F2623

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete wheel thrown ceramic Chicken Feeder of Post Medieval dating (18th to 19th Centuries AD).

The chicken feeder is circular in plan, with three vertical concentric partitions on the front face and a flat base. It has a diameter of 16cm, is 4.2cm tall and the base is 1.1cm thick. It weighs 700 grams. The internal partitions are 0.82cm thick. The fabric consists of an oxidised matrix, with occasional mica and red clay inclusions, similar to a flower pot type earthenware, most consistent with an local (unsourced) fabric type, of 18th to 19th Century dating.

A similar find was found in Suffolk and recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database as SF-9E8415 (http://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/448491). That example has been dating to 16th to 17th Centuries, based on the fabric type. The fabric type of this example is more consistent with a later date of 18th to 19th Centuries.

Class: chicken feeder

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 42 mm
Thickness: 11.2 mm
Weight: 700 g
Diameter: 160 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Other reference numbers

Other reference: LMRC 4126

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
Parish or ward: Byfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5153
Four figure Latitude: 52.17291136
Four figure longitude: -1.25566411
1:25K map: SP5153
1:10K map: SP55SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst digging in the garden
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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