WMID-398397: Medieval: Ceramic vessel rimsherd

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Unique ID: WMID-398397

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A rimsherd of a wheelthrown ceramic vessel.

The sherd is 6.93mm thick and weighs 7.7g. It is 25.59mm long and 32.38mm wide.

The sherd consists of a rimsherd, in a fabric is similar to a cooking pot type vessel, in a orange oxidised fabric similar to that published as COTS (Cotswold Oolitic) in McSloy 2007 pp30. A significant proportion of the oolitic limestone inclusions have been leached out. It most likely dates from 11th to 13th centuries.

Sherd specific details:
Fabric type: Cotswold Oolitic (leached)
Sherd type: rimsherd
Rim type: Square
Rim diameter:17cm
% of Rim present: 4%
Wall thickness: 6.93mm
Firing condition: oxidised exterior, unoxidised core, oxidised interior.
Hardness: Hard
Surface texture: Smooth, slightly soapy
Condition of sherds: Slightly abraded.

Sherd was photographed.


Hart, J. and Alexander, M. 2007 Prehistoric, Romano-British and Medieval Remains at Blenheim Farm, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire: Excavations in 2003. Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Reports No. 5. Cotswold Archaeology. Cirencester.

McSloy, E.R. 2007 The Pottery pp24-34 in Hart and Alexander 2007

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1000
Date to: Circa AD 1200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.59 mm
Width: 32.38 mm
Thickness: 6.93 mm
Weight: 7.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 6th May 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Brailes

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Brailes (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3041
Four figure Latitude: 52.066565
Four figure longitude: -1.56378
1:25K map: SP3041
1:10K map: SP34SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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