SWYOR-5A7AB5: Medieval ceramic vessel sherd

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Unique ID: SWYOR-5A7AB5

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A probably Medieval ceramic vessel sherd. It is a rim sherd from a convex sided vessel probably a jar. The rim is everted and thickened. The fabric is grey and very hard, with a laminated to irregular texture and with frequent large inclusions including angular grey grit and angular white quartz. The sherd is glazed on the inside with a thin dark brown glaze and there are splashes on the outer face. There is a thumbmark depression in the edge of the rim, and another thumbmark, possibly attaching another piece of clay, on the shoulder. The sherd is broken longitudinally, so much of the inner face is missing. The sherd is 40mm high, 93.5mm wide and the wall is 8mm thick. 37.5g. The vessel rim diameter is about 280mm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 40 mm
Width: 93.5 mm
Thickness: 8 mm
Weight: 37.5 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2341

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Manufacture method: Wheel made
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: Glazed

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Calderdale (Metropolitan District)
District: Calderdale (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Heptonstall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD9332
Four figure Latitude: 53.78427531
Four figure longitude: -2.10771845
1:25K map: SD9332
1:10K map: SD93SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Open fresh water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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