HESH-10DA07: Medieval: Pottery

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VESSEL

Unique ID: HESH-10DA07

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Seven undiagnostic sherds from the bodies of local earthenware pottery vessel most probably from a thin walled cooking pots. From the size of the sherds the size and capacity cannot be estimated. The sherds are most likely to date from the late 12th - 14th centuries (AD1150 - c.1350). The kiln site is unknown.

The fragments measure:

Largest: 29.2 mm length, 16.1mm wide, 12.8mm thick on the side wall and weighs 4.4 grams.

Smallest: 14.4mm length, 9.5mm wide, 8.6mm thick on the side wall and weighs 1.3 grams.

Baulk Weight: 16.3 grams

Sherd specific details:

Vessel Form: Thin walled vessel domestic vessel.

Fabric Type: Local sandy ware.

Sherd type: Body sherds

Method of Manufacture: Wheel thrown

Inclusions: Frequent rounded quartz, Profuse / rich mica grains sparse angular cushed coal measure grit

Fabric Condition: Hard

Firing Condition: Reduced cream interior, light grey exterior, grey core.

Surface Texture: Sandy

Colour: Grey

Surface treatment: None

Decoration: None

Condition of sherds: Slightly abraded

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1150
Date to: Exactly AD 1350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 7
Weight: 16.3 g

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Stafford (District)
Parish or ward: Forton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ7518
Four figure Latitude: 52.75902251
Four figure longitude: -2.37189051
1:25K map: SJ7518
1:10K map: SJ71NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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