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Record ID: SOM-8C724E
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Small abraded body sherd from a ceramic cooking pot of Medieval date. The sherd is sub-squared in shape with an oxidised pale orange surface and a dark grey inner side and core. The fabric is mixed with moderate transparent sub-rounded quarts (<1.5mm), abundant angular flint/chert (up to 3 mm), occasional larger irregularly shaped limestone inclusions and rounded ironstone inclusions (up to 2 mm). The sherd measures 23.4 mm in length, 22.8 mm in width, 6.2 mm in thickness and weighs 3.68 g. It is probably a Greensand Derived fabric, local to the Blackdown Hills (Allan et al 2011).
Created on: Monday 24th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 29th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-8C4788
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Small abraded body sherd from a ceramic cooking pot of Medieval date. The sherd is sub-squared in shape with an oxidised pale orange surface and a dark grey core. The fabric is mixed with abundent fine to medium sand temper and moderate angular flint/chert (up to 3 mm). Not micaceous. The sherd measures 25.6 mm in length, 26.8 mm in width, 9.4 mm in thickness and weighs 7.26 g.
Created on: Monday 24th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 29th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-3702FA
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Small abraded body sherd, probably from a cooking pot or jar of Medieval date, c.1200 to 1450. The fabric appears relatively high fired with a pale orange surface and dark grey core. It has abundent medium sand temper and c.10% poorly sorted angular patinated flink/chert temper up to 2.7mm across. Occasional rounded irregularly shaped iron stone inclusions up to 3.2mm. It is probably a Greensand Derived fabric, local to the Blackdown Hills (Allan et al 2011). The sherd weighs 7.27g.
Created on: Thursday 20th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-A61FE0
Object type: CLAY PIPE (SMOKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A fragment of a Post-Medieval clay tobacco pipe dating to AC 1650-1690. The pipe consists of the heel and part of the stem, all the rest is missing to an old break above the heel. The flat oval heel projects only very slightly from the base of the bowl and is wider and longer than the base. It is stamped with the maker's mark, which consists in capital letters [I]OHN / POVND within small decorative motif below. The stem survives for 21.3 mm in length. It is oval in shape and measures 9.2 mm in diameter. The clay pipe measures 42.6 mm in length, 11.7 mm in width at the bowl and weighs…
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-7D5E75
Object type: CLAY PIPE (SMOKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Post-Medieval clay tobacco pipe dating to AC 1690-1730. The pipe consists of part of the bowl and the stem. The bowl is swollen and convex curved, 120 degrees angled to the stem. It measures 34 mm in length. Most of the mouth is now missing to an irregularly worn break. The flat oval heel projects only very slightly from the base of the bowl and is wider and longer than the base. It is stamped with the maker's mark, which consists in capital letters AH/ TAV/TON within a double-lined border. The stem survives for 22.9 mm in length. It is sub-oval in shape with a rim along…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-66F06B
Object type: CLAY PIPE (SMOKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A post-medieval clay tobacco pipe with the heel and a small portion of the bowl and stem remaining. The bowl is curved away from the heel and the stem but breaks almost immediatey so the full form is unclear. The heel is incised with the makers mark WH. There is 17.1mm of stem remaining and the walls of which are 4.3mm thick with a diameter of 9.56mm with a 2.9mm hole in the centre. The entire piece is 32.9mm long, 21.9mm wide and weighs (with soil inside stem) 4.86gms. Similar to SOM-669B19. The WH refers to the maker William Hunt of Taunton dating the item to c. AD 1700 (Leach. 1984).
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-669B19
Object type: CLAY PIPE (SMOKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A post-medieval clay tobacco pipe bowl with no stem remaining. The bowl is swollen and convex curved from the heel to about two thirds up the bowl where it becomes straight where it meets the lip. The side of the bowl that meets the stem is slightly convex and goes straight near the lip of the bowl which is broken on this side. The heel has the indented letters W.H. There is 2mm of stem remaining and the walls of which are 3.9mm thick with a diameter of 10mm with a 2.8mm hole in the centre. The entire piece is 41.2mm long, 20.8mm wide and weighs (with soil inside) 10.86gms. The WH re…
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-CE03DE
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Two heavily abraded sherds Roman Black Burnished Ware vessels (probably BB1, from Wareham/Poole Harbour, Dorset) dating c. AD 75-410. The larger is an everted rim from a large jar, probably Seager-Smith & Davies' type 2, dating to c. AD 100-410, 120mm in external diameter at the rim, 18g. The second is a body sherd from unclear vessel with good burnishing surviving on the outer side. Both have are a hard fired, dark grey fabric with occasional brown areas. The fabric contains abundant sub-rounded translucent quartz, <1.5mm, rare sub-angular orange/brown iron stone, <1.5mm an…
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milborne Port', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-CD7FA2
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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Two heavily abraded body sherds Roman Black Burnished Ware vessels (probably BB1, from Wareham/Poole Harbour, Dorset) dating c. AD 75-410. The larger appears to be from an everted rim but the upper part of the rim is lost . All have are a hard fired, dark grey fabric with occasional brown areas. The fabric contains abundant sub-rounded translucent quartz, <1.5mm, rare sub-angular orange/brown iron stone, <1.5mm and occasional sub-angular white inclusions, <1mm, possibly flint appearing as white flecks, 6g in total weight.
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thornford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-CD56D1
Object type: TILE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Devon
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One fragment of ceramic building material, probably from a box flue tile, of Roman date. The fragments is irregular in plan, broken and abraded on all sides including the inner face. There are combed patterns on the outer face, at least four parallel grooves in one direction with at least three running obliquely to meet them. The fragment has a dark orange fabric with abundent fine sand temper and very occasional small calcereous inclusions up to 1mm and angular orange, probably grog, inclusions up to 2mm. It weighs 14g. Box flue tiles were used to create flues in the walls of buildin…
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-C7417E
Object type: JUG
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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One body sherd from an probaby originally glazed jug, probably of 13th to 15th century date. High fired pale grey fabric with very abundent fine sand temper and occasional small ,1mm rounded white inclusions. Not visibly micaceous. No glaze remains. The sherd is 4 grams in weight.
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-C6AD2C
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval ceramic rime sherd, probably dating to c. AD 1250-1450. The fabric is hard fired with abundant fine- medium sand temper,ngular crushed shale inclusions, <3.5mm, as well as well as occasional small <1mm probable limestone. The sherd has a reduced core with variably oxidised surface varying between mid-orange to red-brown. The rim is everted with a relatively upright profile ending in a flat squared off upper edge. It is too small to estimate the original diameter and weighs 22g.
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-8115C7
Object type: TILE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of ceramic building material, probably a roof tile, probably of Modern date, although the amount of Roman material in the area suggests an unusual Roman form cannot be ruled out. The fragment is irregular in plan and rectangular in section, broken and abraded on three sides with one complete, angled edge. It has a fine hard fired completely oxidised fabric. Fine linear striations on the surface may suggest a modern technique. Traces of white mortar are on either face of fragment. On one side remain traces of a rounded flange. The fragment measures 96.1 mm in length, 54.2 mm
Created on: Thursday 30th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Stour CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-80D10F
Object type: TILE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two fragments of ceramic building material, probably from a box flue tile, of Roman date. The fragments are irregular in plan and sub-rectangular in section, broken and abraded on all sides. One fragment measures 86.7 mm in length, 98.5 mm in width, 15.4 mm in thickness and weighs 152.44 g. It includes part of a flange and has a combed pattern on the outer face. The grooves are arranged in two parallel groups of five each and connected by other groups of transversal oblique grooves. The fragment has a dark orange surface with a grey reduced core visible from the breaks. The fragment h…
Created on: Thursday 30th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-4E010B
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Five heavily abraded body sherds Roman Black Burnished Ware vessels (BB1, from Wareham/Poole Harbour, Dorset) dating c. AD 75-410. All are too fragmentary to establish the form although the range of thicknesses and firing suggests more than one vessel is represented. All have are a hard fired, dark grey fabric with occasional brown areas on some sherds and one unusually a mid gray on the inner (abraded) face. The fabric contains abundant sub-rounded translucent quartz, <1.5mm, rare sub-angular orange/brown iron stone, <1.5mm, occasional sub-angular white inclusions, <1.5mm, p…
Created on: Saturday 4th August 2018
Last updated: Saturday 4th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Trudoxhill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4DDBC3
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Three heavily abraded body sherds and one base sherd of Roman greyware vessels. The base sherd is a small fragment from a narrow based vessel with sides that are expanding outwards at around 75 degrees to the base, probably a jar. The micaceous fabric varies from pale to mid-grey with a silty texture, abundent fine sand temper and occasional (5-10%) rounded inclusion up to 1mm, probably limestone or other grey stone. 22g in total weight.
Created on: Saturday 4th August 2018
Last updated: Saturday 4th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Trudoxhill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-27CBDA
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two rim sherds of probably Saxo-Norman vessels dating to c. AD 1000-1250. One shrd is more abraded with none of the original surface remaning on the outside and little on the inside; the breaks are all abraded. The vessels are both hard fired with a dark buff fabric, shading to pale orange in places and with sooting on the outer surface which remains on one sherd. They both have abundent (up to 40%) angular poorly sorted patinated chert temper up to 2mm across, some of which is burnt flint/chert. There are very occasional rounded ironstone inclusions up to 1mm and very occasional organ…
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: SOM-A977B9
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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Fragment from the side of a Roman, probably South Gaulish (La Graufesenque) industry Samian plate or shallow bowl of Form 18 or 18/31, dating to the mid-late 1st century, AD 70-110. The fabric is hard fired, bright pinkish-red, non-micaceous, with occasional very fine white inclusions and sparse fine rounded black inclusions. The surface slip is a dark red. The remaining section is where the side met the base with a distinct carination on the outer face and a incised ring on the inner face but no step. The base thickens towards the centre. The side is at least 22.5mm tall and the she…
Created on: Thursday 15th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th March 2018
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Record ID: SOM-A90753
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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Three Roman ceramic sherd from Black Burnished ware (BB1, from Wareham/Poole Harbour, Dorset) vessels or a vessel, dating c. AD 75-410. All have are a hard fired, dark grey fabric with occasional brown areas on some sherd. The fabric contains abundant sub-rounded translucent quartz, <1.5mm, rare sub-angular orange/brown iron stone, <1.5mm, occasional sub-angular white inclusions, <1.5mm, possibly shell or flint, rare grey/white angular inclusions <4mm, possibly limestone. Sherd 1: A rim sherd probably from a "dog-dish" type vessel. A plain, straight sided rim sherd with e…
Created on: Thursday 15th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th March 2018
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Record ID: SOM-56E0C1
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A small assemblage of Roman ceramic sherds, comprising of two rim sherds, a probable rim sherd, a base sherd and two body sherds. At least five fabrics are represented, with at least as many vessels, although likely more. With one exception, all breaks are fresh. This record discusses a relatively fine walled rim sherd; see also: SOM-559298, SOM-56B5A1, as well as briquetage, SOM-4874C1, SOM-4826B1, found alongside the rest of the material. A relatively soft fired reduced sandy greyware with brown margins and grey core. A fine grained micaeous fabric containing frequent fine, sub-r…
Created on: Tuesday 27th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th March 2018
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