Monument record WYB 006 - Potters Farm

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Summary

Medieval pottery found. Subsequent excavation revealed the remnants of a late Med double-flue kiln.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2483 7985 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TM27NW
Civil Parish WEYBREAD, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Medieval pottery found in eleven acre field on land of (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s). Donor was finder (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) (S1). A 10 x 8m area was excavated in a field scheduled for development where a concentration of Med pottery kiln waste had been found by fieldwalking. The excavation revealed the remnants of a late Med double-flue kiln, aligned NE - SW and about 2.5m long by 1m wide. The kiln seems to have been producing late Med and transitional ware of C15 - C16 (S4) and was one of a number of kilns producing similar wares in Weybread, Mendham and Metfield. About 6m to the N of the kiln a large pit or ditch was found which contained much pottery, most of it kiln waste (S2).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <M1> (No record type): AP: BDS 5.
  • <S1> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 963-56, 1963.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Archaeol in Suff, PSIA, 1986, 36, 156.
  • <S3> (No record type): SAU, AP, BDS 5, 1986.
  • <S4> (No record type): East Anglian Archaeology 13, 1982,61.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Feb 12 2009 10:42AM

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