Monument record WYB 007 - Old Farm

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A small area was excavated within a levelled moat as the site was threatened by further levelling. Late med finds and evidence was recovered.


Grid reference Centred TM 243 800 (100m by 101m)
Map sheet TM28SW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A small area was excavated within a levelled moat as the site was threatened by further levelling with a bulldozer. A black patch visible in the plough- soil proved to be a shallow hollow probably used as a midden - it contained ashy soil rich in charcoal, oyster shells, bones, and a very interesting group of pottery mostly of late C15-early C16 date. Some kiln waste was present and most of the pottery found was ascribable to kilns operating in Weybread around this date, the sites of some having already been found. The typical fabric would appear to be sandy, basically a light orange in colour and with a green glaze. The commonest forms are bunghole pitchers, jugs or flagons, and shallow dishes or bowls. Portions of several chafing dishes and cups were also found. Pottery imported to the site included Faeren and Siegburg stoneware, a sherd of (?) Beauvais ware, a few sherds of Grimston ware. Metalwork included 2 iron rowel spurs and a bronze belt buckle (S1). Fieldwalking M Joyce (S3).
Buildings, ponds etc., of Old Farm are marked on the OS 1:10560 map. For another pottery production site nearby, see WYB 043.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <M1> (No record type): AP: BDS 6-8.
  • <S1> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card, 1971.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Archaeol in Suff, PSIA, 32, 1971, (2), 213.
  • <S3> (No record type): SAU (Carr R D), undated.
  • <S4> (No record type): SAU, AP, BDS 6-8, 1986.

Finds (6)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jul 10 2012 11:18AM

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