Post Medieval Glazed Pottery

Description of Object:

Fragments of Pottery, substantially sized pots used for storage, probably made locally, simple designs.

Discussion:

These examples of fragments were found near Lewin Street in a possible rubbish pit or back fill, therefore no date is applied. They are likely to be late Medieval, North West regions tended to produce yellow and green glazed white-wares common to this period. Red-wares were more common in the South. Pots were often made by locals when required hence the simple designs and unevenness of the glaze

Date of Object:

Possibly 16th – 17th Century

Find-spot:

Near Lewin Street, Middlewich

Dimensions:

Partial handle with diagonal design measures 19 cm in length, 7.5 cm wide and 2cm thick

Partial handle with punched holes measures 15.5 cm in length, 5 cm wide and 1.5 cm thick

Location:

Held on behalf of the community of Middlewich by Middlewich Heritage Society.

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