The Finds

TILE: Seven pieces of blue and white decorated die are probably Delft (import?). Part of a plain white tile with crazed and pitted surface compares in type to the blue and white forms.

ROOF TILE: Remains of a pin tile with the outer surface coated in a rich golden brown glaze, signs of mortar on both sides, thickness ½ - 5/8 inch.

GLASS 23: Pieces of glass, two were obscure wired and one was mirrornese, the remaining sherds were made up of clear forms with thicknesses varying from 1/16 - 3/l6 inch, oxidising was present on several of the very thin pieces.

WINE BOTTLES: Fragment of an oxidised kick up base, part of a neck and eight plain greenish forms with two being oxidised. On one very thin sherd there was a leaf profile, ca 18 century.

GLAZED EARTHENWARE: There were 14 fragments of white/off white sherds, some had blue transfer patterns and one had thin gold lines, on another fragment there was an over glaze decoration, ca 1900.

STONEWARES: Part of a base with splayed walls in grey stoneware with a profile similar to a small belamine. Fragment of lustreous stoneware, (import?), ca 1600 Fragment of rim from a brown glazed inkpot. Part base of a frilly based jug coated in a rich brown glaze. Probably a German import. Part base of a frilly based jug in a yellowish buff fabric with a small splash of green glaze on the base, very crude internally with evidence of additional thickening being applied to the sides of the vessel. Thin body sherd of stoneware with incised line, blue glazed.

BISCUITWARE: Small biscuitware peg with send glazed surfaces. Probably kiln furniture. Two body sherds of biscuitware probably from a saucer, all three objects are thought to have originated from the nearby china factory.

COARSEWARES: Rim in light orange fabric with incised decoration and traces of soot on the underside. Rim in hard dark fabric with light coating of rich brown glaze, rims of these types were being produced during the early 16th century right through to the 17th C and 1800's. Part of a thick coarseware base, a hard orange material with a grey core, external surfaces show wipe marks and runs of a water orange glaze. Flat sherd probably from a dish in hard orange fabric with a heavily soot stained underside, spots of glaze visible.

Small dark grey body sherd with soot staining, spots of green glaze.

Two body sherds in light to dark grey fabric, both with signs of wiping on the external surfaces. Body sherd in hard grey material with soot staining on internal areas. Thickened body sherd in brownish grey fabric containing mica, wipe marks visible on external surfaces. Part of small base possibly from a jug with applied pinching.

A hard orange fabric with a mottled greenish brown glaze to both surfaces. 1700 to 1800 Rim form glazed in yellow buff. Body sherd in hard orange material with inner surfaces glazed in rich brown glaze mottled with dark green.

Body sherd in red fabric with outer surfaces glazed with a pitted rich brown glaze. Hard red body sherd with soot staining externally, interior surfaces coated with a rich golden brown glaze.

Body sherd from a flat dish with the internal surface coated in a rich golden brown glaze. Small rim in red fabric coated in a rich near black glaze.

Body sherd from a dish in a hard buff material with thin line marks on the underside. The internal surfaces are coated with a rich yellow glaze, ca 1800 to 1900 Part base in a hard orange fabric and glazed with a rich pitted brown glaze on the inner surfaces, soot present externally.

Thickened rim from a dish in rich golden brown glaze. Small body sherd in buff fabric with both surfaces coated in a rich yellow glaze. Small body sherd of coarse dark brown fabric.

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