Medieval pottery - C Murray

1147A; u/s; Area 5 (rim sherd)

1222; 288; Area 5 (rim sherd)

1204; 244; Area 5 (rim sherd)

Pipkin. Upright rim, slightly everted with three grooves on the external surface. Orange sandy fabric with quartzite inclusions. Glazed internally with clear orange thick glaze. Northern European (possibly Dutch). 16th/17th century. (see Hall & Lindsay 1983, fig 8, nos 1-13).

1147B; u/s; Area 5

?Pipkin. Body sherd. Orange sandy fabric with quartzite inclusions. Glazed internally and externally with clear orange glaze with small copper-enriched areas giving a green tinge. ?Dutch 16th/17th century.

1147; u/s; Area 5

Small bodysherd. Vessel type unknown. Orange-red sandy fabric with some quartz inclusions. Internal dark brown glaze.

1147; u/s; Area 5

Slipware bowl. Body sherd. Orange-pink fabric with some small inclusions. External slip decoration in two bands and arc. One blob of slip covered with bright green glaze. Internal and external over-all clear orange glaze. Weser Ware. 16th century.

1162; 202; Area 5

Cauldron/large pipkin. Leg portion and body sherd where leg is luted onto the body. Conical shape, bending slightly inwards. Reduced sandy fabric but oxidised on body sherd. External dark brown glaze and internal olive-green glaze. Low Countries. 17th century.

1295; 527; Area 5

Handle. Possibly large pipkin. Handle is conical and hollow. Orange sandy fabric with quartzite inclusions. Internal orange glaze with tinges of green. Sooting on 4/5th of the external surface of the handle. Dutch, c 17th century.

1244; 291; Area 5

?Colander. Small body sherd with one hole. Orange fabric. Glazed internally and externally with thick dark orange-brown clear glaze. Possibly Low Countries. c 17th century.

1155; 203; Area 5

?Bowl/pipkin. 2 body sherds. Orange sandy fabric with inclusions. External grooving on one sherd. Internal thick orange-brown glaze.

1152A; 204; Area 5

Horizontal handle. Possibly collared-rim bowl. Orange-pink fairly fine fabric with small red inclusions. Clear bright orange glaze. Dutch. Late 16th/17th century.

1156A; 204; Area 5

Body sherd. Lower body of pipkin at junction of leg. Orange-pink fairly fine fabric with small red inclusions. Clear bright orange glaze. Dutch. Late 16th/17th century.

1156B; 204; Area 5

Body sherd. Vessel type unknown. Fine, hard, white fabric. No decoration or glaze. ?German. Possibly 15th/16th century.

1149; 203; Area 5

Body sherd. Stoneware jug. Off-white fine hard fabric. External thick light green glaze. Siegburg jug, with green glaze, probably applied in Utrecht, c 14th/15th century.

1208A; 236: Area 5

Basal angle sherd. ?Stoneware. Jug. Fine grey fabric with light brown inner surface. External brown glaze. Langerwehe/Raeren type, c 16th century.

1208B; 236: Area 5

Slip-ware body sherd. ?dish/bowl. Orange-pink sandy fabric. Grooved on exterior. Inner surface decorated with thick bands of creamy white slip covered in a clear glaze. Low Countries, Dutch c 16th century.

1208C; 236; Area 5

Small sherd. ?Hollow handle or spout, with plain flattened terminal slightly splayed. Pink-buff sandy fabric with some quartzite inclusions. ?Low Countries. ?16th century.

1289A; 527; Area 5

Small body sherd, possibly the same vessel as 1244 and 1155. Trace of external groove.

1289B; 527; Area 5

?Pipkin rim. Upright, pointed rim with cordon on exterior. Orange sandy fabric with inclusions. Interior orange glaze with patches of dull green. ?Low Countries. 17th century.

1289C; 527; Area 5

Slip-Ware body sherd. ?dish/bowl. Orange-buff sandy fabric with some large quartz inclusions. External grooving. Interior bands of off-white slip covered in thick dark glaze. ?Low Countries. 17th century.

The following amorphous body sherds were also recovered -

Find/ Feature number/Number of sherds

1173/ 201/ 3

1233/ 202/ 1

1124/ 277/ 1

1159/ 203/ 1

1352/ -/ 1

1183/ 301/ 1

1152B/ 204/ 1

1156C/ 204/ 4