Excavation of Medieval Features at Bleachfield St

Description of this historic site

Two Medieval pits and an oven were excavated in Bleachfield Street, Alcester. Sherds of Medieval pottery were also found.

Notes about this historic site

1 Two Medieval pits – a cesspit and a gravel pit – also a well-preserved stone drying oven consisting of a firing pit from which a well-constructed stone flue led to a stone drying-chamber of inverted conical shape. These features are presumably associated with a Medieval building underlying the present C18 cottage on the street frontage. These features produced a good group of C12-C14 pottery.

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