Medieval pottery kilns, Market Street, Warwick

Description of this historic site

The site of a succession of Medieval pottery kilns

Notes about this historic site

1 1967: A succession of pottery kilns occupied the site from the 14th – 15th century. These kilns had largely been destroyed by 17th century disturbance, thus one cannot be sure of their type. Their main product appears to have been handled green-glazed jugs, decorated with horizontal lines on the shoulder, and plain cooking pots. Also evidence for the production of pipkins, fish dishes and decorative roof tiles.
2 Excavations on the opposite side of Market street, have revealed rubbish pits sealed with wasters from a pottery kiln and postholes from medieval buildings built over the road, contemporary with the kiln and likely to be workshops associated with it.

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