Medieval/post-medieval activity at 8/9 Henley Street
The site of possible Medieval tanning pits and associated activity found during archaeological work. The site was located in the area of Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon.
1 Earliest feature dates to probably 13th/14th century. 12th/13th century residual pottery suggests earlier Medieval occupation. Most features excavated date to the 15th/16th centuries and seem to represent rubbish or cess pits. A group of three clay-lined pits, and a possible fourth, probably dating to the 15th/16th century, seem to be recognisable as structures used in the tanning or hide industries. The presence of some cow horn cores is suggestive of tanning rather than tawing. A total of 37 sherds were recovered, mostly dating to the late/early Post Medieval period. Vessel forms were divided between table wares and kitchen wares.