Category Archives: Archaeology

Pottery from the medieval kiln in Newport, Pembrokeshire

Building work on the Memorial Hall in Newport is beginning now and the removal of soil outside the north west corner of the building is producing large quantities of medieval pottery and kiln debris. These are some samples of the … Continue reading

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(Re) Excavating the Medieval Kiln at Newport, Pembrokeshire

Work on the Memorial Hall in Newport, near Fishguard in Pembrokeshire has moved on another stage as we have been able to begin re-excavating and recording the medieval kiln in the basement.  Having got the appropriate permissions, the aim has … Continue reading

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Puzzle Jugs and Puzzling Jugs

A question for the Potters and collectors. When is a puzzle jug not a puzzle jug? Continue reading

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Heinrich Dressel exhibition in Rome

The new Museum of the Imperial Fori in Trajan’s Market in Rome is designed to explain the history and structures of the sequence of fori alongside the Capitoline Hill. Trajan’s Market is remarkable in the survival of several stories of … Continue reading

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The Newport Medieval Kiln, Pembrokeshire

David Dawson and I were invited to visit Newport in Pembrokeshire recently to see the Newport Medieval Kiln and contribute our thoughts. This amazing survivor has been hidden in plain sight under the Memorial Hall in Newport for over 100 … Continue reading

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An Experimental Pottery Kiln in Gestingthorpe, Essex. 

Gestingthorpe and the neighbouring villages – Castle Heddingham, Sible Heddingham and Sudbury – have a lot of ceramic history in proportion to their size. The landscape is marked with clay names and clay pits. The area is famous for bricks … Continue reading

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17th-Century Kiln Reconstruction at Little Woodham, Hampshire

Roger Harris, the potter at the 1642 Living History Village at Little Woodham outside Gosport in Hampshire has been building a reconstruction of a 17th-century Barnstaple-type kiln for a while now. On the 2nd of August David Dawson and I … Continue reading

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