Category Archives: Kilns and Kiln-building

Another Kiln: The Pott House, Bedminster, Bristol

A late 18th to mid-19th century redware pottery called The Pott House, was excavated in Boot Lane, Bedminster, Bristol in 2002.  The closure of Bristol and Region Archaeological Services has been as sad day in the history of archaeology in … Continue reading

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Latest News from the Newport Medieval Kiln

The redevelopment of the Memorial Hall in Newport, Pembrokeshire has been progressing steadily. The 1920’s building is the subject of a major lottery-funded project to bring it up to date. The unusual factor is that the basement space under the … Continue reading

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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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The Compton Pottery, kilns and William de Morgan

Over half-term we visited the Watts Gallery and Artists’ Village outside Guildford in Surrey. I met Hilary Calvert who has written a book on the pottery at Compton at a Northern Ceramic Society conference last year . This was an art pottery set … 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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A visit to the Bulmer Brickworks, Sudbury, Essex

Last month we were visiting family in Essex and were invited to visit the Bulmer Brick and Tile Company at Sudbury and also the updraught kiln built by the Gestingthorpe History Group (see the previous post).  That adds up to a lot of … Continue reading

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