Information for record number MWA5662:
Medieval pottery kilns, Market Street, Warwick

Summary The site of a succession of Medieval pottery kilns
What Is It?  
Type: Pottery Kiln, Kiln
Period: Medieval (1066 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Warwick
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 28 64
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

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.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Excavation Report
Title: Archaeological Excavations and Salvage Recording at the site of the 'Woolpack' Hotel, Warwick
Author/originator: Elders J
Date: 1999
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Report No 9922
Source No: 1
Source Type: Evaluation Report
Title: Excavations in Warwick 1967
Author/originator: Farr M , and Steven Taylor
Date: 1967
Page Number:
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technique excavation Archaeologists excavate sites so that they can find information and recover archaeological materials before they are destroyed by erosion, construction or changes in land-use.

Depending on how complicated and widespread the archaeological deposits are, excavation can be done by hand or with heavy machinery. Archaeologists may excavate a site in a number of ways; either by open area excavation, by digging a test pit or a trial trench.
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period Medieval 1066 AD to 1539 AD (the 11th century AD to the 16th century AD)

The medieval period comes after the Saxon period and before the post medieval period.

The Medieval period begins in 1066 AD.
This was the year that the Normans, led by William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087), invaded England and defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex.
The Medieval period includes the first half of the Tudor period (1485 – 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIII’s (1509 – 1547) order for the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the years running up to 1539 AD. The whole of this period is sometimes called the Middle Ages.
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monument HOTEL * A large building used for the accommodation of paying travellers and guests. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument KILN * A furnace or oven for burning, baking or drying. Use specific type where known. back
monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument RUBBISH PIT * A pit where domestic waste material is deposited. back
monument MARKET * An open space or covered building in which cattle, goods, etc, are displayed for sale. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument POTTERY KILN * A structure, composed of oven and hovel, used for the firing of pottery ware. back
monument WORKSHOP * A building or room used for small scale manufacture. Use more specific term where possible. back

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