Record Details

NHER Number:3428
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval pot


An almost complete medieval pot of Blackborough End-type. The pot was found in 1940 during the construction of an air raid shelter and was previously been incorrectly identified as dating to the Beaker or the Middle Saxon period.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6623 1474
Map Sheet:TF61SE

Full description

1940. At Blackborough End, found in making air-raid shelter in cottage garden.
Small round-bottomed handmade pot 6.9cm (2 3/4") high, 7.6m (3") diameter. Hard paste light brown colour. Associated pottery lost. Suggested as Middle Saxon by R.R. Clarke (NCM).
See (S1) and (S2).
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

Pot re-examined by K. Wade (NAU) and S. Dunmore (NAU), who say it is not Middle Saxon but were unable to date it.

Grid reference corrected by finder and shown to R. Silvester (NAU) November 1982.
Finder insists he was told by 'an archaeologist from Norwich Museum' that the pot was of Beaker date. But this is impossible - F. Healy (NAU).
R. Silvester (NAU) 13 November 1982.

Pot in NCM is certainly medieval, a diminiative version of Blackborough End-type round based, everted rim cooking pot/jar.
Identified by W. Milligan (NCM) and A. Rogerson (NLA).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 17 September 1992.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 61 SE 1.
---Illustration: Unknown. 1957. Sketch of a medieval blackborough end pot.. Card. 1:1.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Middleton.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.

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