Record Details

NHER Number:3588
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of medieval pottery works at Greatford, Pott Row


A large quantity of medieval pottery, including a complete medieval jug, has been found in the garden of Greatford since the 1960s. This suggests that it was the site of a pottery works during the medieval period. Prehistoric flint flakes, burnt flints and other medieval finds have also been found.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7030 2189
Map Sheet:TF72SW

Full description

Apparent production site for Grimston ware but no kiln found.

Medieval sherds and kiln debris.

1970 to 1972.
Complete medieval jug found, (S1).

1974, 1981, 1982, 1984.
Finds of masses of medieval sherds including wasters.

1985. Stray Find.
From area of extensions to 'Great Ford' when footings dug out:
Large medieval pottery sherd shaped like neck of an amphora - possibly the base of a large lamp or kiln stand.
See drawing (S2).
Donated to King's Lynn Museum (KILLM : 1988.60).
Information from (S3).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 7 June 2018.

Medieval tile and undated lead weight (S4).
See details in file.
D. Gurney (NLA) 8 May 1996.

Before 15 November 2004.
Prehistoric flint flakes and burnt flint.
E. Darch (NLA) 27 January 2005.

Monument Types

  • POTTERY WORKS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • WEIGHT (Undated)
  • BURNT FLINT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KILN FURNITURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KILN WASTE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • LAMP? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WASTER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: Council for British Archaeology Bulletin. No 11.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Unpublished Document: Robins, P. (NCM). 2004. Lithic Report.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Grimston [2].
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Unknown. 1972. Drawing of a medieval jug.. Paper. 1:2.
<S2>Illustration: James, E. M. 1972. Drawing of a medieval pottery lamp base or kiln stand. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S4>Illustration: Gurney, D.. 1996. Sketch of a undated lead weight.. Paper. 1:1.

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