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Sherds

Just playing around having watched a fab programme on BBC2 about the history of Kibworth Beauchamp in Leicestershire – on the A6.

The above sherds of pottery are in St Neots museum and were found at Little Paxton where Park Lane is now. Hre is the catalogue ref at the museum:

Cat No: SNEMU : 1995.235.1

Title: Box of 14th Century Sherds

Category: Archaeology

Date: 1300 – 1400

Origin: Park Lane & Little Paxton

Notes: Box of 14th Century sherds from Park Lane, Little Paxton.

Comments: 14th Century sherds, various colours dull rusty pink to mid grey, some with intermittent 1mm white inclusions.

On the TV programme I heard about St Neots pottery ware for the first time – pottery made in the 10th Century in East Anglia which was of a superior quality to previous pottery.

I wonder who used the sherds from the 14th Century above – who touched them and poured liquids into the pot – what was their life like??

We are just small specks in the play of life…..

September 30, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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