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This sherd or fragment of pottery dates from the Late Medieval period (e.g. probably 13th-14th centuries). The incised grooves are on the outer surface of the vessel.
One of the diagnostic features of this source of pottery is the presence of relatively large inclusions of igneous rock in the clay fabric. The view of the edge shows just such a piece of granite grit (white and pink). Granite is still quarried in the Malvern Hills.
Find spot: Hampstead Road, Brislington, Bristol. ST 612710
Exhibit contributed by Ken Taylor
Text written by Ken Taylor, in 2010
Photographer: Ken Taylor
Acquisition number: 100817a1