Brislington Community Museum

Malvernian ware

Malvernian ware
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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.

Material: ceramic

Period: Medieval

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

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