Brislington Community Museum

Wanstrow pottery

Wanstrow pottery
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The surface of the inside of this pot is ridged with narrow horizontal striations, less than a millimetre apart, and a corner is covered with a green glaze. The outside has a thin layer of a dark material that in many places is scratched away to reveal the orange fabric. Both the dark and orange areas sparkle with minute inclusions.

This potsherd comes from the Wanstrow potteries, Somerset, around 32km (20 miles) south-southeast of Brislington, and dates to between 1550 and 1750.

Material: ceramic

Period: Post Medieval

Find spot: Hampstead Road, Brislington, Bristol. ST 612710

Exhibit contributed by Ken Taylor

Text written by Ken Taylor, in 2011

Photographer: Ken Taylor

Acquisition number: 110618a7

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