Monday, September 19, 2005

Early pottery making at Jackfield (1)

Excavations during the redevelopment of Jackfield Tile Museum last week discovered a kiln and other features relating to the early pottery industry. The kiln, which probably dates to the late 18th or early 19th centuries made slip-decorated earthenwares. We have recovered a number of wasters and saggars...

...and today we have opened up the centre of the kiln and discovered a possibly earlier kiln underneath! We have also found a nice quarry-tiled floor in the remains of a building abutting the kiln, quite probably the earliest surviving bit of tiled floor extant at Jackfield.

More news (and photos) will appear here soon...


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