Bulmer Fieldwalking – Pottery Report

We have the pottery report from Paul Blinkhorn, Anglo-Saxon and Medieval specialist,  from the fieldwalking at Goldingham Hall, near Bulmer in Essex, which took place earlier in the month.

Initial analysis of the results show that there were several sherds of Roman pottery scattered across the field, indicating presence at this date but no defined area of activity. One sherd of late Saxon pottery (Thetford ware AD 925-1100) was found close to the current buildings, on the western half of the field. This is consistent with where landowner and local historian, Ashley Cooper, believes Goldingham manor was sited in the early medieval period. A quantity of locally manufactured high medieval pottery (Essex grey ware & Hedingham ware from the 12th-14th centuries) was also found in the western half of the field but more post-medieval pottery in the eastern half.

You can download the full pottery report from our excavation reports webpage here.

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