Find Spot record MDR15814 - Medieval anthropomorphic sherd, Schirewellclif, Aldwark

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

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The Aldwark face pot is perhaps the first to be found in this particular fabric (Soft Orange Sandy ware or Coarse Soft Orange Sandy ware) and with the particular features (a bearded face) that it exhibits. Further work on the rural pottery industry of Derbyshire will be required before its precise place in the wider picture of medieval pottery in Derbyshire can be established and it remains an interesting and unusual example of the wider phenomenon of face pots. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Article in serial: Makepiece, G & Cumberpatch, C. 2007. 'A medieval anthropomorphic sherd from Aldwark, Brassington, Derbyshire', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal.



Grid reference Centred SK 2232 5758 (107m by 345m)

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Jul 17 2015 2:30PM

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