Find Spot record MDR23174 - Medieval and Post Medieval Pottery Found Throughout Castleton, Castleton

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Medieval and post medieval pottery found throughout Castleton, Castleton, from unstratified contexts in test pits. A research and community engagement evaluation, comprised of the excavation of 10 test pits was carried out between 2008 and 2009: '...A total of eight sherds of medieval pottery were excavated from six of the 10 test pits; although only accounting for 0.7% of all the pottery found, they were all recorded from the western half of the town and not far from the town ditch… No pottery was recorded from any of the test pits to date to the later medieval period… The post medieval pottery excavated from the test pits accounts for 16.74% of all the pottery found with a total of 189 sherds recovered from half of the test pits excavated, although any pottery dating to the early post medieval period was not recovered, up to about 1700. The types of pottery that were found, were all domestic and made locally in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire with cheaper tablewares found as well as more formal tablewares…' (1) The full assemblage was analysed by trench in 2009. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Collins, C (Access Cambridge Archaeology). 2017. Archaeological Test Pit Excavations in Castleton, Derbyshire, 2008 and 2009.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Cumberpatch, C. 2009. Pottery from Four Test Pits in Castleton, Derbyshire (CAS/09).



Grid reference SK 149 829 (point)

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  • EDR3977

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Record last edited

Mar 14 2020 7:04PM

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