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Pottery sheds light on Dereham’s medieval history

Dereham medieval pottery

The excavation, or trial by trenching, of the former library site in Church Street is being headed by Chris Birks Archaeological Services, based in Frettenham, near Norwich. It was originally ordered by Breckland Council and Norfolk County Council’s Historic Environment Service, based at the Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Museum, near Dereham. An application has been…

Medieval relics found at Queenborough Castle

Medieval pottery and a belt buckle were among the items unearthed during a two-day dig at Queenborough Castle on Friday and Saturday. It was the first project at the site – known locally as the Welly Bank – since Channel 4’s Time Team came to town in 2005. Led by Kent County Council (KCC) community…

Cosmeston pottery find shows a thriving medieval craft

A 13th Century pottery vessel found in the Vale of Glamorgan could indicate a thriving local craft in medieval times. Several fragments of the aquamanile, decorated with a ram’s head, were discovered at the site of a manor house at Cosmeston, near Penarth. The vessels were used by guests to wash their hands at the…

Objects reveal history of Glastonbury Abbey

Medieval artefacts will form part of an exhibition detailing the history of Glastonbury Abbey before and after its dissolution in 1539. The items, including a 14th century seal, Iron age pottery and a church banner, have not been exhibited before. It is hoped these artefacts will give an insight into life at the monastery although…

Top 10 Reasons to Attend a Renaissance Faire in 2011

Every year thousands of fans attend Renaissance Faires and Renaissance Festivals around the world. Here are top 10 reasons to attend a Ren Faire this year. Theater – Renaissance Faires usually have a few stages set up with actors performing Shakespearian skits or re-enacting popular medieval plays. Performances – Medieval faires include a variety of…

Hidden medieval village discovered by students

Amateur archaeologists in the Vale of Glamorgan believe they have uncovered a lost medieval village. The Time Signs archaeology students made the discovery behind the railway viaduct at Porthkerry near Barry. They are working with tutor Karl James Langford to prove his theory that the village of Whitelands existed. A house platform which forms part…

Digging up Daventry’s history

The remains of a medieval home have been unearthed in the town. The outline of the house dating back to the 13th century was discovered by Northamptonshire Archaeology in Eastern Way on Friday. Pieces of pottery and a blade of a knife from the same era were also discovered and the items could now be…

Ancient bones could be medieval nun

An archaeologist digging in a building site next to Reading Minster has unearthed a skeleton in what she thinks is a medieval grave. The find was made as builders began their work on a site owned by the Oxford Diocese behind the Allied Arms pub off St Mary’s Butts. Because the site – formerly garages…

Medieval jug to be shown off at The Herbert

Medieval artefacts dating back to when Coventry was one of the country’s most important cities have been handed over to The Herbert. The collection was discovered by archaeologists during excavation work at Coombe Abbey Hotel, a former monastery. Among the finds was a 13th century jug made in Nuneaton, a large collection of bowls and,…