Monument record 1164701000 - LAND TO THE REAR OF THE SUN HOTEL

Summary

Post-medieval waster dumps and features associated with pottery production, found during evaluation

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Map

Type and Period (5)

  • POTTERY WORKS? (18th Century - 1700 AD? to 1799 AD?)
  • PIT (18th Century - 1700 AD? to 1799 AD?)
  • WASTER TIP (18th Century - 1700 AD? to 1799 AD?)
  • CIRCULAR PLATFORM? (18th Century - 1700 AD? to 1799 AD?)
  • CLAY STORE? (18th Century - 1700 AD? to 1799 AD?)

Description

DESK BASED ASSESSMENT ESTABLISHED A NUMBER OF OUTHOUSES ON OS MAP OF 1877 ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE SITE (B1).
EVALUATION TRIAL TRENCHING CARRIED OUT BY HAT IN APRIL 2001 IDENTIFIED FEATURES ASSOCIATED WITH POST-MEDIEVAL POTTERY PRODUCTION. THE FEATURES WERE CONFINED TO THE SOUTHERN AND SOUTH-WEST SIDES OF THE SITE AND INCLUDED KILN WASTER DUMPS, COMPRISING POTTING CLAY, POTTERY SHERDS, KILN FURNITURE, SAND AND CHARCOAL, MOSTLY DUMPED IN PITS INTERPRETED AS QUARRY PITS FOR SAND. CERAMIC EVIDENCE DATES FROM 17TH TO 18TH OR POSSIBLY 19TH CENTURY. THE AREA APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN A DUMPING GROUND FOR ADJACENT POTTERY PRODUCTION. THE DUMPS OF CLAY, IN CONJUNCTION WITH A STONE PLATFORM, POSSIBLY FOR A WATER BARREL, AND A CLAY BEDDING LAYER SUGGEST THE PRESENCE OF A KILN AND POTTING SHEDS CLOSE BY (B2).

Sources (2)

  • <1>SBC19077 Unpublished document: Hertfordshire Archaeological Trust. 2001. Land to the Rear of the Sun Hotel, Windmill Street, Brill: An Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment.
  • <2>SBC19794 Unpublished document: Hertfordshire Archaeological Trust. 2001. Land to the rear of the Sun Hotel, Brill: An Archaeological Evaluation.

Location

Grid reference SP 6539 1400 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Civil Parish BRILL, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (1)

  • VESSEL (17th Century to 19th Century - 1600 AD to 1899 AD)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Intervention: Evaluation Trial Trenching (EBC16137)

Record last edited

Dec 5 2016 4:45PM

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