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Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Archaeological dig off Nayland Road reveals Medieval pottery industry in north Colchester
ARCHAEOLOGICAL excavations have revealed a busy Medieval pottery operation existed in north Colchester.
Excavation work is taking place on fields off Nayland Road, Colchester, where developer
Homes is due to build hundreds of homes.
As a condition of the planning permission from
, the developer was asked to commission the excavation.
It has been taking place on a slice of land measuring about 150 by 50 metres over the past six weeks by the Colchester Archaeological Trust.
The team has been painstakingly using hand tools to uncover a rare pottery kiln dating back to the 15th century and pottery which would have been discarded if it was not deemed up to standard.
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David Beard MA, FSA, FSA Scot
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