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CAT Report 598: summary

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Archaeological trial-trenching at 16-20 Mill Road, Stock, Essex, March 2011
by Adam Wightman and Howard Brooks

Date report completed: January 2013
Location: Stock
Map reference(s): TQ 6902 9888
File size: 3594 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results: **
Keywords: post-medieval kiln dump, pottery, tile

Summary. Evaluation by two trenches adjacent to Pottery House revealed a pit containing a 15kg group of post-medieval red earthenware and 3.7kg of broken peg-tile fragments covered in glaze (presumably dumped here after pottery-making had come to an end). The kiln, which produced Metropolitan slipware and post-medieval red earthenware products in the late 17th and 18th centuries, was not located, but must have been nearby. Other features included the brick foundations and clay floor of the recentlydemolished frontage building, two post-medieval post-holes, and two post-medieval pits.