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Buckley Society Magazine Issue Four: Recent Fieldwork in the Buckley Potteries by Peter J. Davey: map of Site 2, Cottrell's Pottery"

Cottrell's Pottery, Pinfold Lane, Buckley

April 1976

Buckley Society Magazine Issue Four, April 1976

see 28.302 for contents etc




The article contains a drawing of each of the nineteen potteries and a decription, plus various other images. These are entered separately under 132. 2 - 27.


SITE 2. SJ275655

? 1750; 1781 (Benjamin Cottrell); 1815 (John Leach). The site was originally discovered when a dump of wasters was eroded by a pond edge. Partial excavations in l972-3 (Bentley and Harrison 1973) produced a series of well stratified wares including kiln furniture belonging to the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The pottery included black-wares, thrown slipwares and mottled ware - all exhibiting a much smaller technical range than Site 1.


Bodies are generally red, pink or purple, depending on firing temperature and the larger vessels are made of mixed red and buff firing clays. A very fine range of press-moulded slip wares (including parts of three moulds) probably dating from c 1720 - was also recovered (Davey 1975 c). The site is now farmland.

Author: Davey, Peter J.


Year = 1976

Month = April

Building = Industrial

Document = Map

Landscape = Industrial

Work = Light Industry

Extra = Pre 1900

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