Archaeological finds

Humber ware

Catalogue ID: 696


This greenish-glazed pottery is known as 'Humber ware', a pottery made in North and East Yorkshire between the late 1200s and the late-1500s. The nearest source to Hull was a pottery at Holme-on-Spalding-Moor. It is distinctive for its rich red fabric, due to the high iron ore content in the clay. It is a coarse ware used for cooking as it is able to cope with high temperatures. It fell out of favour as metal pots became more popular.

Physical attributes & manufacture

Date of manufacture
14th-16th century
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