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HER Number:MDV62460
Name:Pottery waste, Stella Maris Convent School, Bideford

Summary

A very substantial quantity of broken pottery, including significant proportion of wasters, was found during the redevelopment of the Stella Maris Convent site, Bideford in 1999.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 451 269
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NE/14/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval to XVIII - 1540 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Horner, W., 1999, A very substantial quantity of broken pottery, including significant proportion of wasters, found during redevelopment of the Stella Maris Convent School site. (Personal Comment). SDV350006.

A very substantial quantity of broken pottery, including significant proportion of wasters, was found during the redevelopment of the Stella Maris Convent site, Bideford in 1999. Sewer trench from The Strand running parallel to the southern boundary wall of the Convent cuts through a thick deposit of pottery. 17th century-18th century North Devon Ware, including coarseware, fineware, sgraffito decorated slipware and kiln furniture. Dated 05/1999 and 19/09/2000.


Langman, G., 1999, Emergency Recording at the Convent School, The Strand, Bideford, 1999. Summary Report (Report - Watching Brief). SDV344671.


Horner, W., 1999, Photographs of Stella Maris Convent School Site (Ground Photograph). SDV356529.


Allan, J. + Horner, B. +. Langman, G., 2005, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Pottery Waste from the Stella Maris Convent School Site, Bideford, 167-203 (Article in Serial). SDV344627.

A large deposit of pottery waste was recovered from the site of the Stella Maris Convent School. 1277 sherds were recovered from the spoil tips derived from the service trench, representing just a small percentage of the total quantity disturbed by the trench. Due to the circumstances of the salvage exercise, it was decided to retain all decorated wares but only rims and bases of the coarse and plain slipwares for identification purposes. The selection included sgraffito-decorated wares with geometric patterns and floral designs typical of the years circa 1660-1700, plain yellow-glazed slipware, coarsewares, ridgetiles, a fragments of firedog, floor tiles and saggars. See article for catalogue and discussion of pottery. Figure 4.


Torridge District Council, 2009, Bideford Conservation Area Appraisal, 6 (Report - non-specific). SDV351295.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344627Article in Serial: Allan, J. + Horner, B. +. Langman, G.. 2005. Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Pottery Waste from the Stella Maris Convent School Site, Bideford. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 63. Paperback Volume. 167-203. [Mapped feature: #97026 ]
SDV344671Report - Watching Brief: Langman, G.. 1999. Emergency Recording at the Convent School, The Strand, Bideford, 1999. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 3709. A4 Stapled.
SDV350006Personal Comment: Horner, W.. 1999. A very substantial quantity of broken pottery, including significant proportion of wasters, found during redevelopment of the Stella Maris Convent School site..
SDV351295Report - non-specific: Torridge District Council. 2009. Bideford Conservation Area Appraisal. Torridge District Council Planning Guidance. Digital. 6.
SDV356529Ground Photograph: Horner, W.. 1999. Photographs of Stella Maris Convent School Site. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV15271Related to: Crocker's Old Pottery, Bideford (Monument)
MDV62461Related to: Pottery waste, Stella Maris Convent School stable block, Bideford (Find Spot)

Associated Finds

  • FDV2337 - POT (XVI to Unknown - 1540 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV4720 - Observation and Excavation on the Site of Stella Maris Convent School, Bideford

Date Last Edited:Jun 6 2014 12:56PM