Hard: inclusions - angular quartz up to 1mm, many holes where limestone or organic matter has burnt out. Wheel thrown oxidised surface (reddish yellow 5YR 7/6), grey reduced centre
This is the most common type of Romano-British pottery found in Herefordshire. It was first manufactured in about 30AD, that is, some years before the Roman Conquest (Timby, 1990) and continued in production until the 4th. Severn Valley pottery kiln sites have been identified at Ledbury, Herefordshire; Alkington, Gloucestershire; Malvern, Worcestershire; Perry Barr and Wroxeter. Production continued into 4th century AD.
The pottery is widely distributed. Sherds have been found at Lugwardine (Herefordshire Sites and Monuments Record number 7007), Clothiers farm, Michaelchurch Escley (Herefordshire Sites and Monuments Record number 9118), from excavations outside Kenchester (Magnis) in 1977 - 1979 and Blackwardine in 1981.
A Severn Valley ware tankard from Sutton Walls
A Severn Valley ware strainer