The earliest glazed English pottery, this was produced in Stamford, Lincolnshire from the ninth century. Production continued until the thirteenth century.
In Hereford City, Stamford ware occurred in deposits from the 11th century onwards in Vince, 1985, (p58). Twenty-six sherds of unglazed Stamford ware (from contexts as early as the 10th/11th century) and twenty sherds of glazed were recorded in Vince 2002, p84-85.
Glazed, usually yellow or light green or unglazed. Unglazed contain angular and sub-angular grains of quartz 0.04mm to 0.26mm, with most being at the larger end. Rounded and sub-rounded iron ore fragments 0.4mm to 2mm.
Sherds of later pottery from Stamford, the 12th/early 13th-century 'Developed Stamford Ware' have been found at Goodrich Castle in South West Herefordshire (Vince unpublished).
E1 rim from Hereford.
Unglazed Stamford ware is Worcestershire fabric 46.1 and glazed is 46.2