Pottery from the Romano-British period is fairly common in Herefordshire and most parishes have scatters of it in some fields, suggesting that there was a settlement of the period nearby.
Although some pottery was imported into Britannia, most Romano-British pottery of the period was made within the province, often by industries which had originated in the pre-Roman iron age.
Romano-British pottery is often divided into 'fine-wares' - high quality table-ware, and 'coarse-wares' - pottery used for cooking, storage etc.
The Romano-British pottery most commonly found in Herefordshire is Severn Valley ware, although other fabrics are frequently present.
A vertical view of a Romano-British pottery lamp. It was filled with oil and the wick would have been in the hole on the left.