Garshall Green, 18th Century Squatters' Cottage

 

Author: Janet Carnes, Stoke-on-Trent Museum Archaeological Society

 

 

Resistivity showed the outlines of a building at Garshall Green, Staffordshire, and the Society undertook excavations from 1997 to 2003. The main feature to emerge was a house platform belonging to what is now thought to be a 17 - 18th century peasant or squatters' cottage. Below is a cross section of finds from the site; the earliest pottery is mid 17th century.

 

Excavation in progress (Staffordshire Past-Track)

 

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18th Century Button
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Stoneware vessel
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Westerwalt stoneware(Charles II)
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Close view of centre plate
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Midlands yellow plate (17th century)
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18th century glass drinking vessel
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Salt-glazed scratch blue (18th century)

Stoke-on-Trent Museum Archaeological Society, April 2006.

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