This volume brings together all the excavated evidence for 11th- to 16th-century pottery production and associated settlement from the parish of Grimston, and in particular from the hamlet of Pott Row, in West Norfolk. Grimston was first identified as a pottery making centre in the early 1960s and its importance as a supplier to the Scandinavian market was soon recognised.
Amateur discoveries in the 1960s and formal excavations carried out in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s are described, and the pottery is characterised. Grimston’s documentary sources, which are surprisingly silent on ceramic production, are summarised, and the abundant evidence from museum collections and excavations in eastern England and the Continent is examined, in order to assess the distribution of Grimston products.
Mark Leah, 1994. 'The Late Saxon and Medieval Pottery Industry of Grimston, Norfolk: Excavations 1962–92', East Anglian Archaeology 64