Pot finds, Bossington, Holnicote Estate

Record ID:  115293 / MNA141462
Record type:  Find Spot
Protected Status: None Recorded
NT Property:  Holnicote Estate; South West
Civil Parish:  Selworthy; West Somerset; Somerset
Grid Reference:  SS 894 479
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Finds dating between 17c to 20c, incl Somerset, North Devon, German and Bristol stoneware

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Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (between))


Pot was retrieved when field walking Bossington Farm in 1998 with volunteers. The finds varied from 17c to 20c and were of greatest density in field 4900, west of Lower House (115154). Some fields were under permanent grass, others were affected by flooding after the 1996 breach of the stone ridge in the western part of Porlock Bay. The fields were walked in one direction only (east-west or north-south) with about 3m between the walkers, so the retrieval rate was reasonable but by no means exhaustive. The bulk of the sherds retrieved were 19c, but both Somerset and North Devon wares were present, with two sherds of German stoneware and a few pieces from Bristol.

The sherds are stored at the Holnicote Estate office

Condition: good


  • SNA65155 - Unpublished document: Isabel Richardson. 2007. Bossington Farm Archaeological Survey.

  • SZN48220 - Unpublished document: Isabel Richardson. 2001. Archaeological Survey of the Holnicote Estate, Somerset.


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Associated Events

  • ENA3149 - Field Survey, Archaeological Survey of the Holnicote Estate 2001
  • ENA6642 - Field Survey, Bossington Farm Archaeological Survey

Associated Finds

  • FZN39 - POT (Undated)

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