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136 pages

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Published Jul 2019

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789692228

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Buckley; pottery; kiln; blackware; slipware; earthenware; excavation

The Buckley Potteries: Recent Research and Excavation

By Nigel Jones

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A regional pottery industry flourished in Buckley, Flintshire, from the medieval period to the mid-20th century. This book, based on recent research and excavations, identifies over 30 production sites. It considers the factors that influenced siting and development, how it changed through time and the reasons for its eventual demise.




Geology of the Buckley Area (Richard Hankinson)

Buckley Potteries and their relationship with Buckley Mountain Common – cartographic evidence (Bob Silvester)

History and Significance of the Buckley Potteries (Peter Davey)

Recent Excavations:
Brookhill Pottery (Site 1), 2016 (Richard Hankinson)
Taylor’s Pottery (Site 3), 2005 (Leigh Dodd)
Lewis’s Pottery (Site 5), 2000 (Leigh Dodd)
Price’s Pottery (Site 11), 2014-15 (Sophie Watson)

A Gazetteer of Buckley Potteries


Appendix 1: Glossary

About the Author

Nigel Jones is the Principal Archaeologist at the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust, for whom he has worked since the early 1980s. During this time he has excavated a wide range of archaeological sites from the Neolithic to industrial, the more significant of which have been published in regional and national journals. His career has focused principally on field archaeology, including numerous excavations, surveys of earthwork monuments and wider landscapes, building surveys and aerial photography. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.


Nigel Jones and the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust are to be congratulated on drawing together the resultant information on this important industry and for laying the basis for informed decisions on the recovery of more in the future. - Peter Webster (2020), Archaeologia Cambrensis, Vol. 169