Pots, Potters and Potteries of Buckinghamshire 1200-1910. By Michael Farley and Barbara Hurman (2019)


Pottery was a major Buckinghamshire industry with dozens of kiln sites. This comprehensive gazetteer lists pottery production sites and every potter in the documentary record by name – and illustrates their products where known. All alphabetically by parish for easy access. (144 pages with 56 colour illustrations)

The authors are experts who draw on many years in the field. They bring together all currently known archaeological and documentary sources, gathering information from excavation reports of kiln sites, surface finds of ‘wasters’ which indicate local production, field names that point to as-yet-unlocated potteries, parish records, wills, indentures and national censuses. These are the raw materials that tell the 700-year history of a once-important Buckinghamshire industry, how it grew and how it declined, who its workers were, where they worked and what they made.

Based on the authors’ major article in Records of Buckinghamshire volume 55 (2015) with additional research, illustrations and a new introduction.

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Supplied by: Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society

Format: Book

Product Ref: BAS-38