The Glazed Roof Tile of Trench 14

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I’m just going through some of the artefacts uncovered during the excavation today and thought I’d share with you a photo of just some of the medieval glazed roof tiles (probably dating to 14th/15th century) before they are sent away to the specialist for analysis.

Fragments of medieval roof tile excavated from a layer of rubble representing a period of Chapel collapse/demolition.
Fragments of medieval roof tile excavated from a layer of rubble representing a period of Chapel collapse/demolition.

These were excavated from a layer of collapse material against the side of the chapel.  Along with pieces of render and plaster, it suggests that at some point during the 14th/15th century (perhaps when the moated house was built) the chapel would have stood proud in the landscape, supporting white washed walls and a mixed stone and green-glazed tile roof.

Trench 14 to the rear of the chapel.  The fragments of roof tile were retrieved from the layer of rubble (context 015) visible across the trench.
Trench 14 to the rear of the chapel. The fragments of roof tile were retrieved from the layer of rubble (context 015) visible across the trench.
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