Ticknall Archaeological Research Group

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Ticknall Potteries
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Welcome to Ticknall Archaeological Research Group's website.  We started in 2010 with a 'Your Heritage' grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund  over 3 years, to investigate the archaeology of Ticknall's potteries and its landscape history. During these  years we were also supported by the National Trust and Archaeological Project Services of Heckington, Lincolnshire.

We know the Ticknall potteries operated from c1300 to about 1888, producing Midlands Purpleware, domestic coarsewares for most of the period and Yellow Ware from 1600.  Fine Cistercianwares were made from 1450-1550.  We have also found small quantities of Coal Measures Whiteware, 1200s and 1300s.

Members range in age from young teenage to over 80.  The only qualifications are interest and enthusiasm.                                                                                                                                                                                             

'Squeezies' - used to seperate pots in the kiln           Ticknall bricks, one with initials IHC - Sir John Harpur Crewe                                                             A few finds
- note the ancient fingermarks

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