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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 72  1958  page 39
Medieval Buildings in the Joyden’s Wood Square Earthwork. 
   By P. J. Tester, F.S.A. and J. E. L. Caiger
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the late 13th century existed at Earlswood. Other pottery centres, some slightly later in date, were located further west in Surrey and in east Hampshire. It is probable that most if not all these workshops existed primarily to supply pottery in bulk to London.1
   In addition the pottery centres, particularly those located in east Surrey, found a ready outlet for their wares to settlements of various kinds (such as castles, manors, etc.) in north-west Kent. Thus it comes about that at these places the pottery includes jugs of high quality and fine in style that for the most part were destined for the City. The specific interest of the pottery from Joyden's Wood is that it provides a neat demonstration of the sources of pottery available alike to the City merchants and to dwellers in the country.
   1 The evidence is discussed more fully in the London Museum Medieval Catalogue, 211, and in Trans. English Ceramic Circle, vol. 2 (1945), p. 236.

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