16. Elbow handle of light red ware.
Another example probably belongs to a rather smaller vessel. Similar
handles are known from several sites, and were attached on opposite
sides of the rims of cooking pots, as restored in the drawing.1
They were made in imitation of metal cauldrons with angular handles and
standing on three tall legs, which in the later medieval period largely
replaced pottery vessels for cooking purposes.2
17. Deep bowls of grey ware with light red surface. Broad
flanged rim with internal beading and stab-marks on upper surface.
Decorated with two rows of closely set finger-tip marks round the side.
Analogous decoration is not common on bowls, but a close parallel was
found at Bungay Castle.3 Similar bowls
with flanged rims have been found at Maidstone (Figs. 3, 4-5), but the
strap-handles attached to the rim on No. 4 do not appear to be present
at Tyler Hill.
18. Rim of large bowl of orange red ware. Broad flanged rim
with small internal beading. The flange has two rows of stab-marks and
another row is along the inside wall of the pot.
19. Shallow bowl of grey ware with light red surface. Dark
green glaze covers the inside of the sagging base and
is splashed up the side. Rim thickened with sloping
outer edge and internal beading.
Two pieces of sagging base from different pots almost
certainly belong to bowls. Both have a row of deep finger-tip marks
along the base angle. One fragment has dark green glaze on the inside as
on No. 19.
20. Cylindrical vessel of orange red ware. Rim beaded with
internal bevel, and rounded cordon or collar 1 1/2 in. below rim. A very
similar pot was found on the kiln-site at Rye4
and is described as a butter-pot; the complete form of these vessels is
Pipkins are represented by fragments which include a handle
of grey ware with light red surface; it is grooved down the front and
the end is folded back as usual on this type. A complete example,
provided with three tall legs, was found at Rye,5
and the general development of the type is sketched in Archaeologia,
1 Cf. London Museum Medieval
Catalogue (1940), p. 224, fig. 74.
2 Ibid., p. 205, pl. LVI.
3 Proc. Suffolk Inst. of Arch., XXII,
336, fig. 10.
4 Sussex Arch. Coll., LXXIV, 59, pl. XI,
5 Ibid., LXXVII, 117, fig. 3, 5.