Issue details

OD/18/29 Museum Loans September 2018 - Suffolk Archaeology

Suffolk County Council Archaeology Service - Early Medieval pottery samples (LO.2018.10)


This loan request is for a selection of pottery sherds* excavated in Ipswich and elsewhere in Suffolk for a medieval and later pottery type series for the county. This is a project conducted by Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service on behalf of English Heritage with the objective of creating a single reference source for researchers studying the pottery made and used in Suffolk.


The sherds requested come from a range of excavations in Ipswich conducted since the 1960s as well as other sites in Suffolk, such as those excavated by Basil Brown. The initial request is currently for 56 samples, but is likely to rise slightly following further research. In all cases however only one or two sherds have been selected from each individual archaeological site.


* In archaeology, a sherd, or more precisely, potsherd, is commonly a historic or prehistoric fragment of pottery, although the term is occasionally used to refer to fragments of stone and glass vessels, as well.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/09/2018

Decision due: 28 Sep 2018 by Officer Decision

Consultation process

The Portfolio Holder for Development and Museums and the Museums Manager, CIMS have been consulted in making this decision. The Chair of the Friends of the Ipswich Museums has also been consulted.