Keys to the Past

Aldin Grange Kiln Site (Bearpark)

Excavation photograph Copyright NAA 1996
Excavation photograph Copyright NAA 1996

Fully excavated medieval pottery kiln at Aldin Grange © NAA 1996
Fully excavated medieval pottery kiln at Aldin Grange © NAA 1996

In 1996 archaeologists found the remains of two pottery kilns. They stood on a low hill overlooking the River Browney. Over 20,000 fragments of pottery were found. These kilns were probably in use in the mid-14th century.

Reference number:D4663
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):Watching brief between Autun Stile and Neville's Cross 1996; Northern Archaeological Associates Ltd
Archaeological excavation of pottery kilns at Aldin Grange, Co. Durham; Northern Archaeological Associates

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Source of Reference
Local History of Bearpark


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