Date Made/Found: 1200-1300
Material and Medium: Ceramic
Dimensions: Height 290mm, max. diameter 200mm
Accession Number: 1997.1.GRANGE.9
This partially restored jug was found at Roystone Grange, near Ballidon, Derbyshire. It has a green glaze on the outside only. Glazing on Medieval pottery was mostly used for decoration rather than waterproofing.
During the Medieval period, most people still lived in rural settlements. They farmed animals and grew crops. Peasants often only had one or two cows but these were an important source of milk, cheese and meat. In the 1200s and 1300s people usually grew food only for their family to eat. Later they worked on larger farms owned by someone else.
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