Post-Medieval London, Pt. VIII – Archaeological Finds

The Lost City of London - Before the Great Fire of 1666

Another in the series on the history of London up to the time of the Great Fire of 1666, largely taken from my book, “The Flower Of All Cities” (Amberley, 2019) …

Archaeological Finds

A series of Museum of London and other publications either describe in detail or summarise the findings of archaeological excavations at various post-Medieval sites around the City.

There are some useful identification guides in Lara Maiklem’s new book, “A Field Guide to Larking“.

The more important archaeological finds from post-Medieval London are on exhibition in the City’s principal museums. The Museum of London houses an extensive collection.

A clay pipe on the foreshore. Image: Thames Discovery Programme.

The commonest post-Medieval finds on the foreshore of the Thames are sherds of – glazed – pottery, fragments of roofing, wall, hearth and floor tile, and clay pipes. Roofing tiles are sometimes found with small…

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