Ceramic Reference Collection Lists (from MPRG Standards)

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CTS type: 1 – fabric; 2 – form.

Period: 1 – Prehistoric; 2 – Roman; 3 – Anglo-Saxon; 4 – Medieval; 5 – Post-Medieval.

Please note some of the names and contact details on this list are now out of date, MPRG is currently working to update the list and apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

National Ceramic Reference Collections

Area Contact name Address Telephone Email CTS type Period
National Reference Collection of Medieval Pottery Beverley Nenk Dept of Prehistory and Europe, British Museum, Great Russell St, LONDON WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8286 or 8629 bnenk@britishmuseum.org 12 345
National Reference Collection of Post-Medieval Pottery David Barker Archaeology Section, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Bethesda St, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3DE 01782 232 519 david.barker@stoke.gov.uk 1 5
Scotland David Caldwell,
Jackie Moran
Department of Scotland and Europe, National Museums of Scotland, Chambers St, EDINBURGH, EH1 1JF 0131 247 4068 or 4079 d.caldwell@nms.ac.uk
1 45
Wales Mark Redknap,
Department of Archaeology and Numismatics, National Museum of Wales, Cathays Park, CARDIFF CF1 3NP 029 2057 3223 via website 4

Regional Ceramic Type Series in Great Britain and Ireland

Area Contact name Address Telephone Email CTS type Period Comments
Beds and N Bucks, inc Milton Keynes Albion Archaeology St Mary’s Church Archaeology Centre, St Mary’s Street, BEDFORD MK42 OAS 0300 300 6877 info@albion-arch.com 12 12345 Cross-refer with Northants
Berks, Wilts, Dorset, some surrounding counties Lorraine Mepham Wessex Archaeology, Portway House, Old Sarum Park, SALISBURY SP4 6EB 01722 326867 l.mepham@wessexarch.co.uk 1 12345
Bristol and Greater Bristol area Kate Iles Bristol City Museum, Queens Road, BRISTOL BS8 1RL 0117 9223459 kate.iles@bristol.gov.uk 1 345 Relevant to parts of pre-1974 S Glos and N Somerset
Cambs Paul Spoerry,
Carole Fletcher
Oxford Archaeology East, 15 Trafalgar Way, Bar Hill, CAMBRIDGE, CB23 8SQ 01223 850550 paul.spoerry@thehumanjourney.net,
1 34
Carlisle, N Cumbria Tim Padley Keeper of Archaeology, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Street, CARLISLE, CA3 8TP 01228 618768 timp@carlisle.gov.uk 1 45
Chester, NW region Julie Edwards,
Gill Dunn and
Alison Heke
Historic Environment Team,
Cheshire West & Chester Council,
27 Grosvenor St, CHESTER, CH1 2DD
01244 402027 julie.edwards@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk,
1 2345 Romano-British covers NW Britain
Cleveland Robin Daniels Tees Archaeology, Sir Wm Gray House, Clarence Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8BT 01492 523455 Robin.Daniels@hartlepool.gov.uk 1 14
Essex Helen Walker Essex County Council Archaeology Field Unit, Fairfield Court, Fairfield Rd, Braintree, Essex CM7 3YQ 01376 331431 helen.walker@essexcc.gov.uk 12 345 Cunningham 1985;
Drury 1993
Guernsey Phillip de Jersey Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery,
Candie Gardens, St Peter Port, GUERNSEY, GY1 1UG
01481 700477 Phillip.DeJersey@cultureleisure.gov.gg 1 145
(Test Valley)
Dave Allen Hampshire County Museum Service, Chilcomb House, Chilcomb Lane, WINCHESTER SO23 8RD 01962 826738 1 2345
Hereford Kath Crooks Archaeological Investigations Ltd, Unit 1, Premier Business Park, Faraday Road, Hereford, HR4 9NZ 01432 364905 kathc@aihereford.com 1 45 Vince 1985; now part of Headland Archaeology
Hereford Judy Stevenson Herefordshire Heritage Services, Museum Resource and Learning Centre, 58 Friar St, Hereford HR4 0AS 01432 383593 jstevenson@herefordshire.gov.uk 1 12345
Herts (St Albans and greyware kilns) Simon West and Alison Turner-Rugg Museum of St Albans, Unit 7, Sandridge Gate Business Centre, Ronson’s Way, St Albans AL4 9XR 01727 819338
01727 751819
1 4
Islamic world Venetia Porter Department of the Middle East, British Museum, Great Russell St, LONDON WC1B 3DG 020 73238843 vporter@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk 1
Isle of Wight Ruth Waller and Rebecca Loader County Archaeology Service, Archaeological Centre, 61 Clatterford Road, Carisbrooke, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1NZ 01983 823 810 Ruth.Waller@iow.gov.uk
Leicestershire Debbie Sawday University of Leicester Archaeological Services, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH 0116 2522848 dmas1@le.ac.uk 1 45
Nick Cooper njc9@le.ac.uk 123
Greater London and sources of supply Jacqui Pearce MOL Archaeology, 46 Eagle Wharf Road, LONDON N1 7ED 020 7566 9325 jpearce@museumoflondon.org.uk 1 2345
Nonsuch Palace
(Surrey, London area, Essex, Hants/Surrey border)
Hazel Forsyth Museum of London, 150 London Wall, LONDON EC2Y 5HN 020 76003699 hforsyth@museumoflondon.org.uk 12 4 Not a type series in the usual sense, but can be used as such with Biddle forthcoming
Northamptonshire Iain Soden Northamptonshire County Council Archaeology, 2 Bolton House, Wootton Hall Park, Mereway, Northampton NN4 8BE 01604 700 493/4 isoden@northamptonshire.gov.uk 1 345
Northern Ireland Craig McHuicken Harbour Museum, Harbour Square, Derry BT48 6AF 028 71377331 12 5 Holds Derry. Mostly 17th Century.
Oxfordshire Leigh Allen Oxford Archaeological Unit, Janus House, Osney Mead, OXFORD OX2 0ES 01865 263800 leigh.allen@oxfordarch.co.uk 1 3
Oxford region Susan Walker Dept of Antiquities,Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont St, OXFORD OX1 2PH Use email susan.walker@ashmus.ox.ac.uk 1 345
Ireland Clare McCutcheon Old Chapel, Bandon, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland Use email mccutcc@gofree.indigo.ie 1 4
Shropshire Cameron Moffett Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, Rowley’s House, Barker St, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 IQH 01743 281205 shrewsburymuseums@shropshire.gov.uk 12 12345 Shrewsbury Abbey material currently held by Victoria Bryant until summer 2001 (see Hereford and Worcs). Wroxeter Romano-British collection 1920.
Southampton Gill Woolrich Arts and Heritage, Southampton City Council, Civic Centre, Southampton SO14 7LP 023 80635904 gill.woolrich@southampton.gov.uk 12 345
Suffolk Richenda Goffin Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service, Shire Hall, Bury St Edmunds IP33 2AR 01284 352446/7 richenda.goffin@et.suffolkcc.gov.uk 1 345
Cathy Tester cathy.tester@suffolk.gov.uk 2
Sussex (E/W) and Romney Marsh (W Kent) Luke Barber Barbican House, 169 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YE 01273 405733 research@sussexpast.co.uk 1 345
SW England (Avon and Somerset, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset) Thomas Cadbury Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Queen Street, EXETER EX4 3RX 01392 665356 thomas.cadbury@exeter.gov.uk 12
York Ailsa Mainman and Anne Jenner York Archaeological Trust, 47 Aldwark, YORK YO1 7BX 01904 663030 or 023 amainman@yorkat.co.uk
S Yorks and N Derbys Chris Cumberpatch 22 Tennyson Road Lower Walkley, SHEFFIELD S6 2WE 0114 2310051 cgc@ccumberpatch.freeserve.co.uk 12 45
Warwickshire and West Midlands Catherine Coutts Archaeology Warwickshire,
Unit 9,
Montague Road,
CV34 5LW
01926 412278 cathycoutts@warwickshire.gov.uk 1 45
Wharram Percy and region Peter Didsbury c/o Humber Field Archaeology,
The Old School,
Northumberland Avenue,
01482 310600 hfa@hullcc.gov.uk 1 12345 To be accessioned to Hull Museum on completion of project
Winchester Helen Rees (post-1972 material) Winchester City Council, Unit F2, Bar End Industrial Estate, WINCHESTER SO23 9NP. 01962 848338 hrees@winchester.gov.uk 1 5
Geoff Denford (pre-1971 material) gdenford@winchester.gov.uk 12345
Worcester Derek Hurst and Laura Griffin Worcestershire Historic Environment and Archaeology Service, Woodbury Hall, University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, WORCESTER WR2 6AJ 01905 855495 dhurst@worcestershire.gov.uk 1 12345 Worcestershire online ceramic database: