Time for tea on Day 21 of our Archaeology Advent Calendar!
This ceramic teapot was found during our excavations at Winnall Mill a few years ago. Though it looks nearly complete now, when we dug it up it was in nearly thirty pieces strewn across a rubble layer – one heck of a 3D jigsaw puzzle! Dating to the early 1900s, it’s an example of the distinctive ‘Brown Betty’ teapots that once graced the tea tables of millions of British households, and a charming glipse of everyday life in the old mill cottage a generation after it stopped grinding corn.
We’re currently writing up the full report on our excavations at Winnall Mill, and hope to be able to share more information in due course. Until then, why not check out some of our other Reports, available via this website!