Tyne and Wear HER(5586): Gateshead, medieval pottery kiln - Details
Gateshead, medieval pottery kiln
Pottery Manufacturing Site
Little is known about the medieval pottery industry in Gateshead, but it seems possible that small scale production was underway by the 14th century, clay being brought from clay pits in the Heworth area (HER 722) to kilns in town. A kiln was found on the site of the former Ritz Cinema on the High Street during the construction of Gateshead Highway.
<< HER 5586 >> F.W.D. Manders, 1973, A History of Gateshead, p 62