Gary Taylor

Abstract

Excavations in Worcester during 1988-9 revealed a large and well-preserved bronze foundry. Of 14th-15th century date, the foundry comprised several fumace structures of tile and stone with adjacent casting pits. Extensive deposits of casting mould were recorded and this indicated that the major activity of the foundry was the production of domestic vessels with bell making a secondary concem. Small items were also produced at the site using stone moulds and crucibles. Typologically-dated to the 15th-16th century, the flat-based crucibles were for melting brasses which were used in the production of pins, wire and small castings. Plentiful finds of sheet metal offcuts indicate wrought metalworking was also undertaken at the site.

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How to Cite
Medieval bronzefounding at Deansway, Worcester. (2022). Historical Metallurgy, 30(2), 111-115. https://hmsjournal.org/index.php/home/article/view/420
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