THE LATER MEDIEVAL PERIOD

After the Normans and before the Tudors.

Southend Museum is the place to go to see a whole range of finds from this time uncovered by excavation at Hadleigh Castle. Below are just 3 of the items on display. The jug , covered all over with a light green speckled glaze, is possibly Mill Green ware from the 14th century. It would have been used for wine or ale and perhaps by royal visitors to the castle in the first 100 years after it was built.

This pair of stoneware beakers were made between 1450 and 1500 in Germany (On display in Southend Museum)
From the 15th century, this item in Southend Museum is half of a Surrey whiteware double bowl cruet set used in the castle