Portuguese ceramics in Plymouth (UK)

Author(s): Tania Manuel Casimiro; Sarah Newstead

Year: 2013


Although Portuguese ceramics are present in many cities across England, Plymouth is an extraordinary case of quantity and quality. Thousands of fragments of red coarsewares and tin glaze wares were identified across the city. One of the most extraordinary aspects is related to the type of these artefacts which are very similar to what Portuguese populations would use in Portugal. This aspect motivated the search for people and ships taking such cargo from Portugal and there is evidence of a straight relation between Portuguese merchants and this city with dozens of ships taking commodities, where ceramics are part of the exports, and possibly even some Portuguese merchants being residents there.

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Portuguese ceramics in Plymouth (UK). Tania Manuel Casimiro, Sarah Newstead. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428544)

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exports Plymouth Portuguese pottery

Geographic Keywords
PORTUGAL Western Europe

Temporal Keywords

Spatial Coverage

min long: -28.549; min lat: 32.638 ; max long: -6.19; max lat: 42.151 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 291