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Birmingham City Council

Medieval Aston



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Archaeological excavations near Aston Tavern on Aston Hall Road revealed remains of the medieval village of Aston, a few hundred years older than Aston Hall. A cluster of houses near St Peter and St Paul church are marked on a map of 1758. The excavations found two ditches which contained pottery dating to the early 13th and early 14th centuries, three hundred years before Aston Hall was built.

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There was also the base of a medieval stone wall. This was a boundary wall relating to the properties fronting onto the former village street, or the remains of a building whose walls would be timber-framed, resting on a stone base.

Pottery found on the site was mostly made locally. It included pieces of cooking pots, many of which had soot on the external surface as a result of use. There were also pieces of pitchers made in the Bull Ring and Deritend area including a wide strap handle decorated with stabbed decoration in a 'ladder pattern'.


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Last Updated : 23rd August 2013