These four Jars were found by Kevan Ponsford who lives at Shrivenham. He was working on a new build at Longcott, just off the main street called King's Lane. During excavations for the erection of new houses he discovered these four jars. They are all earthenware and date from early to mid 19th century. The large jar would have been used to de-cant ink to the smaller jars. It's probably safe to assume that the occupier of the old property that stood on the site previously had some connection with village school.
Also on the same site, Kevan found what seems to be a Boars Tusk and a Roman coin that dates to the 3rd century AD and is fairly common.
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