Historic artefacts found at Shakespeare North site
March 24, 2017
As reported on Knowsley News, historic items dating back to as early as the 14th century have been found at the site where the new Shakespeare North Playhouse will be built in Prescot:
“The artefacts were unearthed during survey work at the site on Mill Street, which involved detailed investigation of the soil and rock. The results of this survey work will help to inform the design of the theatre and education centre, providing greater clarity of the land conditions.
Archaeologist, Dr. Rob Philpott was on site to oversee the test digging and to investigate the ground for potential archaeological interest. Artefacts found date from the 4th to 17th centuries and were probably made in Prescot or very close by. They included pieces of kitchenware, earthenware, jars for storing items or hold water and fragments of a tobacco pipe.
In this video, Dr Philpott explains more:
Guy SichHistoric artefacts found at Shakespeare North site