This fabric is grey (7/0–4/0), usually with a core in a contrasting shade of grey. Our sherds may be slightly abraded and, as a result, soft with a powdery surface. Generally however they are hard and smooth with an irregular fracture. Dishes and bowl-jars were the most commonly produced forms in this fabric.
Samples of this fabric are identical to the Oxidised ware.
Our sample contains some poorly mixed clay, with occasional clay pellets and iron-rich opaques to c 0.8mm.
English Heritage; Essex County Council, Chelmsford