Tin glazed (delft) dish
Found during excavations by Winchester Museums Service Archaeology Section in a field just east of Wickham Square (opposite St Nicholas Church) in the mid- to late 1970s
This elaborately decorated dish is one of three identical ones found in the backfill of a cess pit on the site of Wickham Manor House. The dish has an earthenware body, with, over it, a thick tin glaze, giving it the appearance of porcelain or china. Tin glazed wares were produced in several places, but it is probable that these were from London or Bristol.