lots of broken shards of delftware dug-up in English garden and possibly early 18th Century
I own a very old Farm house in England. The main frontage of my house was built in 1718, although the north and south wings of the property are much older possibly 17th or 16th Century. I think the 1718 portion of the house was built following a fire in the south wing and this is consistent with some fire damage we have found when renovating the property.
Recently we have been digging in the rear garden and have uncovered an area of burnt timber, roof tiles and stonework. It appears to be an area where all the burnt rubble from the house was dumped after the fire was put out and then simply covered over with soil. Amongst all the burnt rubble and timber we have also found the remnants of lots of Delft pottery and I wondered if you would be able to assist me in dating this pottery. I have included a few photographs of lots of different types of broken pottery and can provide detailed photos if you need to see something in close-up. Would you be able to date any of this pottery shown in the photo? Any help you can offer would be most useful.