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Deep Historic Links with Continental Europe

These webpages use pottery sherds (fragments) & objects found at Hemyock Castle, to explore centuries of close links with continental Europe: Links to other webpages in this series.


17th, 18th & 19th Centuries: Olive Oil Imports from Cádiz, Spain and Italy

Commodities such as olive oil and wine were imported from continental Europe. Presumably, these pottery sherds come from the containers used to import these? By this period, Hemyock Castle was a farm; no longer the residence of a grand family. So these commodities imported from continental Europe, were being consumed by an ordinary, if prosperous, farming family.

Photo: Sherd of Cádiz Olive Oil Jar
17th Century Globular Olive Oil Jar from Cádiz, Spain

This sherd comes from a 17th century globular olive oil jar, originally from Cádiz in southern Spain.


Photo: Sherd of Italian Olive Oil Jar
18th Century Olive Oil Jar from Italy

This sherd comes from a late 18th or early 19th century olive oil jar, originally from Italy.



Other webpages in this series, exploring centuries of close links with continental Europe:


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