Dorchester garden produces wealth of medieval pottery

Rosemary Maw's gardening has produced more than just beautiful flowers. Her home, The Old Manor in Stratton, three miles from Dorchester, England, has produced over 100 historical artifacts including "over 150 bottle fragments, almost 20 pieces of medieval jugs, and extensive cobble and flint foundations" from its back garden.

Mrs Maw, who volunteers at Dorset County Museum in Dorchester, said: “Some of the fragments date back to when the Normans were bringing in French pottery to the area and local craftsmen were wanting to copy those designs. There is such a variety, it’s really interesting.”