English wine bottle necks

English wine bottle necks

Black glass English wine bottle necks, from a layer dating to the 1850s. Such bottles were meant to be returned, re-filled and re-used until broken.
Wine bottle necks

Wine bottle necks

Imported wine bottle necks, the one on the right retaining its lead foil (which began to be used to seal the necks/ corks of imported wine bottles c. 1840). From a layer dating to the 1850s.
1840s bottle bases

1840s bottle bases

Bases of black glass bottles for wine, ale or beer. Such bottles were discarded only when broken. Found in a midden dating to the 1840s at Brockdish rectory.
1840s bottle necks

1840s bottle necks

Black glass necks from bottles for wine, ale or beer, found in an 1840s midden, Brockdish rectory. Such bottles were re-usable and were discarded only when broken.
Wine and Champagne bottles 1870s

Wine and Champagne bottles 1870s

A scale of centimetres, with fragments of French champagne bottles to the right of it, and the bases of black-glass English dip-moulded wine bottles to the left. Below the champagne bottles are necks from the English wine bottles. 1870s, from the rector’s...
Bottle fragments 1870s

Bottle fragments 1870s

A close-up of bottle fragments and other material from the rectory rubbish pit at Brockdish. Centre: ‘black’ glass English dip-moulded wine bottle bases. Below left: the square, tapering base of a black-glass Dutch or possibly English dip-moulded gin...
Household rubbish 1870s

Household rubbish 1870s

An assemblage of household rubbish discarded in the 1870s at Brockdish rectory. Top left (from left to right): clinker, oyster shells, small bones, green glass German mineral water bottle fragments and aqua glass English wine/ ale bottle fragments, ‘black’...
Wine Bottle

Wine Bottle

A green glass bottle for wine or beer with a crudely rolled applied lip. Found amid hardcore that had been steamrollered as the foundations of a track-way into the ash-yard. The cork remains, 1880s or earlier.
Wine Bottle

Wine Bottle

Bottle for wine or beer. English, 1870s. Found in the mud below the sea wall at Burnham-on-Crouch.
Corkscrew

Corkscrew

Bone-handled corkscrew, from labourers’ rubbish. The other object is a ceramic bottleĀ stopper.
Wine jug

Wine jug

Wine jug, showing grapes, missing a pewter lid. From Hempstead rectory.