Archaeologists from Salford University were called in to carry out a dig at the Cuerden site to the south of the M65 and west of the A49 Wigan Road in Lostock Hall, as part of planning permission for a major mixed-use development over 65 hectares.
The Roman Road excavation on the Cuerden Strategic Site.
An aerial shot of the Roman Road excavation on the Cuerden Strategic Site.
Midlands purple ware is the dominant coarseware through the midlands and North West England during the 15th and 16th centuries, whilst reduced greenware is the dominant coarseware for the north of England.
Mr Miller added: “In the North West we don’t really understand how the pottery industry was distributed from the 12th century onwards, so this is a very rare find.