Monument details

HER Number:907/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Glaziers Hollow, Delamere Forest


A medieval glasshouse was found in 1934 at Glazier's Hollow. Excavation revealed window glass and the glazed red brick floor of a possible furnace. There was a dense concentration of glass fragments including painted glass imported to the site as cullet (scrap glass for re-making).Other finds include a few sherds of 15th century pot, a silver penny of Edward I, Metal and charcoal were found. Crucible fragments confirm the presence of glassmaking here.

This was a wood-using glass furnace, fired with wood from the forest around it. Work probably ceased here when the use of wood was forbidden by law in royal forests in about 1615. however, there is a plan of the forest dating to 1627, which marks the site as ‘Glassen House’.


Monument Types

  • FURNACE? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GLASS WORKS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GLASSHOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1020705: Glassworking Remains In Glazier'S Hollow, 330M South Of Kingswood Cottage

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