Support us

CoLAT welcomes donations from individuals, companies, charities and institutions who want to contribute to the archaeological and historical study of London by supporting important publications for wide public enjoyment.

Because we work with archaeologists in the London area, we know what needs to be funded. We can help tailor a prospective donation to a suitable project which is close to the interests of the donor.

Details of several important projects which require funding in order to reach completion can be found below. If you're interested in sponsoring a project and would like further information, please contact the CoLAT Secretary:

John Schofield
2 Carthew Villas
W6 0BS

Telephone: 0208 741 3573


Projects in need of support

Redwares (Post-medieval pottery from excavations in London)

London-area red earthenwares were one of the main sources of everyday household and industrial ceramics used by Londoners in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Work on a volume covering London-area post-medieval redwares, and fine redwares, largely from kilns in Essex is well advanced, but requires additional funding for completion. This publication would prove valuable not only for researchers working in the London area, but also for the study of redwares further afield, with examples known from sites as far away as Virginia in the USA.

To date, the post-medieval redware industries supplying London are known mainly from summaries and interim publications, and no comprehensive survey has yet been carried out.

The completion of analysis and research, leading to the production of a completed text and figures in a MOLA monograph, is currently estimated at £50,000 ($82,000).

If you or your institution can help support this important work, please contact John Schofield .

Read the full Redwares project proposal (PDF, 17KB)

Part of a redware bowl, reconstructed from fragments

A bowl in Metropolitan slipware, from the excavation of 1982 at Billingsgate Lorry Park

Part of a redware jug, reconstructed from fragments

A jug in Metropolitan slipware, made east of London in the 17th century, also from the excavation at Billingsgate Lorry Park