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Catalogue

The catalogue serves two major functions; as a gazetteer of all sites from which either structure or artefactual material relating to tobacco pipe kilns has been reported; secondly as a record of such artefactual material. A full discussion of the recording system and the way that the catalogue entry is condensed from the record sheets is included in Part One Section 4. The entry opens with a code number specific to this survey by which all records, drawings and photographs are identified. There follows the site address, below which is the name of the museum, unit or other place where the material is held. Where possible an accession number is included. On the extreme right is the National Grid Reference for the site to as high a degree of accuracy as available information allows. There follows a brief qualification of the assemblage which records whether the material is an excavated group; a recovered group; a casual find or other. Any information concerning the maker or makers of marked pipes included in the assemblage or documented occupation of the site by pipemakers is also included.

The tabulated entry is split according to fabric type and listed in order of the catalogue hierarchy. The first column of figures is the total weight [in grams] of material in each category. The second column of figures is the number of fragments or objects that yield this weight. In the final column is the category description. Where this is followed by a ? this means that the identification is in doubt. Furniture items are given a number from the respective typology. Where the letter prefix, identifying a group of objects, is not followed by a number identifying the type, this simply means that the fragment or fragments recorded have no specific diagnostic features to distinguish types within the group. Where the abbreviation NA appears in the first column of figures the object or objects has not been weighed. Where the word bag follows a number in the second column of figures this denotes the number of bags of material rather than the number of individual fragments.

Other abbreviations used in the catalogue are:-

  ext  external
  frag fragment
  imps impressions
  inc  incomplete
  int  internal
  NI   Northern Ireland
  no   number
  obj  object
 
 Catalogue Hierarchy
 
 Muffle  Muffle: wall/base/prop/bar
         Peripheral shelf
         Core fragment
         Stems/bowls/mouthpieces from matrix
         Wig curler in matrix
         Layered/flaked lute
         Lining patch
 Furniture
         Prop
         Bun
         Dish
         Saggar/wall/base
         Bat
         Roll
         Strap
         Wad
         Thin Sheet: flat/rolled/folded edge/strip
         Variable sheet
         Rack end
         Clay with bowl mouth impressions
 Access  Wicket: Shelf/wad/brick/tile
         Door with spy hole
         Plug   Concentric plug
 Muffle cover & Stem slag laminate flue lining
 Thin sheet, stem, slag laminate
         Stem & slag
         Bowl & slag
         Corner infill
         Ridge
         Brick & slag
         Clay formed against bricks
         Composite support
 Miscellaneous
         Shaped section   Wedge section
         Stem/bowl/wasters
         Glazed mouthpiece
         Stamp
         Knob
         Clay as mortar
         Rounded clay pellets
         Tipping muffle
         Clay slate sandwich
         Daub squeezes
         Brick or bar
         Fire brick   Red brick
         Cylinder/pipe
         Trimming ring?
         Raw pipe clay
         Coal   Coke   Charcoal   Slag
         Dish setter
         Pottery   Shell   Glass   Stone   Chalk
         Lime mortar   Ash & clay mortar
         Iron   Bone   Wood
         Amorphous fragment
         Slagged detritus   Mixed detritus
 

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