clay water pipe

This unstamped clay pipe was found by Geoff Hancock in a shed on Raws Farm, near Sandford, Strathaven. South Lanarkshire. Its provenance prior to that is unknown.

It is likely to have been for channelling water.

There are several local disused tileworks that this may have been manufactured at but it also has the look and feel of possibly being much older, possibly Roman. (Note – SBH – I will try and clarify this by contacting experts in the field).

Below – The pipe is 18″ long with spigot and socket ends. Note the ‘ribs’ along the length of the pipe. The pipe is tapered from one end to the other and neither end is symmetrically circular.

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Below  – The spigot end. Approx. 3 1/2″ outside diameter with a 1 1/2″ shoulder to the main pipe where it is approx. 4 1/2″ in diameter.

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Below  – The socket end with 2 possible finger impressions. The outside diameter ranges from 5 3/4″ to 6″. There is an inside shoulder 1 1/2″ deep and the internal diameter is approximately 3″ to 3 1/2″.

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Below – The above pipe has a look of this pipe which has been identified as a pottery water pipe. Roman 100-350 CE. Source

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Roman water pipe

 

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