The remains of a medieval building have been discovered during an archaeological dig in the Black Country.
Evidence of the large timber building on Shrubbery Avenue in Tipton has been discovered along with pieces of pottery dating back to the 12th century.
The find is important historically as it is thought to be the earliest discovery of its kind in the town.
Borough archaeologists along with a team from MetroMola, working on behalf of the Museum of London Archaeology, have spent the last two weeks at the site.
They were originally looking for the remains of the former Tipton Green Hall which was said to have been built in 1400.
The archaeologist found evidence of this building but also of earlier buildings on the site.
They discovered the remains of what they think was a large timber building and also the pottery pieces which date from the 12th to 17th centuries.
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