At Bagots park in Staffordshire during the Tudor period, a glass making industry was in full swing. This was one of the most important glass making sites in Europe. Windows made from glass produced at this site are documented to be in York Minster.
Charcoal was used in the glass making process and this would have been made from wood from the surrounding area. It is thought that mules or oxen would have been used to transport wood etc. This shoe was picked up about five years ago (c.2005) in a ploughed field in the center of the glass making site, it has been preserved by soaking it in silicone varnish.