Details of relevant entry in The Pottery Kilns of Roman Britain by Vivien Swan

As utilised in the website hosted by Oxford Archaeology on behalf of the Study Group for Roman Pottery

Site Name: Blaxton Quarry (East Field), Mosham Road

Kiln Number: Kiln (Feature) 6

Grid Reference: SE65970046


Parish: AUCKLEY (3)

Geology: sand and gravel

Situation: level

Height above OD: 7 m

Water Supply: streams nearby

Circumstances of Record: quarrying gravel and sand; limited salvage excavation and observation

Excavator/Observer: M J Dolby

Date of Record: 1967-8

Kiln Type: ?B: irregular patch of burnt clay, probably representing bottom of kiln-chamber (kiln mostly destroyed by ploughing)

Kiln Interior: no internal features survived in situ, and no evidence for portable furniture found elsewhere on site

Oven Floor: none survived in situ, and no evidence for bars found elsewhere on site (?no raised oven-floor)


Site Features and Finds: stokeholes of at least 5 other kilns located and further features destroyed before record; for other probably surface-built kilns on site see other Auckley (3) kiln; source of clay 300 m NE

Pottery: grey ware cavetto-rimmed cooking-pots, some lattice-decorated, copying BB1; cooking-jars with lid-seated everted rim (?related to early Derbyshire ware), deep medium/large local-type lipped bowls with straight sides, flanged lid-seated jars with finely rilled exterior; lipped dishes and bowls copying BB types, chamfered dog-dishes with beaded rim

Date of Pottery: Kiln 6 probably early 3; other features within late 2-mid 3; F2 possibly mid-late 3

Reference(s): Buckland and Dolby 1980

Source of Information:

Location of Finds: Doncaster Mus

Comments: surface scatter of pottery and kiln-debris to S of the road, located in 1975 in fieldwork by I MacDonald, suggests further kiln sites S of the site