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, Mosham Road

Kiln Number: Kiln (Feature) 6S

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: uneven, fired-clay base of kiln-chamber (remainder of kiln 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: very large, deep stokehole with 19 oak stakes, probably from wicker-lined pit (?dug into it after disuse); stokeholes of at least 5 other kilns located and further features destroyed before record; for other surface-built kiln on site see Blaxton Quarry (East Field)

Pottery: grey cavetto-rimmed cooking-pots, some lattice-decorated, copying BB1; cooking-jars with lid-seated everted rim (?related to early Derbyshire ware), lipped dishes and bowls copying BB types, flanged lid-seated jars with finely rilled exterior

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

Reference(s): Buckland and Dolby 1980

Source of Information:

Location of Finds: Doncaster Mus

Comments: source of clay 300 m NE; 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 site; for further probable kiln site to E see Blaxton