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: 'Red Hills', E of Aldborough Roman town

Kiln Number: 'Sarcophagus 2'

Grid Reference: SE40786615



Geology: sand and gravel over boulder clay

Situation: gently sloping valley side

Height above OD: 30 m

Water Supply: R Ure 800 m NNE, junction of Rs Ure and Swale 2200 m E

Circumstances of Record: limited digging

Excavator/Observer: H Eckroyd Smith

Date of Record: 1846

Kiln Type: ?F: oval, lined with stone slabs (?original lining, or secondary addition connected with reuse of kiln for burial)

Kiln Interior: ?(h): internal, stone, shelf-like feature (?support for floor or later addtion)

Oven Floor: no evidence recorded

Flue: long, stone-lined ?flue

Site Features and Finds: Smith interpreted probable kiln as a sarcophagus, but site had probably been reused later as a burial area for the Roman town, which lay approx 50 m to W of site

Pottery: no details recorded

Date of Pottery:

Reference(s): Smith 1852, 25-6, pl. X

Source of Information:

Location of Finds:

Comments: 'Red Hills', the local name for the fields in this area, may derive from concentrations of fired-clay kiln-debris