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:

Grid Reference: SE409661



Geology: sand and gravel over boulder clay

Situation: gently sloping valley side

Height above OD: 30 m

Water Supply: R Ure 800 m NNE

Circumstances of Record: ploughing; surface observation

Excavator/Observer: J Mitchell

Date of Record: pre 1846

Kiln Type:

Kiln Interior:

Oven Floor:


Site Features and Finds: ploughed-out mounds 'strewn' with pottery (probable kiln sites); site lay within approx 100 m of Roman town

Pottery: no details survive

Date of Pottery:

Reference(s): Mitchell 1846, 109-10

Source of Information:

Location of Finds: none known to survive

Comments: 'Red Hills', the local name for this area, may refer to concentrations of fired-clay kiln-debris (i.e. ploughed kiln sites), as opposed to the 'funeral pyres' suggested by Mitchell; further probable kiln sites in vicinity