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: Kilham Farm, Branton

Kiln Number: Kiln A1

Grid Reference: SE655024


Parish: CANTLEY (4)

Geology: gravel and sand

Situation: level

Height above OD: 5 m

Water Supply: R Torne 200 m SE

Circumstances of Record: ploughing; limited excavation

Excavator/Observer: J Lidster and J Pallister

Date of Record: 1961

Kiln Type: D?4 or 5: shallowly set, roughly oval, clay-lined (badly damaged by ploughing)

Kiln Interior: (a) or (c): central pedestal (not in situ) indicated by scar in bottom of kiln-chamber

Oven Floor: no raised oven-floor in situ, but clay bars among kiln-debris in stokehole suggest one of radiating bars

Flue: long, clay-lined flue

Site Features and Finds: site of further probable kiln indicated by stokehole-like feature with clay debris on surface, 15 m NW; probable settlement NE of site; track adjacent, running towards river

Pottery: Kilns 1 and 2: grey local-type, large, lipped, wide-mouthed bowls (in large quantities), flanged bowls (Gillam 228), storage-jars, cavetto-rimmed cooking-pots, flat-based colanders with reeded rim; small quantities of flanged and hammer-head mortaria with pale slip, generally similar to late Hartshill/Mancatter types

Date of Pottery: probably second third of 4

Reference(s): Buckland 1976

Source of Information:

Location of Finds: Doncaster Mus

Comments: kilns formed part of major regional pottery industry centred on the Doncaster area (pp. 105-8; see Auckley, Blaxton, Doncaster and Rossington Bridge)