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: Cantley Estate, South Kiln Group Goodison Boulevard

Kiln Number: Kiln 10

Grid Reference: SE61410144


Parish: DONCASTER (2)

Geology: sand and gravel with pockets of clay

Situation: very gently sloping valley side

Height above OD: 20 m

Water Supply: brooks in general vicinity

Circumstances of Record: building a housing estate; limited salvage excavation

Excavator/Observer: E G Gilmour

Date of Record: 1953

Kiln Type: F4/5: circular, thinly lined with clay, basin-shaped, very deeply set

Kiln Interior: (c): 2 long, rectangular, clay pedestels, placed centrally, close to one another and parallel to flue-axis

Oven Floor: prefab. clay, 'longitudinally channeled' bars (not in situ)

Flue: clay-lined flue probable

Site Features and Finds: Kiln 10 had been back-filled after disuse and Kiln 11 had been superimposed on top of it; the pedestals of Kiln 10 had been 'extended upwards' with clay to support superimposed Kiln 11

Pottery: grey wares 'as elsewhere on Cantley Estate' , mostly from larger vessels (no detailed record of pottery survives)

Date of Pottery:

Reference(s): Gilmour 1954, 409-10; Cregeen 1957 (pottery not attributed to individual kilns)

Source of Information:

Location of Finds: Doncaster Mus