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 Goodlson Boulevard (East)

Kiln Number: Kiln 39

Grid Reference: SE61420145


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: projected construction of housing estate; geophysical survey; limited rescue excavation

Excavator/Observer: J R Lidster

Date of Record: 1962

Kiln Type: F?5 or 6: small, pear-shaped, clay-lined

Kiln Interior: (b): inverted, deep, wide-mouthed bowl, used as impromptu pedestal; (h): continuous, integral clay ledge, sloping up towards flue region

Oven Floor: probably radiating prefab. clay bars incl. curved variety, ?overplastered with clay (not in situ but many found in bottom of kiln-chamber)

Flue: clay-lined flue (roof destroyed)

Site Features and Finds:

Pottery: reeded and plain hammer-head mortaria with white slip (some decorated on rim/flange with painted lines in groups of three), bowls with red polished slip imitating samian forms (Dr. 31, 36, 38), segmental bowls, some with painted stripes on lip; grey lipped pie-dishes with blunt triangular rim and flanged bowls copying BB types; local-type barrel-shaped jars (some with countersunk handles), and large shouldered bowls

Date of Pottery: probably first half of 4

Reference(s): Buckland et al. 1980, fig.4, no.31, bowl-pedestal (selected details only); Doncaster Mus Records

Source of Information: M J Dolby and P C Buckland

Location of Finds: Doncaster Mus

Comments: precise position of Kiln 39 uncertain (documentation missing) and it may have been the kiln with its stokehole adjoining that of Kiln 38