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 St Wilfrid's Road/Goodison Boulevard

Kiln Number: Kiln 34

Grid Reference: SE61430143


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 rescue excavation

Excavator/Observer: J R Lidster

Date of Record: 1957

Kiln Type: F6: roughly oval, clay-lined with evidence of patching, bearing clear finger-prints

Kiln Interior: (c): central, cylindrical, clay pedestal; (h): continuous, slight, integral clay ledge  

Oven Floor: radial prefab. clay bars (2 arched) over-plastered with clay (most of floor survived in situ)

Flue: integral clay-lined flue, straight-sided and with a flat roof; found blocked with raw clay

Site Features and Finds: very large, deep stokehole with 2 post-holes on edge; large quantity of pottery dumped in kiln-chamber

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; grey lipped pie-dishes with blunt triangular rim and flanged bowls copying BB types; local-type barrel-shaped jars (some with countersunk handles), large shouldered bowls and cheese-presses

Date of Pottery: probably first half of 4

Reference(s): Buckland et al. 1980, fig. 3, nos. 2, 13, fig. 4, nos. 33, 35 (selected details only); Doncaster Mus Records;

Source of Information: M J Dolby and P C Buckland

Location of Finds: Doncaster Mus