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 38

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

Excavator/Observer: J R Lidster

Date of Record: 1962

Kiln Type: F5 or ?6: oval, clay-lined, deeply set  

Kiln Interior: (c): 4 cylindrical, clay pedestals; (h): continuous, integral clay ledge with impression of studded boot-marks on it

Oven Floor: probably clusters of radiating prefab. clay bars, incl. curved variety, ?over-plastered with clay (not in situ)

Flue: long, sloping clay-lined flue

Site Features and Finds: very large stokehole, cutting probable earlier gully; probable stokehold of another kiln (unexcav.) adjacet to furnace-chamber of Kiln 38

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), large shouldered bowls, cheese-presses, narrow-mouthed jars (one with small handle, another with pierced flange and a third with moulded face applied to rim)

Date of Pottery: probably first half of 4

Reference(s): Buckland et al. 1980, fig. 3, nos. 4, 12. fig. 4, no. 27 (selected details only): Doncaster Mus Records

Source of Information: M J Dolby and P C Buckland

Location of Finds: Doncaster Mus

Comments: similarity of structural details of kiln and its range of products to those of Kiln 33 may imply that both were work of same potter