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, East Kiln Group Acacia Road

Kiln Number: Kiln 20

Grid Reference: SE61700185


Parish: DONCASTER (3)

Geology: sand and gravel with pockets of clay

Situation: very gently sloping valley side

Height above OD: 15 m

Water Supply: brook(s) in general vicinity

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

Excavator/Observer: E F Gilmour

Date of Record: 1954

Kiln Type: F5/6: circular, clay-lined, with intact lip comprising internal raised flange (?for keying-in temporary super-structure)

Kiln Interior: (c): massive, long, rectangular, central, clay pedestal undercut at front and aligned on flue-axis; (k): indentations where bars were luted into kiln-wall

Oven Floor: 11 radiating, oval, clay bars (7 in situ), probably secured with clay

Flue: solid-clay block, added separately to front of kiln and pierced by flue-arch (cf. Kilns 8, 25, 6)

Site Features and Finds: Kiln 20 lay approx 7 m NW of Kilns 4-6

Pottery: 'typical coarse grey Cantley ware' incl. lid-seated jars with rilied shoulder (no detailed record survives)

Date of Pottery: ?late 2/3

Reference(s): Gilmour 1955, 541-4, pls. 1-4; Cregeen 1957 (pottery not attributed to individual kilns)

Source of Information:

Location of Finds: Doncaster Mus