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 6

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 and salvage excavation

Excavator/Observer: F K Annable

Date of Record: 1953

Kiln Type: F?5: small, roughly circular, deeply set, lined with clay incorporating a few potsherds, with exceptionally thick lining at bottom of chamber (?to support massive pedestal)

Kiln Interior: (c): massive, long, rectangular, central, clay pedestal

Oven Floor: none in situ (??bars or wedges)

Flue: flue-arch cut through massive, solid-clay block, added separately to front of kiln (cf. Kilns 8, 25, 20)

Site Features and Finds: top of flue-arch lay above top of pedestal (i.e. above probably level of raised oven-floor); kiln had been back-filled with raw clay on abandonment

Pottery: grey local-type jars with loop-handles, wide-mouthed bowls, pie-dishes, lid-seated jars and mortaria

Date of Pottery: mid-late 2

Reference(s): Annable 1960; idem 1954, 405-6

Source of Information:

Location of Finds: Doncaster Mus