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 5

Grid Reference: SE61700185


Parish: DONCASTER (3)

Geology: sand and gravel with pockets of clay

Situation: very gently sloping valley side

Height above OD: 11 m

Water Supply: building a housing estate; limited rescue and salvage excavation

Circumstances of Record:

Excavator/Observer: F K Annable

Date of Record: 1953

Kiln Type: F?5: circular, lined with clay incorporating occasional pebbles and potsherds (damaged before record); upper part of kiln-wall probably demolished in Roman period

Kiln Interior: (c): 2 long, rectangular, parallel, clay pedestals, aligned on flue-axis; evidence for pedestals having been shaped between wooden boards; (h): integral projecting clay ledge

Oven Floor: ?bars (removed for reuse); single, roughly-shaped, thick, perforated, clay 'wedge', semicircular in section, jammed between a pedestal and the kiln-wall

Flue: flue destroyed before record

Site Features and Finds: Kiln 6 lay immediately SE of Kiln 5

Pottery: grey local-type jars (some with loop-handles), wide-mouthed bowls, pie-dishes

Date of Pottery: ?mid/late 2+

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

Source of Information: M J Dolby and P C Buckland

Location of Finds: Doncaster Mus