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 Birch Road

Kiln Number: Kiln 8

Grid Reference: SE61780179


Parish: DONCASTER (3)

Geology: sand and gravel with pockets of clay

Situation: very gently sloping valley side

Height above OD: 11 m

Water Supply: brook(s) in general vicinity

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

Excavator/Observer: F K Annable

Date of Record: 1953

Kiln Type: F75 or 6: circular, clay-lined (partly destroyed before record)

Kiln Interior: (j): probably 4 clay niches recessed into kiln-wall, one at each cardinal point of the kiln-chamber (2 only survived, one immediately above flue and one at 90° to its axis); interior damaged and disturbed before record and no evidence of pedestal survived

Oven Floor: ?bars (none survived, but interior of kiln damaged and disturbed before record)

Flue: long flue, roofed with a large stone and cut through huge clay buttress-like block, added separately to front of kiln (cf. Kilns 25; 6, 20); flue floored with pebbles set in clay

Site Features and Finds: kiln had been sited in probable stokehole of earlier adjacent kiln (demolished in Roman period); pit nearby; Kiln 8 lay approx 25 m WSW of Kiln 24

Pottery: grey local-type jars, wide-mouthed bowls, pie-dishes, lid-seated jars, cooking-pots with linear rustication; flanged mortaria incl. one stamped by potter Virrinus

Date of Pottery: mid-late 2

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

Source of Information:

Location of Finds: Doncaster Mus