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 St Peter's School grounds, N of Acacia Road

Kiln Number: Kiln 36

Grid Reference: SE61840188


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: digging holes for school boundary fence; limited salvage and rescue excavation

Excavator/Observer: J R Lidster

Date of Record: 1959

Kiln Type: F probably 6: roughly circular, clay-lined

Kiln Interior: (c): single, central, boat-shaped, clay pedestal

Oven Floor: prefab. clay bars, probably secured with clay, with evidence for collapse at black of kiln

Flue: clay-lined flue

Site Features and Finds: part of symmetrically-packed load in situ at back of kiln; possible evidence for 2 earlier, underlying, circular kilns; one (?the earlier) with circular, central pedestal and radial clay bars (records unclear)

Pottery: grey local-type double-handled jars; dishes (Gillam 318) and cooking-pots (some with lattice-decoration) copying BB types; local-type wide-mouthed bowls, flat-based colanders with reeded rim (material not yet fully processed)

Date of Pottery: late 3-4

Reference(s): Buckland et al. 1980 (selected details only); Doncaster Mus Records

Source of Information: M J Dolby and P C Buckland

Location of Finds: Doncaster Mus

Comments: original records contain inconsistencies, and present difficulties in interpretation of structure of Kiln 36, in its various phases, and in its relationship to Kiln 35