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, North Kiln Group Symes Gardens

Kiln Number: Kiln 15

Grid Reference: SE61580239


Parish: DONCASTER (4)

Geology: sand and gravel with pockets of clay

Situation: very gently sloping, slight spur

Height above OD: 12 m

Water Supply: brook(s) in general vicinity

Circumstances of Record: building a housing estate; limited salvage observation

Excavator/Observer: E F Gilmour

Date of Record: 1954

Kiln Type: ?F: clay-lined (mostly destroyed before record)

Kiln Interior: destroyed before record

Oven Floor: destroyed before record


Site Features and Finds: Kiln 15 lay 50 m SW of Kilns 1-3; quern

Pottery: grey wares incl. plain dishes (Giliam 318), local-type heavy wide-mouthed bowls and 'shouldered bowls'; flat-based colanders and indented beakers (no detailed record survives)

Date of Pottery:

Reference(s): Gilmour 1954, 410-11; Cregeen 1957 (pottery not attributed to individual kilns)

Source of Information:

Location of Finds: Doncaster Mus