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 Lewyns Drive

Kiln Number: Kiln 1

Grid Reference: SE61610243


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: cutting sewer trenches for new housing estate; limited salvage and rescue excavation

Excavator/Observer: F K Annable

Date of Record: 1953

Kiln Type: F?5 or 6: probably oval, clay-lined

Kiln Interior: (h): continuous, integral, clay ledge, formed by sharply cutting back kiln-wall; much of interior of kiln-chamber destroyed before record

Oven Floor: none survived in situ (?prefab. clay bars)


Site Features and Finds: pit adjacent to kiln

Pottery: no pottery recovered (much of kiln-chamber and stokehole destroyed before record)

Date of Pottery:

Reference(s): Annable 1960; idem 1954, 403-4

Source of Information:

Location of Finds: Doncaster Mus

Comments: 'fishponds' and adjacent depressions, approx 140 m NNE of kiln, probably represent former clay-pits, serving this and other kilns in Cantley pottery industry