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 3

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: building housing estate: limited rescue excavation

Excavator/Observer: F K Annable

Date of Record: 1953

Kiln Type: F??3 or ??5: circular, clay-lined, with marks suggestive of use of pot-base to smooth walls of chamber

Kiln Interior: (c): 2 long, rectangular, central, clay pedestals, parallel to flue-axis; no evidence for internal ledge

Oven Floor: no associated evidence for raised oven-floor, but bars and/or wedges could possibly have been jammed between pedestals and kiln wall, without need for a ledge

Flue: thick flue of clay with capping of 2 flat stones, added separately and partly overplastered with clay

Site Features and Finds: top of flue-arch lay above probable level of raised oven-floor; evidence for subsidence of kiln-structure in course of use

Pottery: grey local-type burnished jars (some with handles), wide-mouthed bowls, dishes, lid-seated jars, cooking-pots with linear rustication, bowls decorated with grooves and cordons copying samian form Dr. 37

Date of Pottery: ?mid-late 2

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