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 7

Grid Reference: SE61800182


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 rescue and salvage excavation

Excavator/Observer: F K Annable

Date of Record: 1953

Kiln Type: F5 or 6: pear-shaped, lined with clay built up in large coils (partially demolished in Roman period)

Kiln Interior: (c): 2 long, rectangular, central, parallel, clay pedestals, aligned on flue-axis (one ripped out on abandonment of kiln ?for reuse elsewhere); ??(h): ?integral clay ledge (not in situ: kiln destroyed to below level of raised oven-floor)

Oven Floor: clay bars, tapering and square-ended, with rectangular or square section; one slightly curved (none in situ)

Flue: clay-lined flue, sloping downwards to stokehole

Site Features and Finds: large stokehole with small pit near flue-mouth; ditch and pits nearby incl. one 'stepped' near top; birch and oak charcoal; quern fragment in stokehole

Pottery: reeded hammer-head mortaria, bowls imitating samian forms (Dr. 31, 36, 38), pie-dishes and flanged bowls copying BB types (Gillam 228), large local-type bowls and barrel-shaped jars, some with loop-handles

Date of Pottery: probably first half of 4

Reference(s): Annable 1950; idem 1954, 405

Source of Information:

Location of Finds: Doncaster Mus