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: Tang Hall Beck, Apple Tree Farm

Kiln Number:

Grid Reference: SE632533



Geology: brown/blue clay

Situation: level valley bottom

Height above OD: 10 m

Water Supply: stream immediately adjacent

Circumstances of Record: erosion by stream; field-walking, and brief excavation, dredging of beck; collection of material from spoil heap,

Excavator/Observer: L P Wenham (YEG), L P Wenham and YEG

Date of Record: 1967; 1968

Kiln Type:

Kiln Interior:

Oven Floor:


Site Features and Finds: 1967: pit, in side of stream, containing dark soil, waste tile and much pottery, incl. semi-complete vessels and wasters, suggestive of probable kiln site in vicinity; 1968: large quantity of pottery of homogeneous character, some of it underfired; concentration of tegulae, imbrices, pilae-bricks and pottery approx 400 m SW, at SE62835312, may suggest tlle production nearby

Pottery: orange York 'legionery' wares incl.: 1967: ring-necked flagons (Gillam 4) and frilled tazze with white slip, necked cooking-pots or jars, hemispherical bowls (copying Dr 37), campanulate bowls (?Perrin 13), storage-jars; 1968: heavy flanged bowls or jars, rilled amphorae-like vessels, flanged mortaris (Gillam 239/245)

Date of Pottery: Hadrianic-early Antonine

Reference(s): YAJ 42 (1968) 118; ARTYPS 1967, 17

Source of Information: L P Wenham

Location of Finds: Y Mus,York

Comments: for other features on site see other Apple Tree Farm entries; complex may represent a pottery/ tilery working in the military (legionary) tradition and suppyling fortress at York, 2.7 km SW; for other York 'legionary' ware kilns