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: N of Grove Bungalow, Langton Road

Kiln Number: Norton Kiln 8

Grid Reference: SE79547089


Parish: NORTON (1)

Geology: sand and gravel over warp and lacustrine clay

Situation: gently slopping valley side

Height above OD: 25 m

Water Supply: Mill Beck 400 m W, R Derwent 650 m NNW

Circumstances of Record: limited research excavation

Excavator/Observer: R H Hayes and E Whitley

Date of Record: 1949

Kiln Type: F?2 or 4: small, circular, clay-lined, with stones packed behind clay walling, in upper part

Kiln Interior: (j): 2 long slots in kiln-wall, opposite one another and at right-angles to flue-axis (?for seating bars); ??(a) or (b): ?temporary stacking aids as else where at Norton (p 110), or pots

Oven Floor: no raised oven-floor in situ (??bars, as elsewhere at Norton: pp 109-10)

Flue: long flue with clay walls, stone-slab roof and floor, and stone flue-cheeks

Site Features and Finds: stone wall (?later) built over flue-mouth; lump of burnt limestone (?pedestal); further probable kilns (unexcav.), buildings and road SW and NE of site; for further excavated kilns, probably part of same general complex, see Norton 2

Pottery: grey local-type narrow-mouthed jars, dishes, lug-handled cooking-pots, indented beakers (Norton 7,1,4,6), mortaria with reeded rim, and handmade calcite-gritted 'Knapton-type' cooking-pots

Date of Pottery: late 3-early 4

Reference(s): Hayes and Whitley 1950, 41-2; YAJ 37 (1949) 524-5; Robinton 1978, 38, Sites 319-27

Source of Information: R H Hayes (Hutton-le-Hole)

Location of Finds: Malton Mus

Comments: furnace-chamber had been refloored with clay incorporating a quern and stone slabs; site lay within southern part of Norton vicus/industrial settlement, serving Malton fort on opposite bank of river