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: Howe Road, Model Farm Estate

Kiln Number: Kiln 4

Grid Reference: SE79777096


Parish: NORTON (2)

Geology: sand and gravel over warp and lacustrine clay

Situation: gently slopping valley side

Height above OD: 25 m

Water Supply: stream 550 m NW, R Derwent 700 m NW

Circumstances of Record: building housing estate; limited salvage excavation

Excavator/Observer: R H Hayes and E Whitley

Date of Record: 1948-9

Kiln Type: F3 or 4: small, oval, clay-lined, bowl-shaped

Kiln Interior: (a): banana-shaped prop in kiln chamber, but not in situ

Oven Floor: no evidence found for raised oven-floor

Flue: long, clay-lined flue with stone-slab roof

Site Features and Finds: clay plates: ditch or pit containing wasters, and clay-lined pit adjacent

Pottery: plain dog-dishes with chamfer, bead-rimmed bowls and dishes (Gillam 311), flanged bowls (Gillam 227/228), narrow-mouthed jars, cooking-pots with looped handles and shoulder-grooves, all in grey ware

Date of Pottery: c. ?mid 3

Reference(s): Hayes and Whitley 1950; Robinson 1978, 38-9, Sites 330-53

Source of Information:

Location of Finds: Malton Mus; Y Mus, York; Lincoln CC mus (pottery-type series)