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 5

Grid Reference: SE79767097


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: F2 or 4: small, circular, clay-lined, barrel-shaped, deeply set

Kiln Interior: (a): broken end of kiln-'support' in kiln-chamber (not in situ)

Oven Floor: no evidence for raised oven-floor

Flue: stone-lined flue (mostly destroyed before record)

Site Features and Finds: fragmentary kiln (Kiln 5a) cut by Kiln 5; probable stokehole of another kiln adjacent; paved ?building to NE; clay plates with and without straw impressions

Pottery: plain dog-dishes with chamfer (some relatively deep or with internal groove), plain bead-rimmed dishes (Gillam 311), bowls with incipient flange (Gillam 226/7), narrow-mouthed jars with frilled cordon on neck, jars with shoulder-grooves (with or without looped handles), S-shaped bowls, bowls with fine comb-stamped decoration, all in grey ware

Date of Pottery: early-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)

Comments: ditch and paved floor with querns (?workshops) N of Kilns 5 and 5a