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: Cockerdale Wood, Cold Cam

Kiln Number:

Grid Reference: SE53798158


Parish: OLDSTEAD (1)

Geology: limestone

Situation: steeply sloping valley side

Height above OD: 230 m

Water Supply: springs adjacent

Circumstances of Record: bulldozing for forestry track; surface observation, limited excavation

Excavator/Observer: J W Moore (surface), R H Hayes (excavation)

Date of Record: 1952; 1956-7

Kiln Type: F: probably, small, with clay and stone lining (mostly destroyed)

Kiln Interior: destroyed before record

Oven Floor: no evidence survived for raised oven-floor (interior of kiln destroyed before record)

Flue: stone-lined flue

Site Features and Finds: possible paved floor and pit containing kiln products, and quern nearby; smooth stones (?for burnishing); flint blades

Pottery: orange wares incl. hammer-head and flanged mortaria (approx Gillam 273, 275) with ironstone grlts and cream slip painted onto interior of rim and exterior of vessel, flanged bowls (copying Dr.38); grey gritty lid-seated jars in forms related to Dales/Swanpool tradition; possibly also grey dog-dishes with beaded rim, and S-shaped bowls

Date of Pottery: late 3-4

Reference(s): Hayes 1963, 407-13

Source of Information: OS Records

Location of Finds: Scarborough Mus

Comments: evidence for possible iron-working in vicinity; site lay within complex of earthworks and settlement enclosures