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: Cantley Estate, East Kiln Group St Peter's School grounds, N of Acacia Road

Kiln Number: Kiln 35 (Phase 2)

Grid Reference: SE61840188


Parish: DONCASTER (3)

Geology: sand and gravel with pockets of clay

Situation: very gently sloping valley side

Height above OD: 11 m

Water Supply: brook(s) in general vicinity

Circumstances of Record: digging holes for school boundary fence; limited salvage and rescue excavation

Excavator/Observer: J R Lidster

Date of Record: 1959

Kiln Type: F5 or 6: kiln-chamber lining reused from previous phase

Kiln Interior: (c): 2 new, long, rectangular, parallel, clay pedestals, similar to those of previous phase but set closer together

Oven Floor: probably prefab. clay bars (none in situ)

Flue: long, clay-lined flue (flue of previous phase reused, widened and lengthened by approx 1 m, but off-centre from original alignment)

Site Features and Finds: all phases of Kiln 35 probably pre-dated adjacent Kiln 36; pit at 47 Acacia Road possibly associated with Kilns 35 and 36; geophysical survey in 1962 suggested 2 further kilns approx 50 m E (unexcav.)

Pottery: grey local-type double-handled jars; dishes (Gillam 318), cooking-pots (some with lattice-decoration) and flanged bowls copying BB types; local-type wide-mouthed bowls, flat-based colanders with reeded rim (material not yet fully processed)

Date of Pottery: late 3-4

Reference(s): Buckland et al. idem 1980 (selected details only); Doncaster Mus Records

Source of Information: M J Dolby and P C Buckland

Location of Finds: Doncaster Mus

Comments: original site records contain inconsistencies, and present difficulties in interpretation of the structure of Kiln 35, in its 3 phases, and in its relationship to Kiln 36