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: E of the Green

Kiln Number:

Grid Reference: NZ21041570

County: COUNTY DURHAM

Parish: PIERCEBRIDGE (1)

Geology: gravel, sand and clay

Situation: level valley bottom

Height above OD: 60 m

Water Supply: R Tees 120 m S

Circumstances of Record: large-scale advance rescue excavation

Excavator/Observer: P R Scott and S Large

Date of Record: 1980

Kiln Type: F7: circular, clay-lined, deeply-set

Kiln Interior: no evidence for under-floor supportive structure

Oven Floor: clay vent-holed floor, possibly embodying withies wrapped around with clay, which were fired in situ and subsequently overplastered with clay and vented

Flue: short clay-lined flue

Site Features and Finds: kiln lay under roadway immediately outside E gate of later fort and probably related to supply of earlier (unlocated) fort; Dere Street Roman road 200 m E

Pottery: orange stamped mortaria, ring-necked and pinch-necked flagons, carinated bowls with fiat rims, rustic ware, and rouletted bowls imitating samian forms (Dr. 29,37)

Date of Pottery: Trajanic

Reference(s): Britannia 11 (1980) 327-8

Source of Information: P R Scott

Location of Finds: P R Scott (excavator: pending publication)

Comments: oven-floor not in situ but dismantled and back-filled into kiln-chamber