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: Rossington Bridge Farm

Kiln Number: Kiln 1

Grid Reference: SK63389971



Geology: sand with clay nearby

Situation: sloping valley side; spring adjacent

Height above OD: 5 m

Water Supply: R Torne 70 m N

Circumstances of Record: ploughing; limited research excavation

Excavator/Observer: J R Lidster

Date of Record: 1961

Kiln Type: F6: circular, clay-lined, with possible evidence of earlier kiln underlying bottom of chamber

Kiln Interior: (c): rectangular pedestal, extending almost to back wall of chamber (removed, but raised area survived); (j): prominent clay ledges

Oven Floor: radial clay bars, secured with clay (stub-ends only survived)

Flue: short flue cut through solid block of clay (cf. Cantley Estate Kilns (6, 8, 20, 256)), with evidence for repair, using a large clay slab, on one side

Site Features and Finds: stokehole of Kiln 1 overlapped with that of Kiln 2 (following and probably preceded it; several surface concentrations of pottery and fired clay suggest further probable kilns S and W of Kilns 1 and 2; pebble polisher in stokehole; Roman road, with probable bridge over R Torne, N of site

Pottery: Kiln 1 grey wares generally similr to range produced by kilns at Rossington Bridge Pumping Station site, Cantley, on opposite side of R Torne, 250 m NNW; kiln underlying Kiln 1 parisian wares

Date of Pottery: within c. 135-late 2

Reference(s): Doncaster Mus Records

Source of Information: M J Dolby and P C Buckland

Location of Finds: Doncaster Mus

Comments: for other kilns in same general industry see Auckley, Blaxton, Cantley and Doncaster Parishes