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 2

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: F: small, oval, clay-lined

Kiln Interior: (c): ?circular, central, clay pedestal (destroyed); ?(h) or ??(j): possible trace of integral ledge near flue, but most of chamber plough-eroded to below level of raised oven-floor

Oven Floor: probably clay bars (none in situ)

Flue: clay-lined flue, plugged with clay during final firing (probably for reduction of kiln-load)

Site Features and Finds: stokehole of Kiln 2 overlapped with that of Kiln 1 and had been preceded by it

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