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: Jamie's Crags Quarry, Crambeck

Kiln Number: Kiln B

Grid Reference: SE73376700


Parish: WELBURN (3)

Geology: sand over limestone, with clay pockets

Situation: sloping valley side

Height above OD: 60 m

Water Supply: springs, nearby, R Derwent 400 m E

Circumstances of Record: limited research excavation

Excavator/Observer: P Corder

Date of Record: 1926-7

Kiln Type: D?2: probably; small, circular, floored and walled with clay; probably set at Roman ground level

Kiln Interior: no internal support

Oven Floor: no evidence for permanent raised oven-floor

Flue: long flue, widening towards kiln-chamber, walled with stones set in clay, and floored with clay

Site Features and Finds: Kiln B shared stokehole with adjacent Kiln A

Pottery: Kilns A-C: gray flanged bowls and dishes (Gillam 231, 315), plain dishes (Gillam 320, 333); buff hammer-head mortaria; grey handled cooking-pots and large bowls; bowls imitating samian form Dr. 38, painted 'parchment' wares, beakers, jugs and flagons; Huntcliffe-type cooking-pots possibly also manufactured within Crambeck complex

Date of Pottery: second half of 4 (possibly last 3)

Reference(s): Corder 1928

Source of Information:

Location of Finds: Maltion Mus (excavated material and casual finds subsequently salvaged from quarry by workmen etc.)

Comments: alleged fragments of vent-hole platofrm (Corder 1928, fig. 16) looks more like a clay superstructre, as vent-hole is small and not properlly formed; Corder assumed clay vent-holed raised oven-floor in Kilns A--D, but good evidence appears to be lacking, and 'broken kiln supports, roughly mad e clay tiles and bricks', together with finds from quarry face in 1950s--60s, may imply portable furniture (p. 111: F697)