Monument record MCC1228 - Roman pottery kiln (Kiln 36), Oaks Drive, Colchester


Roman pottery kiln discovered during excavations at Oaks Drive in 1973 (CAT Kiln 36).


Grid reference TL 98896 25118 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


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Full Description

During excavations at Oaks Drive in 1973 a Roman pottery kiln (Kiln 36) was examined (Colchester Archaeological Trust Kiln C). The kiln was one of three (see also MCC1226 and MCC1227) and seemed to have been operated as a pair with the former (Kiln A). Only the bottom 0.3m of the kiln survived. It was pear-shaped with a single flue, constructed of clay and set into the ground at an indeterminate depth. The kiln had a long clay pedestal attached to the rear wall. A range of products was produced with the only notable exception being Samian ware.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1992. CAR 6: Excavations at Culver Street, the Gilberd School, and other sites in Colchester 1971-85. 6. pp.338-340.

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Oct 12 2016 1:14PM

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