Monument record MCC1733 - Roman pottery kiln?, 'Mrs. Reid's Field', Lexden, Colchester


Roman pottery kiln discovered during amateur digging's in 'Mrs Reid's field' in Lexden, recorded in 1958.


Grid reference TL 98710 25086 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


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A probable Roman pottery kiln was discovered during amateur excavations by Mr Calver in 1958 (ECC674). The kiln was evidenced by a large hole which contained pieces of kiln structure with a vitrified surface. He concluded that the kiln had been thoroughly broken up so that no structure remained in position. Pottery finds included under-fired buff-ware of flagons and mortaria. Several examples of 'poor potting' were noted. Finds of grey-ware included some Colchester forms. The majority of the pottery belongs to the late first century and early second century.<1>

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  • <1> Serial: Colchester Archaeological Group. 1958. Vol. I, No. 2 - Colchester Archaeological Group Bulletin. 2. pp.15-16.

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Jan 24 2017 8:05AM

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