Monument record MCC1822 - Roman pottery Kiln (Kiln 32), Endsleigh Court Road, Colchester


Roman pottery kiln (Kiln 32) observed during construction of Endsleigh Court Road in 1959.


Grid reference TL 98198 25158 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


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Remains of a Roman pottery kiln discovered during the construction of Endsleigh Court Road and the Sussex Road housing estate in 1959. The kiln was one of a number of pits described variously as both a simple pit and a complete kiln which was dug by a number of 'amateurs' including a Mr M.J. Campen. The pottery recovered from this pit and from several points along the north-south arm of Endsleigh Court Road included Barbotine Ware, Mortaria, Grey wares, Cooking pots, jars and Face-urns. Most of the material was late and it was potters waste, a large proportion of it being under-fired. There were also fragments of vitrified kiln-wall.<1>

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  • <1> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1963. The Roman Potters Kilns of Colchester. XXI. p.168.

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Dec 12 2016 10:43AM

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