Monument record MCC431 - Early medieval pottery kiln, Middleborough, Colchester
|Grid reference||TL 99345 25546 (point)|
|1848 Parish||ST PETER|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (1)
During excavations at Middleborough in 1979 (ECC335), a small, early medieval pottery kiln was discovered (F12). The kiln was one of nine probable (7 certain) kilns of this date from the site (MCC430, MCC432-MCC438) which were producing a low-fired coarse ware with sand tempering. The seven certain kilns produced 86.5kg of pottery (c.7000 sherds).
The kiln was damaged but was identifiable as a single-flue up draught kiln which had a central tongue attached to the rear wall.<1>
CAT Building 74 (MCC423) may be associated with the group of kilns.
(Period 9 UAD drawing.)
- <1> SCC100 Serial: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 3: Excavations at Lion Walk, Balkerne Lane and Middleborough, Colchester, Essex. 3. pp.186-189 & Figs. 172 & 174 F12.
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Record last edited
Oct 19 2016 9:29AM