Monument record MCC433 - Early medieval pottery kiln, Middleborough, Colchester
|Grid reference||TL 99358 25549 (point)|
|1848 Parish||ST PETER|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
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During excavations at Middleborough in 1979 (ECC335), a small, early medieval pottery kiln was discovered (F349). The kiln was one of nine probable (7 certain) kilns of this date from the site (MCC430-MCC432, MCC434-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. The kiln was the largest of the group and the most intensely burnt. It also yielded the most pottery. The kiln cut the stokehole of MCC434 and may have been a replacement for it.<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 F349.
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Record last edited
Oct 19 2016 9:41AM