Monument record MCC646 - Roman Pottery kiln (Kiln 16), Sheepen, Colchester


Roman pottery kiln at Sheepen, recorded during excavations between 1930-39.


Grid reference Centred TL 9864 2525 (0m by 1m)
Map sheet TL92NE


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The much damaged remains of a pottery kiln were recorded near other 2nd century kilns (on the eastern edge of ditch 1b). The structure was a much lighter and inferior construction to the other kilns in the area. The clay walls were eked out here and there with pieces of tile, and in one place a large thick tile placed on edge, formed all there was of the wall, having no clay behind it. Possibly this had been a repair. The lower part of the central support remained in position. The remains of pottery found included only one base of local red-glazed ware, no colour-coated or buff, but a large amount of grey ware, chiefly of f268; there were also numbers of ff 37, 277 (over fired) and large 246.<1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Hawkes, C.F.C. and Hull, M.R.. 1947. Camulodunum: First Report on the Excavations at Colchester 1930-1939. p.121.
  • <2> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1963. The Roman Potters Kilns of Colchester. XXI. pp.15-16.

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Oct 14 2016 4:10PM

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