Monument record MCC647 - Roman Pottery kiln (Kiln 17), Sheepen, Colchester


Roman 2nd century pottery kiln at Sheepen, recorded during excavations between 1930-39.


Grid reference TL 98668 25264 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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2nd century Roman pottery kiln No 17, Sheepen. This was a twin kiln, a large kiln of well known type, bottle shaped in plan, with a central rib supporting the clay floor on arched flues of hand-puddled clay, it had a smaller kiln of the same type built against the west side. These were the only kilns found with the oven floor preserved.<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.16-17.

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Oct 14 2016 4:03PM

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