Monument record MCC648 - Roman Pottery Kiln (Kiln 18), Sheepen, Colchester


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


Grid reference TL 98670 25276 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

The lower part only of a long, pear-shaped kiln was excavated at Sheepen. It had been ploughed until only 6" of the wall remained, which was about 8" thick and made of clay. The overall dimensions were 12ft by 6ft 6"; the central support 4ft long; the stoke hole 15" wide. There were places where the inner face, which was, vitrified to a glassy grey colour, had been patched with handfuls of clay plastered into hollows where the surface had fallen away. Here no pottery was found which could be said to be associated with the kiln.<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. p.17.

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Oct 14 2016 4:03PM

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