Monument record MCC651 - Roman Pottery kiln (Kiln No 21), Sheepen, Colchester


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


Grid reference TL 98703 25274 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Large pottery kiln of 2nd century date. A great quantity of red coated (terra sigillata) ware recovered in the area was fired in this kiln. It occupied the central position on the north (uphill) side of the kiln enclosure MCC654 and the main flue or stoke-hole was cut horizontally into the hillside. See <1> for detailed description.<2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1963. The Roman Potters Kilns of Colchester. XXI. p.20.
  • <2> Monograph: Hawkes, C.F.C. and Hull, M.R.. 1947. Camulodunum: First Report on the Excavations at Colchester 1930-1939. p.121.

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Oct 14 2016 4:10PM

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