Monument record MCC6974 - Inworth

Summary

Late RB pottery kiln found by HJD Bennett in 1970 and partly excavated by him.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 8829 1811 (198m by 247m) (FCE)
Map sheet TL81NE
Civil Parish MESSING-CUM-INWORTH, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Late RB pottery kiln found by HJD Bennett in 1970 and partly excavated by him. Re-excavated by Rodwell in 1971. Finds in Colchester Museum. <1> <4> Irregular and crudely constructed pottery kiln found built on top of remains of an earlier kiln north-east of Inworth village. The chamber was partly of reused lumps of old kiln walling. There was no evidence for a raised floor, as if the pots had been stacked in the bottom of the kiln. A nearby clay-pit was filled with waste pottery. The products comprised dishes, bowls, and jars of conventional late Roman types, plus some `Romano-Saxon' bossed and dimpled ware. A fragmentary pottery mould, unstratified, took the form of a small male figure. An unusual silver gilt button brooch, paralleled in an early Saxon settlement at Little Wilbraham (Cambs) suggests a C5 date for the kiln. <2> in <1> Other ref: <3>

Site Assessment = Under plough. <1> Accession numbers?

Sources/Archives (5)

  • --- DESC TEXT: Rodwell, Warwick J. 1982. Prod.n and Distrib.n of Pottery and Tile in the Territory of the Trinovantes.
  • <1> MENTION: Rodwell, Warwick J. 1971. SMR.
  • <2> DESC TEXT: Rodwell, Warwick J. 1971. Roman Britain in 1971.
  • <3> RECORD SHEET/FORM: Ordnance Survey. unknown. OS cards. TL81NE24.
  • <4> Artifact: Colchester Museum. unknown. ARTEFACT Col Mus.

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Protected Status/Designation

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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