Monument record MCC8421 - South part of Sheepen Farm - site of pre Roman settlement


In 1933 8 kilns were found


Grid reference TL 9865 2528 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

In 1933 8 kilns were found where shown (on Hull's plan, site 106; kilns XV-XXII) four scattered to the west and four in one enclosure to the E, the former of normal round or oval type. The enclosure was unusual in that besides 2 normal kilns (XIX, XXII) it contained a small kiln for colour-coated ware, an oven, apparently for baking bread or drying pots and a large round kiln for firing terra sigillata. These kilns all seem to belong to one firm and period. The latest coin found is one of M.Aurelius. The pottery is of a character of the C2. Every kind of product made including lamps. The enclosure was surrounded by walls of Kentish Ragstone, and c.20ft square. The sigillata kiln ran into the hillside to the N. In the NE corner was Kiln XX, for colour-coated ware, its entrance made of spoiled beakers. In the NW corner was a small round kiln (XXII) which made unguentaria and in the SW lay the remains of a large oblong kiln (XIX) which had been dismantled before kiln XXI went out of use. (see Source 1 for details of the potters stamps. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: Hull, MR. 1958. Roman Colchester. p248-9.

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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