Record Details

NHER Number:9116
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman pottery kilns, Wymondham College


Two Roman pottery kilns were discovered and excavated in 1958 during construction work at the college. The kilns were mainly producing handled flagons from about AD75 to AD100. A third kiln was excavated in 1962 by the students of the college, and more Roman pottery and kiln waste was recovered.

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Grid Reference:TM 0739 9834
Map Sheet:TM09NE

Full description

3 June 1958.
Trench revealed Roman pottery and traces of 2 kilns.
Manufacture of handled flagons at Wymondham College.

Investigated 5 June 1958.
Samian F35/36.

July 14th to 17th 1958.
2 kilns excavated and 3rd revealed by NCM. Operating AD 75 to 100.
Chief product handled flagons in buff-pink ware.
Excavated by D.R. Howlett for NCM.
See (S1) and (S2).

1962. July.
Excavations of pottery kiln III by R.A. Bawden and boys of Wymondham College.
Produced buff-ware flagons, bowls, 1 fragment of mortarium; clay furniture from kiln.
See (S3) and (S4).
(S5) by R.R. Clarke.

Material and references not checked.
R.R. Clarke's grid reference corrected in 1984 by W.F. Milligan (NCM) from modern maps.
E. Rose (NCM).

See file for details.

Monument Types

  • POTTERY KILN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • KILN WASTE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: 1959. Other Archaeological Excavations 1958. Norfolk Research Committee Bulletin. Series 1 No 11 (for 1958) pp 1-2. pp 1-2.
---Serial: 1963. Wymondham College Magazine.. p 66.
---Photograph: NCM. 1962. M.2160 - M.2170.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Morley [2].
---Monograph: Swan, V. G.. 1984. The Pottery Kilns of Roman Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Monuments Supplementary Series. 5.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1958. [Articles on the two kilns excavated in 1958].
<S2>Article in Serial: 1959. [unknown]. Journal of Roman Studies. Vol XLIX, p 123. p 123.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1962. Students get 'on the spot' archaeology. 27 July.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Evening News. 1962. 'On the spot' archaeology for students. 26 July.
<S5>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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