Record Details

NHER Number:3046
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman pottery kiln


Finds of Roman pottery fragments from the late 1940s led to the excavation of an early 2nd century Roman pottery kiln in 1959.

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Grid Reference:TG 0930 1718
Map Sheet:TG01NE

Full description

1949. Casual Find.
Roman pottery was found in a sand pit 200 yards south of Walnut Tree Farm. The sherds were identified as coarse Romano-British pottery (very thin early 2nd century light grey ware) and fired clay.
See sketches (S1).
E. Rose (NLA), 1 October 1990.

1957. Field Observation.
Romano-British pottery an clay bars representing a kiln were observed at Hase's Lane.
See section in file.
Reported in (S3).
E. Rose (NLA), 1 October 1990.

1959. Excavation of Roman pottery kiln.
The pottery kiln previously identified in the side of the old gravel pit was excavatd by D. R. Howlett and C. H. Lewton-Braine. The kiln was a horizontal draft type, later converted to an updraught type by blocking the north end. Pottery finds consisted mostly of small undecorated grey coarseware sherds, but also included at least two large decorated vessels and a mortarium rim sherd. The kiln likely dates to 100-130 AD.
See (S2) and detailed notes in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 1 October 1990.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • BRIQUETAGE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KILN FURNITURE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 01 NE 4 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Lyng [3].
---Monograph: Swan, V. G.. 1984. The Pottery Kilns of Roman Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Monuments Supplementary Series. 5.
---Article in Serial: 1960. Other Archaeological Excavations 1959. Norfolk Research Committee Bulletin. Series 1 No 12 (for 1959) p 2.
---Article in Serial: Clarke, R. R. 1960. Stone Implement Petrology. Norfolk Research Committee Bulletin. Series 1 No 12 (for 1959) pp 2-3.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1957. Sketches of Roman pottery sherds. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Serial: 1959. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1959. No. 6. p 4.
<S3>Serial: 1957. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries. No 4. p 3.

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