Record Details

NHER Number:8679
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman pottery kiln (Kiln 2) and finds

Summary

In 1965 a Roman pottery kiln and pottery sherds were found during the laying of pipes. In 1991 four Roman coins were found at the site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 5153 1221
Map Sheet:TG51SW
Parish:CAISTER ON SEA, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

1965. While digging trench for pipe laying, pottery kiln found.
Folded beaker, sherds and kiln debris. Late 2nd century and early 3rd century.
Known as Kiln 2. About 320m (350yds) north of Grange Farm.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

November 1986. Footings excavated for a rearward extension of 13 Weston Drive, which ought to be a little west of the site of kiln 2.
Brown soil over natural sand; no finds, no structures.
A. Gregory (NAU), 18 November 1986.

13 Weston Rise (not Drive) is in fact southeast of the site of the kiln (at about TG 5154 1221).
D. Gurney (NAU), 28 January 1988.

1991. Four coins found in garden of 15 Weston Rise.
See coin list in file.
Identified by E. B. Green (NCM), July 1991.
W. Milligan (NCM), 18 July 1991.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • COIN (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: 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. Caister by Yarmouth.
---Monograph: Swan, V. G.. 1984. The Pottery Kilns of Roman Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Monuments Supplementary Series. 5.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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