Information for record number MWA301:
Site of Roman Pottery Kilns at Tuttle Hill Quarries

Summary The site of several Roman pottery kilns used in the manufacture of pottery. The site is located 200m south of Windmill Hill Quarry.
What Is It?  
Type: Pottery Kiln, Kiln
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Nuneaton and Bedworth
District: Nuneaton and Bedworth, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 34 93
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Haverfield located 19th century finds of Roman pottery kilns in Caldecote quarry, at about this grid reference. The Ordnance Survey also located the kilns at about this point. Swan has tentatively followed the location given by the Ordnance Survey. It is actually apparent from the earliest accounts that the kilns were found some 2km to the north-west (see MWA2789).
2 Noted, giving this location for 'first kilns at Hartshill: producing coarsewares and mortaria', finds 1881-7. However, see MWA2789 for information about the locational inaccuracy of this particular site.
4 This site has been recorded as a separate site in national gazetteers of Roman pottery kilns.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Descriptive Text
Author/originator: Booth P M
Date: 1989
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Source No: 4
Source Type: Internet Data
Title: The Pottery Kilns of Roman Britain
Author/originator: Vivien G Swan & Andrew Peachey
Date: 2014
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Monograph
Title: The Pottery Kilns of Roman Britain
Author/originator: Vivien G Swan
Date: 1984
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Roman Mancetter (notes and site gazetteer)
Author/originator: Scott K?
Date: 1983?
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period Roman About 43 AD to 409 AD (the 1st century AD to the 5th century AD)

The Roman period comes after the Iron Age and before the Saxon period.

The Roman period in Britain began in 43 AD when a Roman commander called Aulus Plautius invaded the south coast, near Kent. There were a series of skirmishes with the native Britons, who were defeated. In the months that followed, more Roman troops arrived and slowly moved westwards and northwards.
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monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument WINDMILL * A tower-like structure of wood or brick with a wooden cap and sails which are driven around by the wind producing power to work the internal machinery. Use with product type where known. back
monument KILN * A furnace or oven for burning, baking or drying. Use specific type where known. back
monument POTTERY KILN * A structure, composed of oven and hovel, used for the firing of pottery ware. back
monument QUARRY * An excavation from which stone for building and other functions, is obtained by cutting, blasting, etc. back

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