Information for record number MWA3858:
Site of Roman Pottery Kiln 500m north-west of Kenilworth Farm

Summary The site of a pottery kiln which was in use during the Roman period. It lies 400m north-west of Kenilworth Farm in Mancetter parish.
What Is It?  
Type: Pottery Kiln, Pit, Ditch, Kiln
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Mancetter
District: North Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 33 96
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 A box of sherds from a recent land drainage trench north of Watling Street was sent to Warwick Museum. This includes a small kiln group and kiln structure.
3 The kiln debris came from a pit and the excavator also recorded a possible 4th century gravel surface and a ditch running north to south.
4 Noted; find by K. Scott in 1980. Possible ribbon development; 3rd century pottery and kiln debris.
5 The Roman pottery kiln is recorded within an update of the national gazetteer for the monument type. The details of the kiln could not be examined in the confines of the groundwork observed.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: Roman pottery kiln, Mancetter.
Author/originator: Scott K
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Source No: 5
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: 2
Source Type: Map
Title: Map
Author/originator: Scott K
Date: 1980
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Source No: 4
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Roman Mancetter (notes and site gazetteer)
Author/originator: Scott K?
Date: 1983?
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Unpublished document
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 KILN * A furnace or oven for burning, baking or drying. Use specific type where known. back
monument PIT * A hole or cavity in the ground, either natural or the result of excavation. Use more specific type where known. back
monument POTTERY KILN * A structure, composed of oven and hovel, used for the firing of pottery ware. back
monument MUSEUM * A building, group of buildings or space within a building, where objects of value such as works of art, antiquities, scientific specimens, or other artefacts are housed and displayed. back
monument TRENCH * An excavation used as a means of concealment, protection or both. back
monument DITCH * A long and narrow hollow or trench dug in the ground, often used to carry water though it may be dry for much of the year. back
monument STRUCTURE * A construction of unknown function, either extant or implied by archaeological evidence. If known, use more specific type. back
monument FARM * A tract of land, often including a farmhouse and ancillary buildings, used for the purpose of cultivation and the rearing of livestock, etc. Use more specific type where known. back

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