Excavation of Roman Glass Furnace at Mancetter

Description of this historic site

The site of a glass works dating to the Roman period. The site was situated 450m north west of Crab Tree Farm, Mancetter.

Notes about this historic site

1 1964: A Roman glass-making furnace was discovered but not fully excavated.
2 Clay-lined, 65 cm by 53 cm and 25 cm deep. It had been cut into an earlier feature. The process carried out is not yet clear, though solidified glass on its side and many associated fragments of glass vessel show that it was involved in glass-production. The excavation was not completed.
3 1969: The glass furnace was found to have been relined four times. Much cuttle and some warped glass was associated.

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