Roman kiln

Description of this historic site

Documentary evidence from the 18th century suggests that this is the possible site of a pottery kiln of Roman date. The site is located in the area of Hartshill.

Notes about this historic site

1 In 1773 a cottage inclosed a large tumulus (see PRN 251). On cutting down into the tumulus at a level little below that of the surrounding ground was a brick pavement, with a hole at each corner. In 1777 a stone axe (see PRN 6096) was found during ploughing and Bartlett observed more burnt stone here in 1777.
2 The brick pavement was probably a solid clay-vent holed raised oven floor of an RB pottery kiln. The so-called tumulus may have been a waster heap.

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