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HER Number:MDV1219
Name:Roman Pottery from Cadbury Castle


Roman pottery assemblage found at Cadbury Castle


Grid Reference:SS 913 052
Map Sheet:SS90NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCadbury
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCADBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS90NW/9/6

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Fox, A., 1952, Roman objects from Cadbury Castle, 112 (Article in Serial). SDV340586.

Cadbury Castle pottery.
Find Number 1: Dish with curved side, hard pale grey clay which has lost its surface; see Find Number 3.
Find Number 2: Rim of bowl, similar ware to Find Number no 1.
Find Number 3: Dish similar to Find Number 1. These shallow dishes or saucers are a common roman type from the 2nd century on. Compare Roman Exeter Find Numbers 48-49.
Find Number 4: Storage jar rim, grey gritty ware. Storage jars occur in Exeter in deposits of the late 2nd century, but in different ware. Compare Roman Exeter Find Number 62.
Find Number 5: Pie-dish with down-bent rim, hard dark grey clay. See Find Number 8.
Find Number 6: Cooking pot with sharply everted (Cavetto) rim, dark grey clay with black polished surface. This type occurs in Exeter and elsewhere in deposits dating from 180-220 AD. And onwards. See Roman Exeter Find Number 56.
Find Number 7: Cooking pot, similar ware, decorated with a band of diagonal striations on the body. The straight side indicates a 2nd century or later date.
Find Number 8: Pie-dish, similar ware to Find Number 5. Common in Exeter from 2nd century onwards. See Roman Exeter Find Numbers 42-46.
Four bases and 17 other fragments are in the collection which could all belong to the eight vessels listed above. One piece of coarse grey ware probably from the storage jar has a shallow cordon. Other details: Figure 4.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340586Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1952. Roman objects from Cadbury Castle. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 84. A5 Hardback. 112.

Associated Monuments

MDV1213Part of: Cadbury Castle (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV2563 - POT (I to Unknown - 43 AD)
  • FDV1230 - POT (Roman to V - 43 AD to 410 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 30 2013 11:35AM