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HER Number MWB3749
Record Type Monument
Name Hamstead Marshall Kilns - General area

Grid Reference SU 410 660
Map Sheet SU46NW
Parish Hamstead Marshall, West Berkshire
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Various kilns mainly in area of gravel pit

Other Statuses and Cross-References

  • Berkshire SMR No. (pre 2000): 01860.00.000
  • National Monuments Record No.: SU 46 NW 5
    SU 4155 6620

Monument Type(s):

Full Description

Defined by pot and various kilns mainly in area of gravel pit, although a magnetometer survey by Professor Aitken indicates other structures to the south and west of the existing gravel workings. One corn-drying oven T-shaped. Pottery kiln, up-draught, double-flue type.

Sources and further reading

---Ditchfield and Page (eds). 1906. Victoria County History (VCH) Berks I 1906. Vol 1. P20. [Monograph / SWB10017]
---Berkshire Archaeological Society. 1962. Berkshire Archaeological Journal 1962 60. 60. In ADS Journals. 10.5284/1000017. P118 in Archaeological Notes from Reading Museum. [Article in serial / SWB10069]
http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/berks_bas_2007/journal.cfm?volume=60 (Accessed 04/12/2014)
---Page and Ditchfield (eds). 1924. Victoria County History (VCH) Berks IV 1924. Vol 4. P179. [Monograph / SWB10281]
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/berks/vol4 (Accessed 24/09/2015)
---Newbury District Field Club. 1875-86. TRANS NEWBURY DISTRICT FIELD CLUB 1875-86 VOL 3. P105. [Article in serial / SWB11187]
---Archaeology Branch of Ordnance Survey & Newbury Museum staff. 1913 onwards. Newbury Museum Archaeology Map XLII NE.. 42NE. 6 inch. [Map / SWB11441]
---1964. The Archaeological News Letter 1964 Vol 7. 7. p235-7 The Excavations of Romano-British Kiln Sites at Hamstead Marshall, Berkshire by D B Connah. [Article in serial / SWB12813]
---Aitken, M J & Weaver, G H. 1962. Archaeometry Vol 5. 5. p3-22. [Article in serial / SWB13086]
---Connah, D B & Davis, W. 1962. Progress Report: Hamstead Marshall, 1962. [Article in serial / SWB13088]
---Lyne, M A B & Jefferies, R S. 1979. Alice Holt/Farnham Roman Pottery Industry. [Article in serial / SWB13089]
---Swan, V. 1984. The Pottery Kilns of Roman Britain. Gazetteer and Fiche 1.215. [Monograph / SWB13090]
https://romankilns.net/about/ (Accessed 31/07/2019)
---Newbury Museum. 1984?. Notes about Hamstead Marshall Kilns excavations. [Unpublished document / SWB13091]
---The Archaeology Society of St Bartholomew's School. 1959-64. Romano-British kiln site at Hamstead Marshall. NEBYM:1980.106 & NEBYM:1994.47. [Excavation archive / SWB13773]
---Connah, D B and Froom, F R. c1950-80. St Bartholomew's School Archaeological Society Photographs - general archive. Not aerial photo. [Photograph / SWB14721]
---1960. The Archaeological News Letter 1960 6 No 12. P285. [Article in serial / SWB7023]
---1962. Berkshire Archaeological Journal COUNCIL REPORT 1962. p1. [Article in serial / SWB9259]
---Rashbrook, Colin. 1983. A Discussion of the Pottery found at Hamstead Marshall, near Newbury, Berkshire. WBC Network. [Unpublished document / SWB9260]
---RCHM(E) EXCAVATIONS INDEX NMR NO OS/SU46NW05. [Unpublished document / SWB9261]

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MWB3754Hamstead Park, Kiln 4 (Monument)
MWB3755Hamstead Park, Kiln 5 (Monument)
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Associated Excavations and Fieldwork

EWB463Romano-British Kiln Site at Hamstead Marshall