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Discredited Kiln Site

The following, formerly claimed as a kiln site, cannot on present evidence be included in the gazetteer:
Hamworthy Carter’s Tile-works, Holes Bay (area centred SZ002904); briquettage, kiln-furniture, a ‘pottery-kiln’ and other ovens have now been shown to have related to salt-boiling (RCHM Dorset 2 (1970), 603-4, with full references). Material excavated in 1974 from an adjacent site (SZ 003906) and initially thought to indicate pottery production (AE 1974, 42) is now also considered to have been connected possibly with salting activity (inf. G. Dowdell).

Bibliography and Abbreviations

AE: Archaeological Excavations (Dept. of the Environment: HMSO).

BB1: Black-burnished ware, Category 1 (see Glossary).

BM: The British Museum, Bloomsbury, London.

Calkin, J. B. 1935. An Early Romano-British Kiln at Corfe Mullen, Dorset. Antiq. J. 15 (1935), 42-55.

Christchurch Mus: The Red House Museum and Art Gallery, Christchurch, Hants.

DC Mus, Dorchester: Dorset County Museum, Dorchester.

Farrar, R. A. H. 1968. A late Roman black-burnished Pottery Industry in Dorset and its affinities. Proc. Dorset Natur. Hist. Archaeol. Soc. 90 (1968), 174-80.

Farrar, R. A. H. 1973. The lost Roman Pottery Site at Bagber, Milton Abbas. Proc. Dorset Natur. Hist. Archaeol. Soc. 95 (1973), 93-6.

Farrar, R. A. H. 1975. Interim Report on Excavations at the Romano-British Potteries at Redcliff near Wareham. Proc. Dorset Natur. Hist. Archaeol. Soc. 97 (1975), 49-51.

Farrar, R. A. H. 1977. A Romano-British black-burnished Ware Industry at Ower in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset. In Dore, J. and Greene, K. (eds.). Roman Pottery Studies in Britain and Beyond.Papers presented to John Gillam, July 1977. BAR Suppl. Series 30 (1977). Oxford.

Gillam 00: Vessel-type numbers in Gillam, J. P. 1970. Types of Roman Coarse Pottery Vessels in Northern Britain. 3rd ed. Newcastle upon Tyne.

PDNHAS: Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society.

Poole Mus: Guildhall Museum, Market Street, Poole.

RCHM, Dorset 2: Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England). An Inventory of Historical Monuments in the County of Dorset: Vol. II part 3: South-East. HMSO 1970.