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Discredited Kiln Sites

The following, formerly claimed as kiln sites, cannot on present evidence be included in the gazetteer:
Haslemere Beech Road, SU90753363; the ‘paving of flat stones …arranged to resemble a huge shallow saucer about six feet across …filled with a great quantity of fine sand and charcoal … and …fragments of pottery … in all probability it was the spot where the cinerary pots were baked’, labelled as ‘kiln’ on Swanton 1906, fig on 36, possibly represents the site of a usurium (pyre) belonging to the adjacent Romano-British cremation cemetery; it is structurally unlike any kiln in the region and there is no record of associated wasters (PSAL 2 ser. 21 (1906), 219-28, fig.2; Swanton 1906, 36-7; Homes 1949, 7).

Tatsfield Moorhouse sand pit, Clacket Lane, TQ42705385; now virtually certain to be medieval with medieval kilns on the same site (D. and J. Bird, pers. comm.)

Bibliography and Abbreviations

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Bird, J. 2007. Discussion of the Roman pottery found before 1995. In Poulton, R. Farley Heath Roman temple. Surrey Archaeol. Collect. 93 (2007), 78-84.

BM, London: the British Museum, Bloomsbury, London.

Clark, A. J. 1949. The Fourth-century Romano-British Pottery Kilns at Overwey, Tolford. Surrey Archaeol. Collect. 51 (1940), 29-56.

Falkner, H. 1907. Discovery of Ancient Pottery near Farnham in 1906. Surrey Archaeol. Collect. 20 (1907), 228-32.

Farnham Mus: The Farnham Museum, Wilmer House, 38 West Street, Farnham.

Fry, L. G. (ed.) 1932. Oxted, Limpsfield and Neighbourhood. Oxted.

Gardner, E. 1912. Some prehistoric and Saxon antiquities found in the neighbourhood of Weybridge. Surrey Archaeol. Collect. 25 (1912), 129-35.

Goodchild, R. G. 1938. Martin Tupper and Farley Heath. Surrey Archaeol. Collect. 46 (1938), 10-25.

Gose 00: Pottery-type numbers in Gose, E. 1950. Gef�sstypen der R�mischen Keramik im Rheinland, Bonner Jahrb�ch, Beiheft 1, Kevelaer.

Holmes, J. M. 1949. Romano-British Cemeteries at Haslemere and Charterhouse. Surrey Archaeol. Collect. (1949), 1-28.

Lasham, F. 1895. Camps, Earthworks, Tumuli etc., in West Surrey.Surrey Archaeol. Collect. 12 (1895).

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Lowther, A. W. G. 1955. Report on the Excavation of 1946-7 of a Roman Site at Farnham, Surrey. Surrey Archaeol. Collect. 54 (1955), 46-57.

Lowther and Goodchild 1943. Lowther, A. W. G. and Goodchild, R. G. Excavations at Farley Heath, Albury, during 1939.Surrey Archaeol. Collect. 48 (1943), 31-40.

Lyne and Jefferis 1979. Lyne, M. A. B. and jefferies, R. S. The Alice Holt/Farnham Roman Pottery Industry. C.B.A. Res. Rept. 30 (1979). London.

OS: Ordnance Survey.

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SA London: The Library of the Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London.

Swanton, E. W. 1906. Note on a late Keltic Burial Ground recently discovered at Haslemere.Surrey Archaeol. Collect. 19 (1906) 33-8.

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Wade, A. G. 1928. The Roman kilns of Farnham, Surrey. Antiq. J. 8, 48-53.