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Discredited Kiln Site

The following, formerly claimed as a kiln site, cannot on present evidence be included in the gazetteer:
Worcester Diglis, SP849543; the very large size of the alleged kiln (’15 feet in diameter’) and its association with flue tiles (Binns 1877, 290—92; OS Records) suggests a possible hypocaust; pots from the vicinity appear to have been connected with a cemetery.

Bibliography and Abbreviations

BB: Black-burnished ware (see Glossary).

Binns, R. W. 1877. A Century of Potting in the City of Worcester. London. 2nd ed. 1877.

OS: Ordnance Survey.

Peacock, D. P. S. 1967. Romano-British Pottery Production in the Malvern District of Worcestershire. Trans. Worcestershire Archaeol. Soc. 3rd series 1 (1967), 15-28.

Waters, P. L. 1976. Romano-British Pottery Site at Great Buckman’s Farm. Trans. Worcestershire Archaeol. Soc. 3rd series 5 (1976), 63-72.

Webster, P. V. 1976. Severn Valley Ware: A Preliminary Study. Trans. Bristol Gloucestershire Archaeol. Soc. 94(1976), 18-46.

Webster 00: Severn Valley ware vessel-type numbers in Webster 1976.

WMANL: West Midland Archaeological Newsletter.

WMANS: West Midland Archaeological News Sheet.

Worcester C Mus: Worcester City Museum and Art Gallery,Foregate Street, Worcester.

Worcs ANL: Worcestershire Archaeological Newsletter.