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Early Roman pottery kiln Little London
Small circular Early Roman pottery kiln measuring approx 1.8m in diameter and 0.8m deep. Central to the kiln’s firing chamber was a small dividing wall comprised of seven courses of brick. This would have originally supported a series of clay spokes laid from the centre to the edge of the kiln as a floor for the vessels to be placed. A later remodelling involved the replacing of these spokes with reused roof tiles which were found broken within the base of the firing chamber. The roof of the kiln would likely have been domed and made of clay allowing access after the firing proceess was complete. The stokehole of the kiln was opposite the central supporting wall and led to a large working area where the fire was set.