Potsherd: Atlas of Roman Pottery

Huntcliff ware

A distinctive variety of hand made, black or dark brown. calcite-gritted pottery limited to a range of distinctive forms, manufactured in East Yorkshire. A distinctive thick-walled cooking pot with a heavy curved rim, often with a groove on the inside of the lip, was extremely common across northern England, during the later 4th century.

National Roman Fabric Reference Collection
(Dore & Tomber 1998, Museum of London Archaeology Service Monograph 2)
  • Fabric code: HUN CG (Huntcliff Calcite-gritted ware, p.201).
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The pottery kilns of Roman Britain (Swan 1984)
Kilns producing this ware are located at:
  • Norton (Yorks-Eriding)
  • Scampston (Yorks-Eriding)
Further details of these sites are available through the link above, and are summarized and mapped here.
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