Monument details

HER Number:1852/3
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Ashton Medieval Kiln


A medieval potter's kiln was found in the garden of Smithy House, Ashton in October 1933. The excavated revealed an oval kiln with a stoke hole on the south-east side, surrounded by charcoal. The north-east side had slipped down slope towards a stream ditch but the other sides were well preserved. The floor of the kiln was covered with thousands of broken tiles and pot sherds. 30 vessels were reconstructed, mostly jugs and pitchers, but there were some cooking pots and dishes. The pottery dates from the 13th to the 15th century. The site is a Scheduled Monument.


Monument Types

  • POTTERY KILN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POTTERY MANUFACTURING SITE (Pottery, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VILLAGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Conservation Area; Scheduled Monument 1006776: 14th Century Kiln

Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West & Chester Council - Working in Partnership
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