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Castor, Potter's Oven

The site showed development from what was a peasant's house to a small manor. There was little pottery dating before the Norman Conquest, but a Saxon-Norman origin cannot be discounted. The buildings were transformed from a simple  wood-clad shed to a substantial structure on stone footings, probably with cob walls.

The kitchen of the later manor was in stone throughout, with a fireplace set between three ovens - although these proved to be inadequate, and a larger oven was added.


D. Mackreth, Potter's Oven, Castor -  Durobrivae 1, p. 14-16

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