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