Roman and Medieval Pottery and Tile Production

Introductions to Heritage Assets

An introduction to Roman and medieval pottery and tile production.

The manufacture of pottery is first recorded in this country in the early Neolithic period, starting around 4000 BC. The production of pottery on what can be termed an industrial scale began in this country in the immediate aftermath of the Roman invasion of AD 43. The Romans also introduced the production of clay tile for use in building projects. Several forms of medieval kilns are known, often found in rural sites.

Descriptions of the asset type and its development as well as its associations and a brief chronology are included.


  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Description
  • Chronology
  • Development of the asset type
  • Associations
  • Further reading
  • Where to get advice

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 13
  • Product Code: HEAG228


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