409 Parminter, Y, 'The Coarse Pottery', in Allen, D,
'Excavations at Bierton 1979', Records of Buckinghamshire
28, 1986, (1-120), 57, 59-68.
exc/rrs,vil/late Iron Age & mid 1st - mid 4th
bb2/ncg/lcg/hgg/shg/flg (late I.A.)/lnm/nvm/oxm/vrm/hft/mf/
As the Roman fabric descriptions are on fiche this report is
difficult to use. It contains a good section on the 'Belgic'
material. Absence of securely stratified Roman contexts.
Location: County Museum, Aylesbury
of Roman Pottery Studies
Vol 4, 1991 pages 86-87
Pauline Marney, & (*) R P Symonds &
693 Cauvain, P & 5, 'Pottery', in Stainton, B
& Stanley, C, 'A Romano-British Pottery Kiln at
Springwood, Gerrards Cross', Records of Buckinghamshire, Vol.
29, 1987, (160-169), 162-169.
The kiln was well preserved bet unfortunately all of the pots
694 Hawkins, A & Dalwood, H, 'Salvage Excavations
of a Roman Enclosure at the Watermead Roundabout, Buckingham
Road, near Aylesbury', Records of Buckinghamshire, Vol
30, 1988, (161-164), 161-163.
*695 Marney, P T, Roman and Belgic Pottery from
Excavations in Milton Keynes 1972-82, Buckinghamshire
Archaeol Soc Mon Ser, no. 2, 1989. Includes 'Fabric 2 'Soft
Pink Grogged Ware Thin-Section Analysis", by R Tomber,
67-9; 'Thin Section Analysis Report: The Sand Tempered
Wares', by R Rattray, 83-6; 'Thin-section Analysis of the
Products of the Caldecotte Kiln I', by J R Timby, 98-100;
'Mortarium Fabrics', by K Hartley, 132-136; and 'VI The
Samian Ware', by H Pengelly, 146-168.
Pauline Marney writes, "Unfortunately the pottery had to be
published separately from the excavation sites".
R P Symonds writes: In the terseness of the above
statement the author of this excellent volume shows her
characteristic modesty, but does little to indicate the
importance of the work, which should come to be regarded as a
'classic' report of its kind, from one of Britain's
smaller regional units. While some would argue that such a
report should not have been separated from the publication(s) of
the sites from which the pottery is derived, it must also be
said that the quality and depth of the pottery research in this
volume would undoubtedly have been more difficult to appreciate
had it been submerged in a series of other reports, and it is
difficult to see how the more regionally-oriented study of
fabrics and forms which appears here could justifiably have been
added piecemeal to a series of site reports.
The report opens with the
presentation of some 17 pottery groups, ranging from the
early-mid 1st century to the ?late
||4th-early 5th, which
"form the basis of the report". The catalogues and
illustrations for each of these groups are accompanied by
detailed discussion sections and pie-charts showing the
proportions of the fabric types present, with percentages (of
sherd count) listed below. Thereafter follows a detailed
'Discussion of the Fabrics', the heart of the report, which
is essentially a form type series presented within fabric
groups, with a great deal more useful argument and pertinent
questioning of the nature of the material than normally is
allowed to appear in modem pottery reports. Particular interest
is paid to the products of the Caldecotte kilns I and II, the
latter of which seems to have been one of the more important
sources of local sand-tempered reduced and oxidised wares.
(There is also an interesting table of rim-diameters of the
products of the latter kiln). All of the various imported wares
are also discussed in some depth, none more so than the samian,
which merits no fewer than thirteen tables. The detailed fabric
descriptions are relegated to a substantial appendix: this seems
an elegant solution to what is invariably the most boring part
of such a report, since we can be grateful that they were not
relegated altogether into microfiche. This is a well-organised,
well-produced and highly significant report.
696 Parminter, Y, 'Pottery', in Neal, D
S. 'Excavations at Magiovinium, Buckinghamshire, 1978-80',
Records of Buckinghamshire, Vol 29, 1987, (1-124),
of Roman Pottery Studies
Vol 5, 1992 page 130