Caton & Quernmore
Industry, Milestone, Possible Settlement, Pottery Kiln and Tile Kiln
RIB2272 - Milestone of Hadrian
AVG P M T P
COS III P P
L M P IIII
The inscription shown above is from a Roman milestone found on the line of the road between Lancaster and Burrow-in-Lonsdale, 4 miles from Calunium and about 8 miles from Calacum, at the point where the road crossed the Artle Beck, a small tributary stream of the River Lune.
SD523622 – A Romano-British pottery kiln and a separate tile kiln have been discovered at Quernmore (SD5261) a short distance to the south of Caton. This stone-built kiln was uncovered in 1970 just south of Lythe Brow to the north of Quernmore, measuring 3 x 3½ feet (0.9 x 1.1 m), the kiln was apparently never never fired. A number of pottery kilns were uncovered here in the 18th century, along with items and fragments of pottery dating to the period 80-150AD. There is another pottery kiln at Low Pleasant to the south of Quernmore (at SD521592), which was excavated during the early-20th century.
References for Caton & Quernmore
Britannia II (1971) p.254.Britannia II (1971) p.254. Britannia II (1971) p.254.Britannia II (1971) p.254.