Caton & Quernmore

Industry, Milestone, Possible Settlement, Pottery Kiln and Tile Kiln

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. SD523622

RIB2272 - Milestone of Hadrian

For the Emperor Caesar Trajan Hadrian Augustus, pontifex maximus, with tribunician power, thrice consul, father of his country, from L(...) 4 miles.
IMP CAES
TR HADRIANO
AVG P M T P
COS III P P
L M P IIII
Hadrian, A.D. 119-138 (cos iii).

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.

References for Caton & Quernmore

  • Britannia II (1971) p.254.

Roman Roads near Caton & Quernmore

NE (8) to Calacvm (Burrow in Lonsdale, Lancashire) SW (4) to Lancaster (Lancaster, Lancashire)