Romano-British Corn Drying Oven: An Experiment

Author(s): Peter J. Reynolds; J. K. Langley

Year: 1979


In 1975 during excavations of a multi-period occupation site in Redlands Gravel Quarry, Foxholes Farm, Hertford, four structures commonly known as corn-drying ovens were discovered. All of these structures could be firmly dated to the fourth century A.D. Three were badly damaged but one was found to be almost intact and standing to virtually-the original height of the drying floor at one metre high although the floor itself and superstructure had disappeared. The substructure was in such an excellent state of preservation it was decided to lift it in its entirety and to remove it to Hertford Museum for conservation and display.

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Romano-British Corn Drying Oven: An Experiment. Peter J. Reynolds, J. K. Langley. Archaeology Journal. 136: 27-42. 1979 ( tDAR id: 413888) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8JH3Q14

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