Eachtra Journal

ISSN 2009-2237

Kiln and field system at Harristown Little, Co. Wexford (00E0417)

December, 2009 · Written by: Eachtra Print This Page This entry is part 19 of 30 in the Issue 04

Archaeological Excavation Report

Kiln and field system

The Harristown Little kiln appeared to be a typical key-hole shaped kiln. Two similar kilns were excavated as part of this project, both in Bricketstown townland (licence nos. 00E0476 and 00E0626). The radiocarbon date from this kiln (cal AD 1460-1660) was very close to the date of use at Bricketstown 00E0476 (cal AD 1450-1650). Channels were cut into the bases of both the Bricketstown kilns and these acted as wind tunnels which distributed air evenly through the kiln as it was burning but these were not present at Harristown Little.

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