The Medieval Kiln
This fine example lay well hidden under the Memorial Hall for many a year.
Now exposed enough to view through a new window in the side of the hall, it is accessible for all to see.
To find the kiln go to the left side of the hall and through the fine sculpted entrance and follow the footpath. You will find information boards explaining all about the kiln and its use.
A really good time to view the kiln is during the morning as the window is less likely to be reflecting any bright sunlight at this time.
Dated to some 500 years ago, the kiln really does give you an idea of how different Newport must have been all those years ago.
The Medieval Kiln Amenities:
- "The most remarkably well preserved medieval pottery kiln in the UK" (conservation report commissioned by Cadw)
- Limited Car Parking - may be easier to park in the Town car park and visit the kiln on foot.
- There is full Disabled Access to the kiln.
- Lawned picnic area to the rear of the hall.
Accommodation near The Medieval Kiln:
From the Long Street car park turn right up Long Street and continue up the hill until you get the Post Office on your right. Turn right again and keep walking passing the sign and turning for Parrog. About 30 seconds after the turning for the Parrog you should be in front of the Memorial Hall - the kiln is situated to the left hand side.