KENT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY  -- RESEARCH   Studying and sharing Kent's past      Homepage

     Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. 73 - 1959 page 211
                    Researches and Discoveries in Kent continued

The specimen is made from a very hard grey rock, apparently stained by limonite on patches of the surface. A thin section cut from one edge shows a micaceous aggregate with a little iron ore. The specific gravity of the specimen is 3.02. It has not been possible to match this rock.

CONCLUSIONS
It is disappointing that so little can be said at present as to the exact localities from which these implements originated. The need for further research in this field is very obvious.
   Reginald Smith noted in the B.M. Stone Age Guide (1926) that greenstone and basalt axes are common in the Thames Valley, and it is noteworthy that none of the present examples occurred more than three miles from the south bank of that river.
                                                                     P. J. Tester


Fig. 2. Cray House, Bexley. Medieval Oven and Hearth.


MEDIEVAL DISCOVERIES AT CRAY HOUSE, BEXLEY
   Digging undertaken in a very limited area of the garden of Cray House, as recorded in Arch. Cant., LXXI, xliv, revealed remains of several features of interest which it is the purpose of this note to describe more fully.
   The plan (Fig. 2) shows two fragments of walls composed of broken roof-tiles1 set in clay mortar. These walls may have extended originally
   1 The size of a complete tile is estimated to have been 9½ in. by 6½ in. with a thickness of ½ in. They have tapering peg-holes and closely resemble the plain tiles from Joyden’s Wood illustrated in Arch. Cant., LXXII, p. 28.

Previous Page       Back to Page Listings       Next page 

For details about the advantages of membership of the Kent Archaeological Society   click here

 Back to Contents Page   Back to Arch. Cant. List   Back to Publications On-line  Back to Research Page  To Homepage

  Kent Archaeological Society is a registered charity number 223382
© Kent Archaeological Society August 2004     

This website is constructed by enthusiastic amateurs. Any errors noticed by other researchers will be to gratefully received so
 that we can amend our pages to give as accurate a record as possible. Please send details too research@kentarchaeology.org.uk