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     Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. 73 - 1959 page 216
                    Researches and Discoveries in Kent continued

   The majority of the pottery louvers from southern England are large dome- or beehive-shaped structures, widest at the base, and about 15-20 in. in diameter and about the same height. The apertures are either circular, triangular or rectangular, and the shapes may occur singly or together on the same louver. On some louvers the openings are provided with rims or flanges projecting from the side to act as baffle plates. Examples of this type are from Stonar and New Romney in Kent, The More, Herts.,1 Warrington, Warwicks, and Bristol. On other louvers the openings are simply cut out of the side, and the structure is given a more formal appearance by applied cordons and strips, which divide the surface into stages and panels. The Bexley louvers are good examples of this sub-type.
All the material obtained during this excavation is retained by the present owner of Cray House, Mr. N. P. Knight.
                                                              P. J. Tester.
                                                              J. E. L. Caiger

   At the Darent valley church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Shoreham, a rare opportunity for archaeological research beneath the floor of the nave and south aisle recently arose while work was in progress on the laying of paving stones. 

An investigation was carried out by the writer, with help from the Vicar and Mr. R. Booker, between December, 1956, and September, 1957, and was followed by a further series of small excavations round the base of the tower by the writer in September, 1958. The object was to remove some of the doubts which existed as to the medieval stages of development of the fabric. Brief architectural notes on this church by our member, Mr. F. C. Elliston-Erwood, F.S.A., appeared, together with a plan,in Arch. Cant., LXV (1952) and in more than one respect the recent discoveries testify to the soundness of conclusions which he expressed as conjectural at the time.
   The most important outcome of the investigation was that footings of walls of the Norman chancel were brought to light. This was a small rectangular structure and, as the accompanying diagram will show, its lay-out was as indicated on Mr. Elliston-Erwood’s plan except that the site was some six feet further east. The footings revealed were those of a short stretch of the east and the full length of the north chancel walls, with the adjoining east wall of the Norman nave from its northern extremity to the respond of the chancel arch.
   1  Arch. Journ., CXV, forthcoming.
   It should be noted that the scale on the plan in Arch. Cant., LXV, was unfortunately misprinted to read in stages up to 30 feet instead of 50 feet.

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