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Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. 55 - 1942 page 62
  A MEDIEVAL POTTERY KILN SITE AT TYLER HILL, NEAR CANTERBURY. 
                         By P. J. Spillett, W. P. D. Stebbing, F.S.A., and G. C. Dunning, F.S.A.  Continued

   16. Elbow handle of light red ware. Another example probably belongs to a rather smaller vessel. Similar handles are known from several sites, and were attached on opposite sides of the rims of cooking pots, as restored in the drawing.1 They were made in imitation of metal cauldrons with angular handles and standing on three tall legs, which in the later medieval period largely replaced pottery vessels for cooking purposes.2

BOWLS.
   17. Deep bowls of grey ware with light red surface. Broad flanged rim with internal beading and stab-marks on upper surface. Decorated with two rows of closely set finger-tip marks round the side. Analogous decoration is not common on bowls, but a close parallel was found at Bungay Castle.3 Similar bowls with flanged rims have been found at Maidstone (Figs. 3, 4-5), but the strap-handles attached to the rim on No. 4 do not appear to be present at Tyler Hill.
   18. Rim of large bowl of orange red ware. Broad flanged rim with small internal beading. The flange has two rows of stab-marks and another row is along the inside wall of the pot.
   19. Shallow bowl of grey ware with light red surface. Dark green glaze covers the inside of the sagging base and 

is splashed up the side. Rim thickened with sloping outer edge and internal beading.
   Two pieces of sagging base from different pots almost certainly belong to bowls. Both have a row of deep finger-tip marks along the base angle. One fragment has dark green glaze on the inside as on No. 19.

BUTTER-POT (?)
   20. Cylindrical vessel of orange red ware. Rim beaded with internal bevel, and rounded cordon or collar 1 1/2 in. below rim. A very similar pot was found on the kiln-site at Rye4 and is described as a butter-pot; the complete form of these vessels is not known.

PIPKIN.
   Pipkins are represented by fragments which include a handle of grey ware with light red surface; it is grooved down the front and the end is folded back as usual on this type. A complete example, provided with three tall legs, was found at Rye,5 and the general development of the type is sketched in Archaeologia, LXXXVIII, 221.
 1 Cf. London Museum Medieval Catalogue (1940), p. 224, fig. 74.
  Ibid., p. 205, pl. LVI.
  Proc. Suffolk Inst. of Arch., XXII, 336, fig. 10.
  4  Sussex Arch. Coll., LXXIV, 59, pl. XI, 1.
  5   Ibid., LXXVII, 117, fig. 3, 5.

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