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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 73 - 1959  page liii
            ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31st DECEMBER 1959   Continued

arranged every Thursday evening under the supervision of Dr. Ogilvie; a detailed report will be issued in due course.
   Some excitement was caused by the discovery in Staple church of a Saxon window, until it was realized that it had been discovered over 60 years ago and was described in Archaeologia Cantiana in 1895 (XXI, p. 303). It is not visible from either inside or outside the church—only from the tower which is difficult of access.
   In June the owner of St. Mary-le-Bone Hill, Great Poulders Farm, near Sandwich, notified the Inspectorate of Ancient Monuments that he was about to level the mounds in this field. It had been thought that these might be a ploughed-out motte and bailey, covering perhaps the southern approaches to Richborough Castle. Medieval roof tiles are scattered about. In the event, however, nothing Roman was found. Foundations were found of chalk and pebble, about 30 feet long, and walls (?) 3 foot thick, possibly of a very early church.
   It is worth mentioning that the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch map calls this hill "Marrowbone Hill".

   Mr. P. J. Tester
reports: In the autumn and early winter of 1958, I carried out some exploratory digging with the help of our members Mr. J. E. L. Caiger and Mr. L. C. Dale, at Manor Farm, Ruxley (TQ 485702), in the hope of discovering the foundations of the old house noted by Thorpe in Custumale Roffense as visible in the farmyard at the end of the eighteenth century. Trial holes on the south side of the thirteenth-century church— now used as a barn—revealed no evidence of medieval occupation however. In the field immediately S.W. of the present farmhouse some footings were uncovered, but they

seemed to indicate nothing more than eighteenth-century outbuildings. Part of the area which was no doubt included in the farmyard in Thorpe’s time is now covered by a tennis court, swimming pool and ornamental garden. We concluded that what we were seeking possibly lay beneath these features where excavation was, of course, out of the question.

   Mr. D. T. A. Ponton
reports that following the making of a Building Preservation Order in respect of the 15th-century hall-house, known as 100-102 High Street, Milton, a Purchase Notice was served by the owner. At a local hearing held at the Town Hall, Sittingbourne, on 5th August, 1959, the Society was represented by Mr. D. T. A. Ponton. He stressed the great importance attached to the property on account of the key position which it has in a little-altered part of the Milton High Street and its close proximity to the recently restored court hail. He pointed out that were this property demolished and replaced by a modern shop, as was the wish of the owner, not only would the character of the street be destroyed, but the process of destruction would be continued by the probable disappearance of other neighbouring buildings. That this property is the only hall-house surviving in the Sittingbourne urban district was also enlarged upon.

Tunbridge Wells
   Mr. J. H. Money
sends the following report: Excavations in the Iron Age fort at High Rocks, which took place during the week-ends of August and September and from 10th to 19th September, were devoted to a search

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