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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 86  1971  page 128
Eynsford Castle and its Excavation. 
By S. E. Rigold, M.A., F.S.A., F.R.Hist.S.
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built upon the tiles debris. These (see below, Phase E) must represent an ephemeral attempt to patch the Hall up after the unroofing, and a little of the upper tile debris may well come from the patched-up roof. These remains had no associated pottery and were negligible from the point of display. In general, the original supposition was sustained: the tile-debris represented the end of the last serious medieval occupation and immediately covered the floor levels to be exhibited. There was hardly a single find between the early fourteenth century and the later eighteenth, and, though some levelling of wall-tops was in preparation for the Kennels, most of the accumulation of flint can be ascribed to nearly five centuries of neglect, without much interference from the villagers.
   Controlling sections were cut, where feasible, on the same intersecting lines and the overburden removed as on a 'face'. The designation of the section-lines and the stratigraphical terminology established as work progressed will be used in this report.
   Though the lines form an ad hoc grid, recording below the exhibited level was almost entirely by section-trenches and little was examined in breadth except within the limits of a trench. From short lengths dug at different times, it has been possible to piece together the equivalents of long continuous sections, in some cases right across the enclosure, as shown on Figs. 4 and 5. The disadvantage of piecemeal excavation has been that it has been impossible to compare the strata visually throughout a section, and for practical reasons, it has not always been possible to cut every part of a composite section absolutely on the same line. In one or two cases structural features near, but not on, the line are shown in elevation.
   The sections were called by Greek letters. For short, the whole section will be referred to, e.g. as 'Section a'. Only the section-lines, not the trenches, are marked on Fig. 3. The terminal points, e.g. aI, aII, always lead from west to east or south to north.
   The main west-east sections, shown on Fig. 4, are:
   a, [a]  north of the hall, with θ, just behind the hall
   β, [b]  through the hall and solar undercrofts
   γ,  [g]  through the forebuilding complex
   η, [h]  obliquely, through the gate-tower passage, towards the well.
The main south-north sections, shown on Fig. 5, are:
   δ[d]  through the garderobe and solar undercroft, with δ* showing rather different
         conditions 2 m. east
   ε[e]  through the hall undercroft
   ϕ, [f] south of the hall, spanning the early tower (OT).
Short sections, approximately west-east, shown on Fig. 4, are:
   λ, [l] on the edge of the Great Kitchen exposed by the collapse of the wall.

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