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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 86  1971  page 142
Eynsford Castle and its Excavation. 
By S. F. Rigold, M.A., F.S.A., F.R.Hist.S.
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and still can, hold water at the right level. These considerations and the lack of a berm suggest that water always played a part in the defences, but the moat was never deep and the surroundings are shown as marshy.

   Sources are in brackets. Dimensions not stated where there is a drawing. LMC = London Museum, Medieval Catalogue, London, 1954.

I. Building materials and stone (Fig. 8)
   1. Fragment of hexagonal chimney-cap, with gabled lucarnes containing trefoil-headed vents, around pinnacle, and hole for cramp to next tier; in fine white limestone, more granular than clunch, with close tooling. Some weathering, consistent with fifty years or so of exposure, but no smoke-stains (D, solar undercroft).
   2, 3. Not much loose dressed stone: a rectangular shaft (11x12 cm., 28 cm. long), roughly dressed to a cylinder, has coarse diagonal tooling on the original faces. Nearly all the rest, including chamfered and rebated fragments, is in poor rag or soft greensand with coarse vertical tooling, as on the bar-stopped chamfered jambs of the fireplace in the solar-undercroft; all this must be post-fire, and includes a piece of attached shaft, dia. 13 cm., and a moulded section, with half-round and cavetto, as 2. The bull-nosed section, 3, is in chalk.
   4. Five pieces of fired red clay containing a little shell, pierced with circular channels about 1.8 cm. dia., outer surface flat; too regular in shape and fabric to be mere burnt daub, it suggests a deliberate material for specialized use (Solar undercroft, X, destruction-layer of OT).
   Roman tile: mostly bonding-tile, a little flue- and roof-tile. Many fragments from construction-layers (e.g. east building-trench, section β [b] of Hall; whole tiles (D or over) from collapsed inner arch of gate tower.
   5, 6, 7. Medieval roofing tile (vast amounts from D; small quantities from sealed Z, A, near Great Kitchen, and B; hardly any from BB. This seems to indicate that before the fire most of the Hall complex was not tiled, but that the Kitchen was. The usual red Kentish peg-tiles with two holes, usually without reduced core; at least two varieties: the earlier, 5 (from A and B as well as D), slightly smaller, more distorted, buffer in colour, the holes usually closer together; 6, the majority of those from D, larger, redder, often with two to six regular ridges made by a flattening tool, peg-holes variable but often asymmetrical; a few tiles with orange glaze. Ridge-tiles, 7, uncrested, often with orange, occasionally with olive-green, glaze. One or two hip-tiles.
   8. Piece of whetstone, with grooves both sides, in fine pale-brown sandstone (D).

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