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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 86  1971  page 159
Eynsford Castle and its Excavation. 
By S. E. Rigold, M.A., F.S.A., F.R.Hist.S.
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   (b)  A true medieval sandy ware, rather soft, with coarsish silvery sand and some chalk, grey core, pink to crimson surfaces; includes a joined-on sagging-base-angle (β [b] west, W101, and in the undercrofts in W, rather than X, contexts).
   (c)  Fine, very thin, brown to grey surfaces, with rouletted ornament: X9 (Fig. 17) (Hall undercroft, under primary floor).
   (d)  Medium to dark grey with chestnut overtones, a little shell: bowls (Fig. 17), Y11, Y12, cruder, thumbed, and a jug (λ [l], all on slope beneath Great Kitchen-Y105). May be from Medway area—similar to later wares from Temple Manor, Strood.
   (e)  Hard, even, light grey; probably East Anglian, in 'Thetford' tradition; wall-sherds from Y, and Z16 (Fig. 17), cooking-pot with sharply recurved rim (μ [m] sealed).
   Sand-tempered Wares from London Area (?). Perhaps related to 'London' glazed wares. Two fabrics, the earlier 'ST c', even sandy texture, dark, almost black and burnished exterior, pink-buff to red lining, occurs in Z and A; the later, ST d, with grey core and smooth pink surfaces inside and out, almost in a slip, in A and B. All are jugs. Z19, with rich red lining and strip ornament, and Z23 (both μ [m], sealed) represent ST c (Fig. 19). B30, B31, B32, with various styles of handle (all sealed B, behind Hall), represent ST d, which might possibly originate in east Kent, though the colour is not like any known Tyler Hill types (Fig. 23).
   East Kent Wares (?). Very little: a few sherds in A, BB and a little more in D seem to come from oxidized Tyler Hill, or similar, jugs (STe).
   Wares intermediate between ST c and Main Series. Grey wares, a shade coarser than usual, with black sand showing up in a generally buffish lining—possibly true Surrey wares, but more likely the predecessors of ST a; called ST /. Z17, Z18, collared jugs (Fig. 17), Z24 neatly stabbed handle (all μ [m], sealed) (Fig. 19).
   Dark Grey Wares with striated Surfaces. SS g, dark grey, slightly shell-gritted wares, resembling SS b, but thin for their relatively rough surfaces, which are marked by very regular latitudinal striations or brushings. This is a well known London-Middlesex feature—it may be a very refined form of scratch-marking. Not numerous, but including two practically complete vessels: A20 (Fig. 17), small cooking-pot, and B12 (Fig. 18), large cooking-pot with thumb-strips and advanced rim profile, approaching those normal in D. Both well sealed.
   Very hard Grey Wares. Perhaps just over-fired examples of ST a or ST b, but more probably intentional and non-local. Jug-sherds of a fused, ringing quality, core and interior grey, exterior often mauvish. Not numerous, but found in A, B, BB (not the result of secondary firing).

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