Archaeology

The Pottery Field

The Pottery Field

Discovery of local industry.

In Wickham Field, off Pilgrim’s Way West, the Otford & District Historical and Archaeological Group discovered fifty-seven circular pits of burnt earth and ashes. Initially, they surmised that they were a whole series of rubbish pits as many contained fragments (shards) of pottery, burnt clay and ash. 

Later examination showed these pits, in fact, to be kiln sites in which this early form of Patch Grove ware had been fired. By chance the group had uncovered a local industrial site which appears, according to the many coins found on site, to have operated from the 1st to the 4th century AD. 

 

The Bronze Age Mount

Their memory lives on

The Bronze Age Mount

Iron-Age Hill Fort

A great hill-fort overlooking the valley

Iron-Age Hill Fort

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The Romano British Cemetery

The Roman way of death

The Romano British Cemetery

Progress Villa

Unearthing a Roman farm

Progress Villa

The Pottery Field

Discvery of local industry

The Pottery Field

The Palace & Becket's Well

A palace and a holy well

The Palace & Becket's Well

Church Field Villa

One of the earliest British centres of Christian worship

Church Field Villa

The Bronze Age Mount

Their memory lives on

The Bronze Age Mount

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The Romano British Cemetery

The Roman way of death

The Romano British Cemetry

Progress Villa

Unearthing a Roman farm

Progress Villa

Pottery Field

Discvery of local industry

Pottery Field

The Palace & Becket's Well

A palace and a holy well

The Palace & Becket's Well

Church Field Villa

One of the earliest British centres of Christian worship

Church Field Villa