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Corner of cold room of bath building with lead drain pipe set in sandstone slab. The floor, which is skirted with plaster moulding, is also of sandstone.

inturn, and on the crest of the southern inturn the bases of seven post-holes which once held a palisade. More of the roadway was uncovered and outside the northern rampart the end of a ditch. Sections were cut across both inturns down to and into the old land surface, which was sprinkled with charcoal (possibly the result of burning vegetation to make way for the bank). Behind the southern inturn was a quarry pit, filled with silt and tumbled revetting. In the upper part

Inturned entrance of enclosure, showing gate post-holes, in situ revetting stones and traces of metalled roadway.

of the silt were the pieces of at least four different panes of window glass, which had been thrown there as rubbish.

A substantial amount of pottery was found in both levels of the area south of the bath building. There were also more fragments of Roman glass bowls, bottles and window panes. A block of sandstone which had been used partly as a mortal and partly for sharpening metal implements was found with its attendant pestle (a quartzite pebble).

At the end of 1973 Dr D. B Harden, who kindly examined the glass, reconstructed a practically complete pane (c 27 x 23 cm) from fragments found near the west end of the bath building; it is, as far as he knows, the only nearly complete pane of Roman window-glass ever found in this country, and "a piece of prime importance for Romano-British archaeology".

The results so far obtained tend to confirm that Garden Hill was a settlement in which local iron workers lived and from which they worked local furnaces and that towards the end of, if not throughout, its life, the site was itself used for industrial as well as residential purposes. Apart from some collapse, the Roman structures are well preserved. The same is likely to be true of the settlement as a whole, which is under heath and light forest, does not appear to have been ploughed and has never been built over. Garden Hill, therefore, looks ideal for a long-term research project which could add materially to our knowledge of the organisation of iron-working in the Weald during and perhaps before the Roman occupation.

In August 1974 work on the Romano-British structures will be extended north and south to the limits of the settlement and a section cut through the bank and ditch. Details have appeared in the CBA's March calendar.

1 C. F. Tebbutt 'Garden Hill Camp, Hart­

field'. Sussex Archaeological Collections (SAC), CVIII (1970), 39-49. -. Report by C. F. Tebbutt forthcoming in

SAC, CXI (1973).

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