Anglo-Saxon

A sunken-featured building was discovered to the north-east of the site. Charcoal found in the building gave it a radiocarbon date of AD 430-650. This is backed up by a small amount of pottery from the fifth to seventh centuries which was found in ditches and in a hole made by a fallen tree.
 
A large dump of shellfish found in a ditch may have come from a settlement north of the ditch, but it could also be evidence of feasting on the hillside. Parallels exist: at Cliffs End near Ramsgate, overlooking Pegwell Bay, huge quantities of shellfish were found in pits. The pits had only been dug in places where the sea was visible. The sea is also visible from this ditch at Kingsborough Manor.
 
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