Post-medieval settlement

There are visible remains of a cottage site close to the western boundary of the common. These comprise of a rectangular structure 10m by 6m constructed using local angular sandstone. The cottage site is a good example for the post-medieval attempt to claim land from the common.

Other features that relate to post-medieval settlement consist of isolated platforms levelled into the natural slope and usually within close proximity to the quarried areas.

Post-medieval industrial features

The majority of these features consist of quarries and hollow ways. The larger areas of quarrying appear within the south and northwest portion of the common. Within the south quarrying is almost entirely concentrated within the area known as White Rocks. Here intensive quarrying has created a manmade re-entrant into the slope of Garway Hill.

The western slope of Garway Hill is littered, primarily with the remains of quarries, but also with the remains of levelled tracks and some platforms undoubtedly connected to industrial activity.

Though the majority of post-medieval evidence points toward stone extraction there is one feature that may indicate woodland management. A possible charcoal burning platform was recorded within the west of the common on the border of Copse Wood within the Kentchurch Estate.

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