This article appeared in the Autumn 1976 (Issue #45) edition of the Kent Archaeological Review.
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Medieval Tonbridge Examined.
In January 1976, members of the Tonbridge Historical Society Archaeological Group helped with the excavation of a section through the medieval town defences. The U-profiled ditch and clay rampart are thought from documentary sources to have been erected in the thirteenth or early fourteenth century. Excavation has finally disproved the local tradition that a massive stone gatehouse formerly stood at the northern entrance to the town. A report is being prepared, and it is hoped that the results of this and the adjacent 1972 excavations will be published next year.