Roman building tools and fittings
Rare survivals in Canterbury include
- a unique Roman spade, made of oak-wood edged with iron, excavated from waterlogged ground at Pound Lane, Canterbury, near the River Stour
- a carpenter’s square, made from sheet bronze cut to shape and used by a joiner or furniture maker
- a mason’s trowel, made of iron and virtually identical to ones used by the archaeologists who excavated it
- iron chisels
- iron fastenings and nails, made by blacksmiths and used for fixing timber in buildings
- a hinge from Canterbury’s Roman Riding Gate.
A hinge from Canterbury's Roman Riding Gate.