7th century iron plough unearthed in Kent, England

Published on April 8th, 2011 | by Admin


Part of an Anglo-Saxon iron plough from the 7th century has been found in Kent, England.

Dr Gabor Thomas and his team have found a 7th Century iron plough coulter during excavations at Lyminge, Kent.

A coulter is a vertical soil slicer mounted like a knife to cut through the soil ahead of a plough share to improve the plough’s efficiency.

The coulter, one of the defining features of a ‘heavy plough’, transformed the landscape of England.

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