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Quern stone

Made of pudding stone with a distinctive rough texture this Quern Stone was used between the 2nd and 3rd century to mill grain.


Two circular stones were used together in a pair, the bottom one with a flat edge. A wooden handle was inserted in the central hole and rotated to produce ground meal.

Hall Place, Bexley

Hall Place & Gardens,
Bourne Road,


The Romans invaded in 43AD and stayed until the early 5th century. They changed the face of Britain introducing new food and drink, clothes, religion, traditions and architecture. Evidence of this has been unearthed across Bexley. The main Roman road from London to kent passed through Bexley. This ancient road known later as Watling Street ran through Welling, Bexleyheath and Crayford.

Curriculum Links

  • KS1: Local History, Everyday Materials
  • KS2: Local History, Roman Empire, Cooking and Nutrition, Materials and their Properties
  • KS3: Local History, Cooking and Nutrition



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