TR3358 : Detail of stonework

taken 15 years ago, near to Sandwich, Kent, Great Britain

Detail of stonework
Detail of stonework
The very black slivers of flint embedded in the mortar work of this building LinkExternal link caught my eye. They are quite decorative and also sharp, I wonder if they protect the stonework from erosion.
I gather this is called galletting or garnetting.
Galleting (or galletting or garnetting) is the practice of inserting small pieces of hard stone (such as ironstone or flint, depending on the region) into the mortar of a wall, generally to protect and strengthen the mortar, but sometimes for decorative effect.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 April, 2003   (more nearby)
Saturday, 10 February, 2007
Housing > Housing   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3336 5818 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.4970N 1:20.6639E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3336 5818
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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