TR3358 : Detail of stonework

taken 14 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
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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TR3358, 543 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 April, 2003   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 10 February, 2007
Category
Housing > Housing   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3336 5818 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.4970N 1:20.6639E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3336 5818
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