Survey and photographic record of a timber-framed barn within the curtilage of the Grade II listed Oaklands Park Farm.
Evaluation of the area of the proposed boarding house and music school building by N Randall of SCAU revealed sections of intersecting ditches and a small number of pits and postholes. Those features that it was possible to date were of probable 3rd century Roman, and earlier (possibly Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age) origin. Further work is proposed.
Watching brief by N Randall of SCAU revealed a shallow segment of a ditch that could not be dated, but the stratigraphic location suggests it was of some antiquity, and also evidence of the sewage treatment works formerly present on the site.
Watching brief by N Randall of SCAU during ground reduction within an area to the north-west of the Scheduled castle. The excavations for the ground reduction were wholly within made ground comprising building debris probably related to the castle. A magnetometer survey undertaken at the site by D Calow and A Smith of SyAS provided inconclusive results.
Evaluation by S Watson of PCA prior to use of the site as a possible extension to the existing burial ground. A likely Roman ditch and several undated, but possibly associated, postholes were revealed. Late medieval/early post-medieval pottery and ceramic building material were recovered from the subsoil, and a redeposited layer within one of the trenches is presumed to be associated with quarrying activity that map evidence illustrates took place just to the north of the trench.
Evaluation by N Randall of SCAU revealed the foundations of a low-status wall, but no features or finds of archaeological significance.
Evaluation by N Randall of SCAU did not reveal any finds or features of archaeological interest.
Historic building recording by J Bell of the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum of the former dairy to Eastwick Park prior to dismantling and its re-erection at the Museum. The building was constructed in 1806 and consisted of two separate, octagonal brick-built buildings, one slightly larger than the other – the larger building being the dairy and the smaller a scalding house – connected by an open covered walkway. Following the dismantling, a deposit of bones was revealed during an exploratory excavation beneath the flagstone floor of the dairy.
Watching brief by F Howell of TVAS did not reveal any finds or features of archaeological interest.
Evaluation by H MacQuarrie of AOC did not reveal any finds of features of archaeological interest.