Excavations (centred TQ 063 630) by G Hayman of SCAU, for Ready Mixed Concrete (UK) Ltd, followed earlier evaluation. The work confirmed the presence of Iron Age and Roman settlement; some medieval features were also identified. (314) Evaluation by M Dover of SCAU of Phase 4 of this mineral extraction site (centred TQ 057 635) revealed two areas with some archaeological interest. Both produced gullies or ditches containing prehistoric, probably Bronze Age, pottery. Other features were of post-medieval date. Finds recovered include an obliquely blunted point microlith. (321)
Evaluation and subsequent excavation by J Robertson of SCAU, for Countryside Commercial, of this redevelopment site. Evidence for prehistoric activity was recovered in the form of struck and burnt flint and a probably Bronze Age pot sherd. A sherd of grass-tempered Saxon pottery was also recovered. Well preserved stratigraphy indicated occupation in the vicinity from the late 13th century onwards, possibly associated with the medieval suburb of Styvynton, previously only known about from documents.
Evaluation of this redevelopment site was carried out by D Hopkinson of AOC, for Countryside Commercial. A series of ditches of mid 10th to mid 12th century date were revealed and a quantity of 13th to 15th century material was recovered, indicating that occupation of these dates lies in the vicinity.
Evaluation by J Robertson of SCAU, for RMC Aggregates (UK) Ltd, in advance of mineral extraction. Although no features of archaeological interest were revealed, a number of stray finds indicate activity relating to the prehistoric, Roman, possibly Saxon, and medieval periods. A watching brief was subsequently maintained on stripping of the first phase for extraction and a pit and possible post hole were recorded. Both features contained a mix of finds ranging from struck flints, through Saxon grass-tempered pottery to medieval and post-medieval pottery. (321
Evaluation and a subsequent watching brief were carried out by R Poulton of SCAU, for P&O Developments, on part of the redevelopment of this hospital site. Evidence was revealed for formal gardens and structures presumed to relate to the precursor of the present, mid 18th century, Botleys Mansion, and also for 17th to 18th century brick making. (314)
Report by W Goddard on the original water supply to the Sanatorium, built 1871-84. An artesian well supplied the water storage tank in the water tower, which provided the hydraulic pressure for hot and cold water services around the hospital complex. Over the years, a series of artesian wells had to be sunk as silting affected the earlier ones. During redevelopment of the hospital site one of these former wells was revealed. J Mills reported that a further water reservoir was a below ground tank, also revealed during the recent works. (SIHG 98)
Evaluation by J Robertson of SCAU, for Castle Hill Estate, in advance of the construction of new leisure facilities revealed no features or finds of archaeological interest, although the site had been disturbed to some extent previously. (314)
A watching brief on the excavation of geotechnical testpits, by D Hawkins of CgMs, for Fairview New Homes, revealed no features or finds of archaeological interest
Evaluation by J Robertson of SCAU, for the Hunter Price Partnership, of the site of the replacement to Flutters Hill House, and a proposed service run adjacent to the scheduled barrow north-west of the house. The trial trenching revealed no archaeological activity except for one struck flint flake, and three possible features. No artefacts were recovered from the features, which may be natural. A subsequent watching brief revealed no further features or finds. (321)
Evaluation by J Lovell of Wessex, for Frogmore Developments Ltd, revealed a truncated ditch of probably mid to late Iron Age date, and a second, undated ditch. A number of residual flints of Neolithic to Bronze Age date were also recovered.