Ashford Park Primary School, Station Crescent, Ashford

Watching brief by A Hood of FA revealed several possible ditches/gullies and two small undated pits or tree-throw holes. The majority of the ditches were on a north-west, south-east/north-east, south-west co-axial alignment, suggesting that they represent the remains of a former ditched field system. There was a general paucity of artefactual material from the ditches, although a single sherd of porcelain pottery from one of the fills could indicate that they date to the later medieval or post-medieval period. Two small sherds of possible Bronze Age pottery were recovered from a subsoil layer.

Kempton Park, Sunbury

Watching brief of geotechnical works by A Turner of PCA revealed substantial ground disturbance probably caused by gravel extraction in the 1970s. Eight pits contained demolition rubble, some of which might have originated from Hyde House, a 17th century house that formerly occupied part of the site, although it is more likely that it represents material dumped in areas of gravel extraction. Three pits displayed deep deposits of natural brickearth, although their depth and the friable nature of the underlying gravel suggest that they too were redeposited after extraction.

Home Farm Quarry, Shepperton Road/Laleham Road, Shepperton

Excavation by K Welsh of OA. A small hengiform monument, of probable Late Neolithic date, was the earliest feature revealed. Parts of a Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age field system were also recorded, with evidence for repeated modifications suggesting the relative longevity of the system. The hengiform monument appears to have been incorporated into the field system, rather than being overlain by it, indicating that it was still visible at this time. Evidence for settlement activity contemporary with the field system was also recorded.


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