Titsey Park, Oxted

Watching brief by A Macintosh of CAT (Canterbury Archaeological Trust) revealed a single, broad ditch of possible Roman date. During these works, the exposed walls and sunken area within Room O of the nearby Roman villa were protected by covering with inert sand, a geotextile membrane and topsoil, to a total depth of 0.5m.

Old Town House, Church Road, Lingfield

Building reappraisal by Martin Higgins of SCC for TDC. The timber-framed range closest to the church is of two storeys with integral attics, originally with jetties to the road and churchyard. The roof is both clasped side purlin (gables) and butt purlin (central). A gable facing the church has pendants under the projecting wall plates and an ornate, ovolo moulded oriel window. The attic has a blocked ovolo window facing the church. The timber-framed range, of suggested 1575–90 date, did not stand alone as it has no staircase.

Gatehouse Farm, Eastbourne Road, Horne

Building appraisal by M Higgins of SCC. Three phases of construction were identified: a two-bay parlour range with crown-post roof, originally jettied to the front and right and perhaps of mid/late 15th century date, and associated with a lost hall house. The second phase, probably dated to the late 15th century, comprised a three-bay open hall range, two bays of which were originally open to the roof, with gabled crown strut and unusual roof trusses with double side purlins.

Anchor Cottages, Eastbourne Road, Blindley Heath

Evaluation by G Webster of ASE revealed six ditches, two pits, and an irregular deposit. One of the ditches contained medieval pottery, another Late Iron Age pottery, which was considered to be residual; all the features and the irregular deposit contained slag, which suggests the presence of a medieval metalworking site in the vicinity. A subsequent strip, map and sample identified three phases of activity on the site. The earliest evidence dates from the Late Iron Age/early Roman period, with linear features representing a field system and a potential routeway.

Godstone to Tonbridge oil pipeline

Watching brief by L McCaig and D Britchfield of WA revealed three linear ditches that formed a possible enclosure and later droveway, and were located close to a group of postholes on two parallel north–south alignments. The postholes indicate the presence of a structure and contained 13th–14th century pottery. Any potential medieval settlement to which the structure relates exists outside the confines of the development area. Elsewhere an isolated and undated pit and a ditch were revealed.


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