Watching brief by W Weller of SCAU. No features of archaeological significance were revealed. Small quantities of modern pottery and ceramic building material suggested 20th century disturbance across the area.
Watching brief by D and A Graham of SyAS on tree clearance work. No finds or features of archaeological significance were revealed.
Evaluation by L Capon of AOC. Only post-medieval features, including a former tree pit, a shallow gully and the burial of a small dog, were revealed.
Evaluation by N Shurety of BA, continuing from work undertaken in 2009, revealed a series of walls, drainage and pit features of post-medieval and modern date.
Evaluation by J McNicoll-Norbury of TVAS. A single pit containing medieval pottery and a modern wall were revealed.
Excavation by G Dawkes of ASE. A small quantity of Mesolithic flint was recovered, mostly from later features. The earliest datable features were four pits containing Early Neolithic pottery and flintwork. A scalene point recovered from one of the pits may represent the continued use of Mesolithic technology into the Early Neolithic. Three ditches containing Neolithic flintwork were revealed, although it was considered that these may be residual finds in later prehistoric features.
Fieldwork by T Munnery of SCAU and volunteers from the Wealden Glass Project to locate and record medieval glass furnace sites. No evidence for glass production was found during fieldwalking, and magnetometry survey illustrated only possible agricultural features and some positive anomalies in a fairly random order, but nothing to indicate the location of a furnace or glass production activity.
Evaluation by D Graham of SyAS to examine the D-shaped enclosure revealed by geophysical survey in 2008. The enclosure was found to be of a Late Iron Age date, with significant quantities of pottery recovered. A nearby rectangular enclosure was also investigated, and found to be later, of 2nd century date.
Evaluation by C Champness of OAS (SU 934 376–931 361). The aim of the exercise was to assess the likely impact on archaeological horizons of a programme of seismic testing proposed in the area. Small charges were detonated at the base of 2m deep auger holes to mimic the proposed seismic test, and the area then excavated to examine the damage caused by the explosives. Two excavations revealed that the blast created a crater c 0.6–0.7m in diameter.
Historic building recording and watching brief by K Bower of PCA during the exposure, subsequent partial demolition, and conversion of a Second World War DFW3/28 anti-tank gun emplacement/pillbox. Elements of the original construction of the structure and later re-use as a domestic building were recorded.