Watching brief by W Weller of SCAU, a continuation of works begun in 2010. No finds or features of archaeological significance were revealed.
Evaluation by R Lambert of SCAU revealed a post- medieval boundary ditch that was also visible on historic maps of the area, and a small quantity of worked flint of mixed Mesolithic-Bronze Age dates.
Evaluation by N Randall of SCAU revealed no finds or features of archaeological interest.
Evaluation and watching brief by D and A Graham of SyAS. Little evidence for domestic occupation of the site prior to the 18th century was revealed, although geophysical survey showed an anomaly that might represent the line of the medieval former town ditch. However, examination of this possibility was beyond the scope of the investigation. Contractors' footings elsewhere on the site provided evidence that suggested some areas had been extensively terraced.
Watching brief by D and A Graham of SyAS. Evidence was noted that suggested the existing southern brick boundary wall of the site was built over, and followed the alignment of, a medieval ditch that probably marked the line of the original burgage plot, although evidence for a 15th-16th century structure across the feature suggested that the boundary was not a continuous survival, but had been reinstated at a later date.
Watching brief by D Graham of SyAS. The foundation trenches were filled with concrete prior to the site visit and little evidence of archaeological significance was revealed.
Watching brief by D and A Graham of SyAS. Evidence for extensive terracing of the site in a period pre-dating the construction of the existing building (which dates to c1729) was noted. No evidence for any earlier activity was present.
Watching brief by A Graham of SyAS. Two possible quarry pits of likely 18th/19th century date were revealed.
Watching brief by N Randall of SCAU during geotechnical works. The exercise was limited and no features of archaeological significance were encountered, although the recovery of a small number of possible Neolithic flints was suggestive of activity of this period in the area.
Soil stripping, mapping and sampling by J Warrender of KAP, a continuation of archaeological monitoring that commenced in 2010. A single pit containing no dating evidence, but characteristic of a modern, probably 20th century feature, was revealed.