Evaluation by C Edwards of AOC revealed recent made-ground, a buried garden soil and natural gravels, but no finds or features of archaeological significance.
AOC (Archaeology) Group
Evaluation by P Kehoe of AOC within a car park north of the studios produced no finds or features of archaeological significance.
Evaluation by P Kehoe of AOC across the north of the site revealed the area to be truncated by modern services with no archaeological finds or features present.
Watching brief by O Batchelor of AOC on five test pits revealed modern truncation associated with the construction of the former house.
Evaluation by J Winfer of AOC revealed features of modern date. No significant earlier archaeological remains were encountered.
Evaluation by P Mason for AOC revealed deposits of alluvium sealed by modern rubble suggestive of horizontal truncation. Samples retrieved from a borehole survey did not contain sufficient organic material to permit palaeo-environmental reconstruction.
Evaluation by L Capon and R Ives of AOC revealed burials that had no surviving above-ground grave memorials. The burials could not be dated although the main phase of cemetery use was from 1843 to 1896 with some continued use of family graves up to 1968.
Watching brief by C Clarke of AOC revealed evidence of a robbed-out wall foundation running parallel to Bell Street. Although no dating evidence was present the location corresponds to the suggested location of the former priory buildings. A gravel path, garden features and a modern culvert were also recorded.
An evaluation was carried out by Les Capon of AOC on behalf of Mr S Smith. No significant archaeological features or deposits were revealed. The natural consisted of sand gravels