Watching brief by A Stevenson of AOC following a 2001 evaluation. Despite the proximity of Frowsbury Mound - a large barrow of probable Neolithic or Bronze Age date - no finds or features of interest were revealed.
AOC (Archaeology) Group
Historic building recording by S Lilley of AOC prior to conversion. The structure was recorded and assessed as dating to the mid-17th century, although the presence of a medieval down brace suggests re-use of materials from an earlier structure. Evidence for a substantial fire within the structure at some point in its history was also catalogued.
Evaluation by C Clarke of AOC indicated that the archaeological horizons in those areas tested had in the main avoided groundworks associated with the modern development of the site, but the evaluation did not identify any deposits of significance, with a small shallow pit of post-medieval date being the only feature revealed.
Evaluation by I Hogg of AOC revealed one definite and one possible ditch, which may have been part of a field system, and a posthole of probable post-medieval or modern date, but no dating evidence for any of the features.
Soil stripping, mapping and sampling by T Collie of AOC did not reveal any finds or features of archaeological interest.
Evaluation by P Harris of AOC prior to the construction of a noise abatement bund did not reveal any finds or features of archaeological interest.
Evaluation by C Pole of AOC revealed evidence of extensive truncation, but some features of interest survived. A series of postholes may represent a boundary dating to the use of the site by Brooklands Farm until Brooklands House was constructed in c1860. Two brick foundations are likely to be the footings for greenhouses erected when Brooklands House was built.
Watching brief by C Clarke of AOC during engineering investigations inside and outside the building revealed made-ground from the construction of the church in 1913, but no finds or features of archaeological interest.
Evaluation by D Eddisford of AOC revealed no finds or features pre-dating the 19th century. Extensive evidence of horizontal truncation was noted across the site, probably as a result of sand extraction.
Evaluation by P Guarino of AOC revealed some evidence of modern disturbance but no finds or features of archaeological interest.