Evaluation by I Hogg of ASE revealed no finds or features of archaeological interest
Evaluation by G Webster of ASE. Two possible features were recorded, although they were likely to be geological in origin. Tiny unstratified fragments of Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age pottery and medieval tile were the only artefactual material recovered.
Evaluation by J Hirst of ASE revealed five undated features: three pits, a posthole and a ditch. Evidence of levelling was recorded in the eastern part of the site and extensive truncation was recorded in the northern part of the site.
A watching brief by T Vieira of ASE during ground reductions for a sand school revealed significant areas of ground disturbance and no finds or features of archaeological interest. Much of the construction required raising the ground levels so it is possible that archaeological remains could survive in areas beyond the monitored reduction.
A planned evaluation by J Cook of ASE found the site to have been largely excavated to its planned formation level by the developer without archaeological monitoring. A basic archaeological record was undertaken within the stripped areas to identify possible archaeological finds or features. The truncated natural reddish-brown Clay-with-Flints, was observed in the sections to be overlain by layers of made-ground, garden soil and topsoil. The deposits are likely to be of post-medieval date and relate to the construction of the demolished houses that formerly occupied the site.
Evaluation by G Sheehan of ASE revealed that the central and southern part of the site had been subject to moderate truncation resulting from the construction of the pavilion and associated car park. A small, probably modern pit survived within that area but no other finds or features of archaeological interest were recorded.
Evaluation by S Stevens of ASE revealed no finds or features of archaeological interest.
Evaluation by C Carvey of ASE revealed no archaeological finds or features. A thick, slightly organic buried former topsoil suggests that the site was probably previously part of the nearby heathland, although no preserved organics were encountered.
Second phase of evaluation, by H Nicholls and J Cook of ASE following an initial evaluation in 2015 (SyAC 100, 287). No archaeological finds or features were revealed as a sequence of contaminated modern made-ground deposits, directly overlying truncated natural geology, was present across this area of the site.
Evaluation by I Hogg of ASE revealed a series of north-east/south-west aligned Roman ditches, one of which had an associated fence line running along the ditch bottom. This feature probably dates to the 1st century AD and stratigraphic evidence suggests that there was at least one, and possibly two, additional phases of similarly aligned boundary ditches at the site. A modest assemblage of finds suggest that the ditches may have been associated with a nearby settlement and one pit produced a fairly large quantity of hammerscale, indicative of smithing activity in the area.