Ongoing research excavation by P Harp of Plateau where significant quantities of worked flint, together with some prehistoric pottery, are still being found.
Watching brief carried out by L Howes during the reconstruction of the Hermitage. Evidence for the foundations of the original 18th century Hermitage were revealed, and preserved in situ.
Excavation by NEHHAS of a Second World War anti-tank ditch. The discovery of a Roman road was also claimed, although the evidence is unconvincing
Ongoing research excavation by P Harp of Plateau continued to recover later prehistoric artefacts. In the 2003 season, approximately 100 pieces of struck flint and ten sherds of late prehistoric pottery were recovered from just beneath the plough-soil. An additional test pit was excavated as part of the Time Team `Big Dig’; finds consisted mainly of Bronze Age struck flint, one sherd of Bronze Age pottery, one rim sherd of Late Roman pottery and three fragments of medieval roof tile
Research excavation by P Harp of Plateau. Approximately 200 Lower or Middle Palaeolithic pieces of struck flint were recovered, mainly from what was interpreted as the disturbed boundary zone between Clay-with-Flints and a loessic deposit under the plough-soil. A quantity of post-glacial lithics was also recovered. In addition to the note in 2003 (SyAC 90, 353), it should be reported that one of the surface finds was a Levallois core.
Excavation by NEHHAS adjacent to the course of a Second World War anti-tank ditch. No report or details of the results have been submitted.