Section across a building on the Auction Rooms site recorded by D W Williams for HAG. The remains are identified as the rear of a probably early 17th century building backing onto the lip of the castle ditch and demolished and backfilled c1700. Earlier levels may have existed here. (234)
Excavation by D W Williams for HAG following report of BA finds located by metal detector revealed 36 prehistoric sherds of probable LBA date but no features. The original metal finds were a socketed axe and seven pieces of copper cake. A small fragment of a sword blade is said to have come from a spot nearby, and another piece of copper cake from the Park some years ago. (241)
Observation of building works by E Crossland for LDLHS allowed examination of foundations of existing building and recovery of a worked greensand block, probably part of a window surround from the Elizabethan house previously on the site.
Site watching by E Crossland for LDLHS revealed nothing of interest from a site known to have produced a few RB sherds in the past.
Brick shaft and culvert of the former Vanbrugh house recorded by M Curtis for WARG (235). Geophysical survey to locate the former house site accurately also planned.
Excavation by M Curtis for WARG in advance of proposed redevelopment uncovered early post-medieval to 19th century deposits. (235, 239
Site watching by M Curtis for WARG close to Mount Felix failed to produce any further prehistoric or Saxon material.
Small-scale excavation by M Curtis for WARG located flints thought to be Neolithic.
Excavation by M Russell for BSAG continued. The cellar was backfilled and the adjoining area produced walls and robber trenches.
Sixth season of excavation by G H Cole for SHAHT. Two distinct areas were examined. In the first a rectangular well was found and dated to before AD 200; it was severely disturbed by a ditch whose fill was dated cAD 200-250 and by the construction of a cesspit of cAD 1780. The second area produced worked flint dated Mesolithic/Neolithic and a barbed and tanged arrowhead. Late Iron Age pottery was found and part of a late 1st or early 2nd century AD Romanised building indicated by beam slots and said to have sand or gravel floors.