Evaluation by O Rouard of TVAS revealed some dispersed undated linear features and a very sparse assemblage of Saxon and medieval pottery.
Thames Valley Archaeological Services
Watching brief by E McManus-Fry of TVAS. Foundations were employed that had been designed to avoid impacting the archaeological horizon; the work confirmed this was achieved. A stone-lined well was recorded and preserved in situ.
Evaluation by L Esteves of TVAS revealed no archaeological finds or features.
Watching brief by D Sanchez of TVAS revealed no finds or features of archaeological interest.
Evaluation by S Wallis of TVAS revealed no finds or features of archaeological interest.
Evaluation by T Vieira of TVAS revealed a Bronze Age cremation burial and three linear features, one of which appeared to be of Roman date.
Evaluation by S Wallis of TVAS on land to the rear of the hotel revealed areas of considerable disturbance, some associated with the construction of the recently demolished hotel block, constructed in 1971 and the subject of a separate historic building record by G Elliott, also of TVAS. No finds or features of archaeological interest were recorded.
Evaluation by D Milbank and L Esteves of TVAS recorded made-ground across much of the site. No finds or features of archaeological interest were revealed.
Evaluation by D Milbank of TVAS revealed a single linear feature that contained a small quantity of pottery of Late Bronze Age or Early Iron Age date and a small assemblage of struck flints.
Evaluation by T Barton of CFA Archaeology revealed a single, very shallow linear feature containing 18th or 19th century pottery and brick.