Evaluation by L Newton of WA revealed no finds or features of archaeological interest. Two wheel ruts and an area of disturbance were deemed to be of modern date.
Evaluation by P Capps of WA revealed no archaeological features or deposits. Anomalies identified in a previous geophysical survey were revealed to be modern land drains and their associated cuts. The evaluation did reveal a redeposited clay layer relating to the construction of the 19th century railway embankment that runs along the south-eastern edge of the site.
Evaluation by L McCaig of WA revealed an intact subsoil overlying the undisturbed natural chalk but no finds or features of archaeological interest.
Watching brief by P Olsen of WA during the construction of two access ramps on the south bank of the river Mole, above and below the weir, revealed considerable modern made-ground and no finds or features of archaeological interest.
Watching brief by L McCaig of WA following a previous evaluation of the site in 2015 that revealed evidence for prehistoric activity on or in the vicinity (SyAC 100, 293), identified a single undated ditch, most probably a former field boundary.
Evaluation by P Capps of WA revealed no archaeological finds or features. Anomalies previously identified by geophysical survey were revealed to be modern land drains and their associated cuts.
Watching brief and subsequent detailed archaeological excavation by G Santamaria of WA to the north and east of previous phases of work (figs 6 and 7) and an exploratory machine slot excavated through a possible palaeochannel revealed but not investigated during the 2015 season. The possible palaeochannel measured c 40m in width but was relatively shallow, at a maximum of 2m to the underlying sand (fig 8).
Additional phase of evaluation by B Davis of WA, following work undertaken in 2014 (SyAC 99, 232), revealed no further evidence of 18th century occupation or for nearby Iron Age to Romano-British ironworking, as previously identified. Both phases of work demonstrated extensive ground disturbance associated with the former 20th century industrial complex that formerly occupied the site.
Watching brief by L McCaig and D Freer of WA revealed the partial remains of a late 19th century red brick-built building consisting of two lengths of wall and a small area of surviving associated exterior surface. No evidence of the postulated Roman road was uncovered owing, possibly, to the shallowness of the monitored works.
A second phase of evaluation by J Lathan of WA, following the discovery of a Mesolithic flint scatter during Phase 1 (SyAC 100, 271-6), did not reveal any archaeological features or finds.