Soil stripping, mapping and sampling by J Warrender of KAP (Kent Archaeological Projects). A single pit containing no dating evidence but characteristic of a modern, probably 20th century, feature was revealed.
Report on a watching brief carried out by G Rapson of MOLA in 2009 during the excavation of five small pits to allow an electricity cable to be laid underground within the Scheduled Monument. One of the pits contained a charcoal-rich layer within colluvial deposits, a similar undated charcoal-rich layer was revealed in another, and evidence of extensive late 19th–20th century remodelling of the area was revealed within the remaining three.
Evaluation of 18th century (with a later 18th century extension and 20th century domestic additions) granary by M Higgins of SCC as part of procedure for listed building consent. The timber-frame granary was two storey, above an originally open-sided cartshed, initially three-bay and later extended to four bays. The original location of the central first floor doorway was identified from the wall and floor framing.
Evaluation by A Foard-Colby of NA (Northamptonshire Archaeology). A relatively modern peat deposit with upper horizons dating to the 20th century was revealed, together with a modern field boundary apparently backfilled in the 1970s.
Historic building survey by T Davies of WEED (Waterman Energy, Environment and Design Ltd). Both buildings were constructed in the period 1912–14 in the Arts and Crafts style. A number of features typical of the period, including an asymmetrical plan, extensive use of local materials and an idiosyncratic design that attempted to mimic the landscape as well as demonstrate piecemeal development, were noted. Many original internal features also survived and were recorded.
Evaluation by G Williams of JMHS. Modern boundary and garden features were recorded and a single, possibly Neolithic, piece of worked flint was recovered, but no archaeological features pre-dating the 19th century.
Evaluation by C Edwards of AOC. No finds or features earlier than the 1900s were revealed.
Earthwork survey by L Gadsby of CA and K Page-Smith of Nexus recorded the surviving elements of the 19th and 20th century gardens. The presence of possible earlier remains associated with the woodland and rabbit warren formerly on the site was noted, including one possible pillow mound. An evaluation by T Harvard of CA recorded the footings of 19th century garden structures, but only the recovery of two pieces of unstratified worked flint suggested the possibility of earlier activity on the site.
Evaluation by J McNicoll-Norbury of TVAS. A single modern ditch terminus was revealed, but no finds or features of archaeological significance.
Watching brief by G Webster revealed a post-medieval culvert drain, an early 20th century below ground storeroom, and evidence of extensive modern disturbance.