Building recording and assessment by PAYE Conservation on the Dietterlin-style entry gate pillars prior to their repositioning and restoration. The pillars are assessed as being of typical Jacobean style, although they are recorded in the listing as being 18th century in the Mannerist style. Previous 20th century repairs, using inappropriate materials, were found to have accelerated their deterioration. The gates and pillars are recorded as present in the 1680s (SyAC 50, 102).
Magnetometer survey by D Lewis and M Roseveare of Tigergeo Limited detected evidence of known former field boundaries and previous agricultural use. Three areas of probable quarrying activity were noted although quantities of magnetically susceptible debris, probably imported as a result of farming practices, made identification of discrete features problematic.
Building appraisal by M Sanderson of The Heritage Advisory concluded that the early brickwork visible on the south elevation was probably reused material employed during a comprehensive rebuilding of about 1898, as recorded on a date stone of no 7.