Soil stripping, mapping and sampling by I Howell of MOLA. The work comprised Phase I of the mitigation programme necessitated by the results of the evaluation in 2008. The remains of 25 urned cremations of probable Late Iron Age/Early Roman date were revealed in a cluster, with an additional seven features interpreted as un-urned cremations of a similar period. A further four discrete features separated from the main cluster were thought to be un-urned cremations, and a single long bone within another feature was tentatively identified as a possible inhumation burial.
Evaluation by T Munnery of SCAU revealed a prehistoric (probably late Neolithic or Bronze Age) pit, pottery of Iron Age date, and a section of an inhumation containing the lower half of a human skeleton of Saxon date. The surface of a possible linear feature was noted to be cut by the inhumation. The feature, and the majority of the inhumation were not excavated, but a whetstone and iron knife lying close to the skeleton pelvis were removed. A subsequent excavation revealed a total of 18 inhumations.
Report of RB pottery on the surface on the M25 line, by Lesley Ketteringham. (141)
Fieldwork and excavation (1977) by Lesley Ketteringham for the Bourne Society recorded RB pottery from topsoil and a long narrow 12th/ 13th century building with stone dwarf walls. (141)
Trial excavation (1977) of a crop mark site by R.J. Poulton for SyAS and DOE located a possible Roman road ditch and earlier features. The finds included possible early Saxon pottery. (146)
Excavation (1976) by K. Crouch for LAMAS and DOE revealed a RB occupation site of late lst/2nd century date, abandoned 3rd century with some reoccupation in the 4th. There was evidence of 5th/6th century Saxon occupation; the site was given over to agriculture from the late Saxon period. (London Archaeol 2, 362-5)
Excavation (1977) by K. Crouch for LAMAS and DOE produced 1st and 2nd
Excavation (1976) by K. Crouch for London and Middlesex Archaeological Society and DOE revealed a RB occupation site, with first and 2nd century timber buildings, a mid 2nd century well and an east-west ditch south of the buildings.
Excavation by M.G. O'Connell for SyAS and DOE located an Early/Middle BA ditch, a LBA ditch containing a 78 piece bronze hoard (including a variety of weapons, tools, vessels, and ornamental attachments, and much pottery in the levels above), two parallel RB ditches (one a palisade trench?) probably of the later first century and part of a RB roadside ditch containing a coin of Constantine, part of a medieval ditch containing 12th century pottery and bone, and several later features. (138) Excavation was also continued on one part of the site by D.M.
Trial excavation by D.M. Longley for SyAS and DOE revealed only one sherd of RB pottery and no features.