Archaeological monitoring by E Govier of Border Archaeology Ltd revealed a series of furrows that appeared to be the result of ploughing. However, while they were considered too narrow and tightly spaced to represent open-field ridge-and-furrow cultivation, their irregular morphology did not appear to reflect modern ploughing. Pottery recovered from top- and subsoil during the strip ranged in date from the Roman to the later post-medieval/modern periods. A background scatter of abraded Roman material indicates possible settlement activity in the vicinity, although the assemblage was characterised by a notable absence of finewares, suggesting that any such activity was not of a high status. Two body sherds of Portchester D fabric, manufactured in the Surrey/Hampshire border region and probably dating to the 4th century, suggests continuing Roman activity in the region until a late date. Little identifiable material dated to the early/high medieval period, while later medieval/early post-medieval wares were represented by local Coarse Border/Border wares. No archaeological deposits or features were encountered.
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