Ashford Hospital, Long Lane, Ashford

Evaluation by R Cowie of MoLAS revealed numerous natural clay-filled hollows in the surface of the river terrace gravels. The gravel was also cut by a number of man-made features including pits and ditches. These were mainly concentrated in the northern and eastern parts of the site. Single prehistoric struck flints were recovered form a root hole and a small pit, and a small fragment of baked clay or pottery was also found in a pit. The other features did not produce any artefacts, but a prehistoric or Roman date might be inferred by analogy with similar features found at nearby excavation sites that have produced dating evidence. A subsequent excavation in the northern and eastern parts of the site, a report on which has not yet been produced, revealed a number of features including the corner of a possible Bronze Age enclosure.