Evaluation by T Collie of ASE revealed evidence for extensive terracing of the site prior to the construction of the existing house in the 1930s. However, one trench revealed an intact soil profile with a shallow depression containing pottery of a Late Iron Age–Early Roman date, with a more substantial cut feature of this period also being located. A subsequent investigation by D Whittaker of ASE revealed further evidence of this date in a roughly linear alignment. This included a number of pits, although many of the features were interpreted as being the result of animal disturbance and/or bioturbation, with the conclusion drawn that the features encountered were the remains of a hedged boundary. A small quantity of burnt clay and slag suggests limited industrial activity nearby, possibly related to a small settlement elsewhere in the vicinity.
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