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Chilston Park Icehouse, Lenham, Kent
An archaeological assessment was carried out on an icehouse set within the northern part of Chilston Park in Kent. Historical research suggested the structure probably dated to the latter half of the 18th century when Thomas Best redesigned the parkscape. An historic landscape survey was also carried out to place the icehouse in its local context, which included a perfectly circular shallow pond. Although the icehouse itself is of a common design, its relatively intact landscape context is rare in Kent.

A number of recommendations were made to assist with the conservation of the structure and to provide interpretation material for the public.  


Project Officer: Richard James
Client: Rail Link Countryside Initiative
Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve, Kent
An historic landscape survey was carried out to inform management plans and provide interpretative material for visitors to the reserve. The site comprises a series of flooded clay pits associated with the former cement industry located in an area of reclaimed marshland on the north-western edge of the Hoo Peninsula. Habitats comprise flooded lagoons, rough grassland and scrub woodland, together with the alluvial margins of the adjacent River Thames.

Four major themes of historic significance were identified and recorded: a sequence of palaeo-environmental and geoarchaeological deposits relating to the Holocene development of the Thames, including peat deposits; evidence for a major Romano-British pottery industry flourishing between the 1st and 4th centuries AD; industrial activity from the 18th to 20th centuries, including chalk extraction, whiting (for paint and putty) manufacture and cement making; and a sequence of sea defences. Evidence was also located for defensive structures. 


Project Officer: Richard James
Client: RSPB
Brighton and Hove Waste Water Treatment Works, Peacehaven
One of the largest archaeological surveys ever undertaken in Sussex has helped reveal an ancient agricultural landscape of country lanes, field systems and livestock enclosures. The excavations will help us to understand how the English landscape here has changed here from the arrival of the earliest farmers down to Roman and more recent times.

Geophysical survey, field-walking and evaluation led to archaeological excavation at the site of a new water treatment works during 2009. The archaeological works represent one of the largest open-area archaeological investigations conducted in East Sussex revealing a large slice of the prehistoric and Roman landscape comprising trackways, field systems, enclosures and burials with evidence dating from the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, and Romano-British periods.  


Project Officer: Diccon Hart
Client: 4Delivery Ltd for Southern Water
Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester
A Roman settlement of the late 2nd and 3rd century AD was found some 300m to the north of the Roman city of Chichester. This was probably part of a suburban farm, and discoveries also included a cremation burial set inside a Roman pot.

An archaeological evaluation in advance of the construction of new educational buildings at the site of the Chichester Festival theatre, lead to further targeted excavation carried out during 2008. This site was located some 300m north of the historic northern town gate. The excavation revealed evidence of predominately late 2nd to late 3rd century Roman activity. Several Roman ditches and a small group of pits and postholes were identified. A late 3rd century cremation vessel and associated accessory vessel were also recorded. Some later post-medieval features and a brick-built circular structure are thought to be features relating to activity at the Workhouse in Broyle Road.  


Project Officer: Alice Thorne
Client: Andrzej Blonski Architects
Brighton Community Stadium, Falmer
The construction of a new football stadium for the Seagulls gave archaeology South-East the opportunity to rescue exciting new evidence about the prehistoric past. One of the earliest features on the site was a large pit that may have been part of a Neolithic flint mine, where Britain’s first farming communities would have recovered the raw materials for making their carefully crafted flint tools. Several large circular enclosures, marked by their boundary ditches, were built here in the Bronze Age and may have been used in religious ceremonies commemorating the dead.

Evaluation trial trenching led to an archaeological excavation carried out between September 2008 and January 2009. The excavations revealed evidence for occupation from the Mesolithic to post-medieval periods. A small number of Mesolithic pits, a Neolithic flint mine and Bronze Age occupation culminating in three ring ditches were uncovered. One of the ring ditches was particularly large and may have held some ritual function. Occasional later prehistoric, medieval and post-medieval features were also recorded though these are representative of agricultural activity rather than occupation.  


Project Officer: Nick Garland
Client: Gifford for The Community Stadium Ltd
St. Nicholas School, Fairfield Road, New Romney
Archaeology South-East has been responsible for much of the recent archaeological research undertaken on Romney Marsh. One of our most recent studies here came about during investigations undertaken in advance of redevelopment at St. Nicholas’ School, where a thriving medieval village was swept away in 13th century storms.

Evaluation trial trenching led to an archaeological excavation carried during October 2008. The majority of activity represented at the site was of 13th century medieval occupation including one or more structures. Artefactual evidence suggested that low level industry including iron-smithing, fishing related activities and ship repair were occurring on or near to the site. Towards the end of the 13th century a storm surge destroyed all standing structures and sealed the evidence beneath a layer of sand and debris. After this the site was used predominantly for the dumping of local refuse. By the 15th century, no archaeological activity was recorded. This corresponds to a trend of population decline on Romney Marsh at this time when the area was largely turned over to sheep pasture.  


Project Officer: Katherine Grant
Client: Neilcott Special Works Ltd
Bridge Street, Dover
Evaluation trial trenching led to an archaeological excavation carried out during June and July 2009. The excavations revealed evidence for occupation in the post-medieval period, focused specifically on several houses possibly associated with nearby industrial activity. Deeper excavations on the site revealed a palaeoenvironmental sequence similar to those at nearby sites in the Dour Valley, most notably at Crabble Hill, however, very little evidence for human occupation was recovered. 

Project Officer: Nick Garland
Client: W Morrisons Supermarkets PLC
The Thanet Supply Main, Richborough
From the winter of 2006 to the autumn of 2008 a large programme of archaeological investigation occurred in relation to the installation of a new Thanet Supply Main. The pipeline stretches from the Goshall valley to the Weatherlees Water Treatment Works on the Isle of Thanet. The work took place within a landscape well known for its archaeological importance and would include such areas as the Wantsum Channel, Richborough Island and the Ebbsfleet Peninsula. Archaeological activity dating from the late prehistoric to post-medieval periods was represented at various locations along the pipe-route with late prehistoric and late Roman features being the most significant. The evidence has provided insight into the density of late prehistoric settlement on Richborough Island as well as the nature and probable southern extent of the late Roman settlement surrounding Richborough Castle and the palaeogeography of the area. The results are to be incorporated into a forthcoming English Heritage monograph on the Richborough Environs Project. 

Project Officer: Andrew Margetts
Client: 4Delivery Limited
Grain - Shorne Pipeline, Isle of Grain
Pipeline projects cut a swathe across the countryside, but provide an excellent – if technically demanding – opportunity for archaeological research into the wider landscape.

Desk-based assessment, field-walking, geophysical and window sampling led to the targeted archaeological evaluation and then the excavation of 11 specific areas along the 21km route corridor between the Isle of Grain Terminal site and the Gravesend Thames South AGI. A watching brief was also maintained along the entire pipeline strip and pipe trench excavation. The excavations revealed archaeological evidence from the Mesolithic to post-medieval periods. The majority of the findings were of Middle and Late Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman date, although there was a notable dearth of Middle Iron Age activity across the whole area. There was also artefactual evidence for early medieval activity in the area, and for later medieval and early post-medieval agriculture. 


Project Officer: Giles Dawkes
Client: Isle of Grain to Shorne Gas Transmission Partnership
Pembury Hospital, Tunbridge Wells
Even comparatively modern buildings have important secrets to reveal to the skilled Building Archaeologist. Hospital buildings have a particular interest for the information they can reveal on the way in which our approaches to health care have evolved, and Archaeology South-East were particularly pleased to be invited to undertake the survey of Pembury Hospital in Tunbridge Wells before its demolition.

An extensive historic buildings survey of the structures on the site prior to their proposed demolition. The first buildings on the site originated as the Tonbridge Union Workhouse in 1836 but became Pembury County Hospital in 1938 under the authority of Kent County Council. Work to date has included a record of 53 buildings accessible by the end of 2009 to Levels 1, 2 and 3 standard (as defined by English Heritage) where appropriate. The remaining buildings will be surveyed subsequent to the closure of the hospital in 2011.

The evolution of the site is complex, many of the buildings having been successively modified and/or enlarged in order to adapt to changing needs, social ideals and changing theories relating to issues such as disease control.  


Project Officer: Jane Clubb
Client: Laing O’Rourke Construction South Ltd
Belmarsh West Prison
One of our proudest discoveries in 2008 was the earliest known man-made timber structure ever found in London. Following trial works, archaeological excavation was conducted on the site of a proposed new prison at Belmarsh West, London Borough of Greenwich. A borehole survey had successfully modelled the peat deposits known to exist in the area and identified a major north-south orientated palaeochannel, as well as demonstrating the potential for palaeoenvironmental evidence from the sealed peat deposits. The two large excavation trenches were situated to examine the palaeochannel and the peat sequence. These uncovered the early 4th century BC Early Neolithic timber remains of two timber platforms or trackways representing some of London’s earliest archaeological evidence. Additionally, the operation of a major palaeochannel within the floodplain of the lower Thames is something rarely examined in detail and the results of the ongoing analysis of samples recovered from this sequence are likely to be of major significance in developing methodological approaches to the use of such sequences in environmental reconstruction. 

Project Officer: Diccon Hart
Client: Jacobs UK Ltd for the National Offender Management Service (NOMS)
Bognor Community College, Bognor Regis
Bognor Regis has a complicated archaeological past, and Archaeology South-East has undertaken several archaeological investigations here in order to make better sense of the evidence of past settlement. Bognor is one of the oldest recorded Saxon place names in Sussex. In a document of 680AD it is referred to as Bucgan ora meaning Bucge's (a female Saxon name) shore, or landing place.

An archaeological evaluation leading to further excavation was carried out at the college between July and October 2008. Bronze Age settlement, Iron Age and Roman field systems, rare later medieval and post-medieval field boundaries were also recorded.  


Project Officer: Nick Garland
Client: Gifford for West Sussex County Council
Headstone Manor, Pinner
The detailed archaeological interpretative survey of the early timber frame of c1320 at Headstone Manor, in advance of extensive repairs. 

Project Officer: David Martin
Client: London Borough of Harrow
Brisley Farm, Ashford
After 6 years of excavation on this 7.5 ha. quarry site, work is now in progress on studying and publishing the results. Finds included an extensive Iron Age settlement, with two Late Iron Age warrior burials at its focus, a Romano-British cremation cemetery and an early Post-Medieval farmstead. 

Project Officer: Jim Stevenson
Client: Ward Homes and Jarvis Homes
Coldharbour Quarry, Thorpe
he excavation of a Roman field system and a corn drier. Prehistoric water holes were also excavated and showed evidence of structural deposition of bone and artefacts. 

Project Officer: Paul Riccoboni
Client: CEMEX UK Materials
Westenhanger Castle, Stanford
Intensive interpretative recording of the remains of the 14th-century (and later) fortified manor house known as Westenhanger Castle as a prelude to extensive restoration and consolidation, with further work during conservation work. 

Project Officer: David Martin
Client: Stanford
Tonbridge Castle Gatehouse
Intensive interpretative recording of the 13th-century gatehouse at Tonbridge Castle, to inform Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council and their agents as to the significance and original form as a prelude to submitting a lottery application for limited reinstatement and display to the public. 

Project Officer: David Martin
Client: Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council
Lydd Quarry, Jurys Gap Road, Lydd
Mapping and excavation of a Romano-British salt-working site. 

Project Officer: Greg Priestly-Bell
Client: Brett Gravels Ltd.
Kingsnorth Power Station, Hoo, Isle of Grain
Excavation prior to the construction of a new power station recovered finds from the Mesolithic onwards. An agricultural landscape was established in the Early Iron Age and included a possible droveway, evidence for salt-works and a possible round-house. There was an apparent hiatus in activity until the Late Iron Age, when there was a settlement shift. During the Romano-British period activity intensified, reaching a peak during the mid 2nd to 3rd centuries when pottery production became prominent. 

Project Officer: Neil Griffin
Client: BWPP
Highstead Farm Quarry, Chislet, Canterbury
Excavations revealed a possible barrow, a cremation/pyre cemetery, and settlement evidence of the Middle and Late Bronze Age. Fire-cracked flint associated with features beside a channel may represent a "burnt mound". Three prehistoric trackways, including a possible droveway were identified. A field system, probably Roman, was superimposed upon the prehistoric remains. A 13th- to 14th- century farmstead, consisting of a series of enclosures and associated features, was also recorded. 

Project Officer: Greg Priestley-Bell
Client: Bretts
Kingsborough Farm, Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey
Evaluation and excavation of a Neolithic causewayed enclosure and a Late Bronze Age enclosure. 

Project Officer: Simon Stevens
Client: Jones Homes
Bradstow School, Dumpton Park Drive, Broadstairs
The excavation of two Bronze Age barrows and an Anglo-Saxon burial. 

Project Officer: Diccon Hart
Client: Wilby & Burnett
Snodland High Street
Between February and July 2008, Archaeology South-East undertook excavations across the site of the remains of the Roman villa at Snodland a listed Scheduled Ancient Monument on the west bank of the River Medway, revealing previously unknown Romano-British deposits, and the partial remains of a building integral to the broader 2nd-4th century villa complex. 

Project Officer: Giles Dawkes
Client: CgMs - Smurfit Kappa
Horsewash Lane, Rochester
An archaeological evaluation was carried out at the PB site, Horsewash Lane, Rochester between 4th of February and 10th March 2008 on behalf of the client Halcrow Ltd. A total of 10 trenches were excavated across the site, totalling some 110m in length.

The evidence from these trenches suggested the survival of an archaeological sequence dating from the Early Neolithic to the post-medieval period. 


Project Officer: Dave Jamieson
Client: Halcrow Ltd.
Pan Urban Extension, Newport
50 evaluation trenches excavated as part of an archaeological evaluation of a proposed housing development produced few finds of interest. The investigation of 16 test pits by the Boxgrove Project Team was, however, successful in identifying an important suite of Pleistocene deposits allowing the re-evaluating an important Palaeolithic site and its lithic assemblages. A programme of outreach activities allowed local residents the opportunity to watch archaeology in action. 

Project Officer: Jon Sygrave and Matt Pope
Client: WCA Heritage
The Brewhouse, Vyne Rd, Sherborne St. John, Basingstoke
Building recording and watching-brief of a brewhouse incorporating elements of a 16th-century crenellated wall and a re-used 16th-century roof. 

Project Officer: David Martin
Client: National Trust
Epsom School, Longrove Road, Epsom
The excavation of a Late Bronze Age field system, land clearance features and pits. This work has added to the growing body of evidence of an extensive pattern of Bronze Age fields and trackways extending south from the Thames into Surrey. 

Project Officer: Jim Stevenson
Client: Surrey County Council
84 London Road, Kingston-upon-Thames
The excavation of an extensive Quaker cemetery (17th to 19thC) with associated medieval and post-medieval features set in deep urban deposits. 

Project Officer: Lucy Sibun
Client: Rushmons Ltd.
Kingshill South, Cirencester
A full Environmental Impact Assessment, involving a desk-based assessment and geophysical survey, of an area just outside the Roman walled town where a housing scheme is proposed. 

Project Officer: Darryl Palmer
Client: Berkeley Strategic
Appuldurcombe Estate, Wroxall
A historic landscape survey of the 18th century park landscaped by 'Capability' Brown, which contains earlier features of significant archaeological importance. 

Project Officer: Richard James
Client: ACTA
Archaeology in Conflict, International Conference (London Nov. 2006)
A conference on Cultural Heritage, Site Management and Sustainable Development in Conflict and Post-Conflict States in the Middle East. 

Project Officer: Dominic Perring
Client: Institute of Archaeology
Red Fort, India
Consultancy on the development of a Management Plan for Red Fort, India. Advice on site management, building conservation, archaeology, interpretation and World Heritage nominations. Assistance in development of workshop. 

Project Officer: Dominic Perring
Client: CRCI / ASI
Roman Pottery from the Ancaster Cemetery Excavations 1964-73
Study of Romano-British pottery, and preparation of publication texts, for the Roman site at Ancaster. This project also involves training a pottery researcher. 

Project Officer: Louise Rayner
Client: English Heritage
Beirut, Lebanon
Post-excavation and reporting on one of the largest programmes of Urban Rescue archaeology ever undertaken - involving the study of the houses, baths, and harbour of Iron Age, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Islamic Beirut - within the context of post-war reconstruction. 

Project Officer: Dominic Perring
Client: Institute of Archaeology
Hawks Hill House, Hawks Hill, Fetcham, Leatherhead
Hawk's Hill House near Leatherhead was the excavation of a Mid Iron Age site which is part of a known Iron Age settlement, elements of which were previously excavated in the 1960's. This work, about 80m away from the earlier excavation uncovered a dozen or so large grain storage pits, several smaller pits and the first example of a roundhouse at Hawk's Hill. The site has provided strong evidence of everyday life in the Iron Age with good examples of structured deposition (deliberately placed artefacts) from the grain storage pits. A smaller pit also contained placed items that may have marked the destruction of the roundhouse. The excavation has added weight to the suggestion that Hawk's Hill was an extensive and important centre of Mid Iron Age occupation. 

Project Officer: Jim Stevenson
Client: Millgate Homes
West Dean College
The new Institute of Archaeology IoA student training project - involving excavation, geophysical survey, site interpretation and outreach activities. 

Project Officer: Clive Meaton
Client: Institute of Archaeology and West Dean College
St Nicolas Church, Shoreham-by-Sea
A watching-brief, resulting in the excavation of a medieval churchyard and burials. 

Project Officer: Neil Griffin
Client: Carden & Godfrey
Ropetackle, Shoreham-by-Sea
Medieval wells and pits found on a large site in historic core of this little-studied small town produced rich finds and environmental assemblages, including an almost complete ceramic aquamanile. 

Project Officer: Simon Stevens
Client: CGMS Consulting and SEEDA
Land North of Bersted
The largest archaeological evaluation ever undertaken in Sussex revealed a complex Late Bronze Age and Iron Age landscape. Burnt mounds and flint-knapping sites were found alongside a stream. Settlement enclosures were also found on higher ground. Mitigation proposals were prepared as part of an Environmental Imapact Assessment and formed the basis of expert testimony presented at Public Inquiry. 

Project Officer: Sam Worral
Client: Berkeley Strategic
Manor Cottage, Southwick Street, Southwick
An 'outreach' project on the site of a medieval house, giving members of the local Society the opportunity work alongside professional archaeologists. 

Project Officer: Simon Stevens
Client: Southwick (Sussex) Society
Land Northeast of Horley
Excavations undertaken by Archaeology South-East near Horley in Surrey have completely changed our understanding of the prehistoric settlement of this little-studied region. Desk-based assessment and evaluation trial trenching led to an archaeological excavation carried out in four targeted areas of this housing scheme between December 2007 and July 2008. The excavations revealed new and exciting evidence of Middle and Late Iron Age, Romano-British and medieval settlement, farming and possible ritual practise along the banks of the Burstow Stream. Other than iron-working sites, prehistoric, Roman and medieval archaeology is rare in the Weald which has historically been conceived as being a wilderness throughout much of antiquity. Contrary to this, the results from the site appear to suggest that prehistoric, Romano-British and medieval origins in the area may have developed and extended along arterial waterways such as the Burstow Stream through the otherwise densely forested Weald. The location of the site with fertile farmland and both riverine and forest habitats available as valuable and abundant resources close to hand would have presented an attractive proposition to ancient settlers. The evaluation and excavation process has shown without a doubt the legitimacy that archaeological fieldwork can have in areas previously considered of lower archaeological potential. 

Project Officer: Jim Stevenson, Dan Swift
Client: CPM Environmental Planning and Design
Merv, Turkmenistan
Consultancy advice on Museum development, Teacher's Handbook, Graphic Panels and Site Interpretation, Training courses for teachers and staff, Site Management and Conservation Planning. 

Project Officer: Kirsty Norman
Client: Institute of Archaeology
60 High Street, Crawley - Asda Site
Following an archaeological evaluation of the site which identified various archaeological deposits, a series of area excavations were undertaken which uncovered a range of medieval features including rubbish pits, boundary ditches and evidence of local ironworking. 

Project Officer: Simon Stevens
Client: Asda Superstores
Bramley Grove, Ottways Lane, Ashstead
An excavation of a site with remains ranging from the Late Bronze Age to Romano-British periods. The main focus of occupation was part of a Late Iron Age enclosure with a pattern of pits and post-holes to its interior with evidence of a transhumance based economy. 

Project Officer: Greg Priestley-Bell
Client: Millgate Homes
The Valdoe Assessment Survey: Valdoe Quarry, Goodwood Estate, near Chichester
In 2006 a final phase of gravel extraction was planned at the quarry site, aimed at removing a strip of intact deposits in the north-eastern part of the quarry. Deposits likely to contain in-situ archaeology were being removed during this process. The work has demonstrated that future investigations in this landscape, combined with renewed research at the main Boxgrove site, will continue to drive our behavioural understanding of Middle Pleistocene hominins in northern Europe. 

Project Officer: Matt Pope
Client: English Heritage
The Beedings Palaeolithic Survey, Pulborough
An archaeological excavation at a site near Pulborough has thrown remarkable new light on the life of northern Europes last Neanderthals. Finds in the deposits at 'Beedings' validate earlier discoveries from the 1900 and together provide a snapshot of a thriving, developing population - rather than communities on the verge of extinction. 

Project Officer: Matt Pope
Client: English Heritage
Roundstone Lane, Angmering
valuation and excavation of a Romano-British farmstead and Bronze Age landscape. The site was situated on an extensive area at the former nurseries west of Roundstone Lane. 

Project Officer: Neil Griffin
Client: CGMS Consulting
Rocky Lane, Bolnore Village, Haywards Heath
A late Iron Age and early Roman hilltop enclosure, marked by two ring ditches, found in advance of a housing development. 

Project Officer: Neil Griffin
Client: Crest Nicholson
Chichester Harbour
Development of a methodology and training of local volunteers to undertake a full condition assessment of sites within the Chichester Harbour AONB. 

Project Officer: Richard James
Client: Chichester Harbour Conservancy
Cissbury Ring, Findon, near Worthing
A condition assessment and site management plan, based on cartographic and earthwork survey, has been prepared for this Iron Age hillfort and Neolithic flint mines. 

Project Officer: Richard James
Client: The National Trust
Spencers Wood, Reading
A Roman and Medieval rural settlement excavated in advance of a housing scheme. 

Project Officer: Simon Stevens
Client: Bovis Homes Ltd.
Rape of Hastings
A study of the social and economic history of medieval East Sussex based on the evidence of more than 1150 individual interpretative surveys of houses earlier than circa 1750. 

Project Officer: David Martin
Client: English Heritage
Lewes House Residential
Extensive remains of medieval and post medieval date were recorded, as well as rare evidence of Iron Age occupation. The results from the excavation along with the Baxter's Printworks, Lewes Library and St John Street sites will form the basis of a thematic monograph in the Archaeology South-East series. 

Project Officer: Dan Swift
Client: Ashmill
Barcombe Roman Villa, near Lewes
Following initial survey work by the Mid Sussex Field Archaeological Team, the University College London and MSFAT undertook a programme of excavations designed to record the Roman Villa. From 2001-2005 this served as the training excavation for Institute of Archaeology undergraduates. 

Project Officer: Luke Barber
Client: Institute of Archaeology
Hastings Castle and Ladies Parlour
A detailed topographical and archaeological survey and interpretative assessment of Hastings Castle, as an aid to the management and public presentation of the monument. 

Project Officer: Darryl Palmer (with Rob Cole and Lesley Davidson)
Client: Lord Cultural Resources
Hastings Country Park
In April and May 2006, ASE carried out an Historic Landscape Survey of Hastings Country Park, comprising an area of mixed cliffs, woodland, heathland and farmland to the east of Hastings, East Sussex, and forming one of the most dramatic coastal landscapes in the South-East of England. 

Project Officer: Richard James
Client: Hastings Borough Council
Lewes House Library, Lewes
Excavations in advance of the construction of a new library revealed hundreds of pits, wells and other features containing pottery and other finds dating from the 11th century onwards. 

Project Officer: Neil Griffin
Client: East Sussex County Council
Winchelsea Urban Survey
An extensive urban survey involving A major re-assessment of the documentary and physical evidence of Edward I's planned town of Winchelsea and reinterpretation of the Royal port. 

Project Officer: David Martin
Client: English Heritage, the National Trust and East Sussex CC
St. Thomas C.E. Primary School, Winchelsea
The excavation of a site that lies within the centre of historic Winchelsea, where there was a high likelihood of finding deposits of medieval and post-medieval date.

Stone footings relating to a probable medieval building were associated with a partially stone-lined cellar, complete with access steps cut into the clay. Some of the features were preserved in-situ. 


Project Officer: Richard James
Client: David Grey Associates
A27 Brighton Bypass
Excavations undertaken in 1989-1990 were used as the basis for a programme of research into settlement and land-use on the chalk downland, from the Mesolithic to the present day. Sites studied included two Bronze Age settlements. Results published in 2002. 

Project Officer: David Rudling
Client: English Heritage
Keymer Avenue and Seaview Avenue, Peacehaven
Archaeology South East undertook extensive archaeological investigations on land to the north of Keymer Avenue and at Seaview Avenue, Peacehaven, in advance of the construction of 160 new homes. Work included a geophysical survey, which indicated the presence of prehistoric landscape features, such as enclosures and trackways, this lead to an archaeological evaluation at both sites and confirmed that the anomalies shown from the geophysical survey were archaeological in nature and were mainly dated to the Iron Age. Seven enclosures and two trackways were identified. 

Project Officer: Paul Riccoboni
Client: Bovis Homes Ltd.
Martells Quarry, Ardleigh
Small-scale excavations were carried out following the topsoil removal on six 60m x 60m areas and one 100 m x 20m area in advance of sand and gravel quarrying, with a later phase excavating 64 trial trenches revealed archaeological features representing a multi-phase landscape. These features included ditches, pits, postholes, a possible hearth and a single cremation. Undiagnostic prehistoric, Bronze Age and Roman material was recovered from most of the features during the evaluation and excavation phases of this project. 

Project Officer: Richard James
Client: Bucbricks Ltd.
Baxters Printworks, Lewes
The Baxter's Printworks in St. Nicholas Lane, Lewes closed its doors in 2002, ending two centuries of the family business's association with the town. The majority of the factory complex was demolished in 2006, in advance of a new residential development. Given its location in the heart of the historic town, a condition was placed on the planning permission for the development requiring a programme of archaeological work at the site. 

Project Officer: Simon Stevens
Client: Rokbuild Ltd.
St. Annes Road, Eastbourne
Some 200 burials were recovered from this 5th-8th century Anglo-Saxon cemetery. Many of the burials were accompanied by grave goods, including fine examples of ceramics, glass ware and metalwork. Full analysis has been undertaken on both the skeletal remains from the inhumations and cremations, and on the grave assemblages. Elements of a Late Iron Age settlement were also identified, and finds included silver and gold coinage. 

Project Officer: Christopher Greatorex
Client: Prowting Homes.
 
 

 

 

 





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