Channel Tunnel Rail Link Section 1

Stuart Foreman, 2004 (updated 2009)

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Nashenden Valley, Borstal, Kent - Post Excavation Assessment Reports


Nashenden Valley during excavation.

As part of an extensive programme of investigation carried out in advance of the construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL), a series of archaeological works consisting of fieldwalking, geophysical survey, evaluation, excavation and watching brief were undertaken between 1993-2000 in the Nashenden Valley near Rochester in Kent. The evaluation identified the presence of a late glacial (Aller�d) soil horizon, however, further detailed investigation of the same area did not locate this deposit, nor was its presence clearly identified during the assessment of the geoarchaeological samples taken from the excavated section.

The watching brief identified a small number of features of Iron Age, Roman and post-medieval date spread along a 6.5 km stretch of the valley, which are considered to be of no more than local significance.

Areas of potential identified during the preliminary phases of archaeological works, on further investigation have been shown to be of minimal significance, and only relevant in terms of wider landscape studies.

The fieldwork events covered by this report are:

  • Nashenden Valley (ARC NSH98) - Excavation
  • Watching Brief - Area 410 (ARC WB410/51+000-57+500) - Watching Brief

Other material from the programme linked to this report.

Phase 2

Specialist Research Reports

There are no specialist research reports associated with this report.

Post Excavation Assessment Reports

The Post Excavation assessment reports and data for this site can be found on the downloads page.

Phase 1

Evaluation and Interim Excavation Data

Below is a list of other evaluation and interim excavation data from sites and field work events associated with this report.

Nashenden Valley (ARC NSH97) Evaluation
Nashenden Valley (ARC NSH98) Excavation
Upper Nashenden Farm (ARC NFM97) Evaluation
South of the Medway (ARC MED98) Evaluation
Little Monk Wood (ARC MON98) Evaluation