47 High Street, Buntingford, Hertfordshire. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: heritage1-229382)

The Heritage Network, 2018

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Introduction

47 High Street, Buntingford, Hertfordshire. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: heritage1-229382)

In response to a planning condition on the redevelopment of land at 47 High Street, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, SG9 9AD, the Heritage Network was commissioned to undertake a programme of archaeological investigation. Planning permission for the development (3/15/1853/FUL) was granted by East Herts. District Council (EHDC), subject to a standard archaeological condition issued under the provisions set out in the Department of Communities and Local Government's National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

The present investigation included a single trial trench focused on the footprint of the proposed new development. The excavation demonstrated a substantial amount of disturbance below the modern garden topsoil. While the deposits were heavily mixed they all contained Modern debris including brick, glass, tile and china. No subsoil was present and this Modern activity had also impacted upon the natural substratum.

No archaeological features, deposits or finds were encountered during the course of the investigation. No information was gained that would be considered to contribute to the research aims for the evaluation as defined in the approved Project Design. On this basis, the risk that the proposed development might disturb archaeological remains of any significance may be considered to be Low for all periods.