10 Trinity Road, Hertford Heath, Hertfordshire. Archaeological Watching Brief (OASIS ID: heritage1-238479)

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Introduction

10 Trinity Road, Hertford Heath, Hertfordshire. Archaeological Watching Brief (OASIS ID: heritage1-238479)

In response to a planning condition on the construction of a single storey extension at the rear of 10 Trinity Road, Hertford Heath, Hertfordshire, the Heritage Network was commissioned by the owners to undertake a programme of archaeological monitoring of the groundworks. It was considered that the present investigation had the potential to contribute to a greater understanding of the origins and development of Hertford Heath from the prehistoric period onwards, with particular emphasis on evidence for the nearby Scheduled late Iron Age and early Roman cemetery.

The works involved the monitoring of ground reduction across the footprint of the planned extension and the excavation of footings trenches. The trench sections revealed modern topsoil above a clean subsoil, which overlay the natural substratum. No archaeological cut features, deposits or finds were encountered in the course of the project. The lack of archaeological evidence would suggest that the site falls just outside the area of the cemetery. However it is also possible that the ground level across the site was reduced when the Trinity Road estate was built in the 1960s or early 70s, which may have removed any potential archaeological features.