Mains Reinforcement Scheme

A comprehensive programme of archaeological site work, adjacent to the scheduled remains of a medieval abbey.

As part of an on-going programme of works throughout the current AMP 6, we were commissioned by South East Water to undertake a programme of archaeological works including archaeological desk-based assessment, walkover survey, liaison with the Ministry of Defence in connection with the protection of a military burial site and a Watching Brief on a water main scheme close to the Historic town of West Malling, Kent.

 

In Brief

Client: South East Water Sector: Infrastructure; Utilities; Water Services: Archaeological Desk-Based Survey; Walkover Survey; Liaison with MOD; Watching Brief (Archaeological Observation) Location: Greater Maidstone, Kent

Key Points

Sensitive site on edge of historic town close to Scheduled MonumentPossible spitfire crash site identified on routeLiaison with Ministry of Defence & other statutory bodiesNo spitfire remains identifiedIron Age ditch features revealedWater main refurbished on schedule

Results

Following successful completion of the scheme, with no significant archaeological issues encountered, the water main was refurbished on schedule.