Archaeological Desk Based Assessment for New Housing Development Comprising 25 Houses

Location: East Sussex County Council

Fuller Long are thrilled to have provided an Archaeological Desk Based Assessment (ADBA) in support of a scheme for 25 new two storey dwellings in East Sussex, comprising a mix of terraced, semi-detached and detached housing, with 11 garages, a substation, a bike store, footpaths, access roads, parking, allotments and a small community building.

Our team of archaeological consultants compiled a comprehensive document which fully assessed the entire development site. It included a full breakdown of all of the on-site and nearby archaeological finds and their importance, followed by a complete assessment of the likely potential for buried archaeological remains within the development site. Our team reviewed recorded archaeological finds from the prehistoric era, right the way through to post-medieval and modern periods.

Drawing on their experience with sites in this area, our archaeology team were able to fully understand the history of the site and the effects that the proposed development would have on any buried remains. The particular area in which the development was proposed had previously recorded finds dating back to the Prehistoric, Roman, Medieval and Post-medieval periods. Through analysing these records our team determined that the site had a moderate potential for Medieval remains and a low-moderate potential for Prehistoric and Roman remains, as well as a moderate potential for post-Medieval remains related to the site’s historic field system.

It is always important when undertaking a new development that the potential for impacting archaeological remains is assessed. Councils will undoubtedly seek further information if a site has even the slightest chance of impacting buried archaeology which makes it crucial to seek advice and support from the outset of your project to avoid unexpected costs or delays. 

If you are considering a new development opportunity and require archaeological assistance, Fuller Long can help.  To speak with one of our experienced archaeology consultants, please call us on 0808 164 1288 or email us at



Meet our team

Katherine Stronach

Archaeology Consultant

Sophie Bell

Archaeology Consultant