Excavation of C17-C19 Settlement S of Castle Hill
Archaeological excavation revealed evidence for a settlement dating to the Imperial period south of Castle Hill, Warwick. The evidence included a cess pit, a house platform, cellars and former roads.
1 1980: Excavation in advance of redevelopment located on Site D a 17th-18th century cesspit and structures of 18th-19th century date including a house platform possibly associated with the vanished road ‘Back Hills’. Cellars of former houses along Back Hills can be seen in the 18th century rock-cut road. Two 18th century stone quarry pits were located on Site B. Levelling converted the area into a garden, burying two roads and involving the demolition of some houses, some remains being thrown into the quarry pits. Archaeological survival was poor.