Glovers Farm, Bexhill
Under the supervision of professional archaeologists, a group of local volunteers excavated and recorded the remains of Glovers Farmhouse in Sidley, Bexhill during the second half of October 2018.
The late 18th century farmhouse on Site had been the target of an arson attack and its burnt remains were demolished down to ground level. The farmhouse had been the subject of a standing building survey prior to the fire, and excavation of its below ground remains proved to be an interesting comparative study on how excavation can assist in the interpretation of a standing building’s phased development.
Glover’s has a documentary reference dating back to 1553. No structural or artefactual evidence was found of this date, suggesting that the late 17th century farmhouse was built whilst the earlier building was standing somewhere nearby.