9 Appold Street, and Snowden House, 66-90 Worship Street, EC2 TQ 3318 8205 MoLAS (D Sankey) evaluation June-July 1997 Gemini Commercial Investments Ltd APP97
Natural brickearth was overlaid by 17th-19th-c landfill dumps reclaiming either the N end of the Moorgate marsh or a tributary of the Walbrook stream. Fragments of moulded Caen stone from a 16th-c building were found reused in a 19th-c foundation and 19th-c cellars.
St Augustine's Church Tower, Mare Street, E8 TQ 3498 8499 MoLAS (M Burch) watching brief Nov 1997 Hackney Historic Buildings Trust SGS97
To the S and W of the tower limited works exposed graveyard soil and brick rubble beneath stone paving slabs which seem to have been laid in the late 19th-early 20th c.
2-6 Link Street, Homerton, E9 TQ 3534 8504 MoLAS (Kieron Tyler) excavation Apr-May 1997 New Islington & Hackney Housing Association LIK95
Excavations followed an evaluation in 1995 (LA8 supp. 1 (1996) 10). Natural gravel was located, overlaid at the N of the site by brickearth. The chalk foundations of a building, as well as external pits, were recorded above; these are dated to the 11th-12th c, suggesting that the origins of Homerton are much earlier than its documented date of mid-14th c. Subsequent to this, a building with chalk and flint foundations was constructed, some time after the 13th-14th c and before the late 15th-early 16th c. To its S, and contemporary with this building, were a series of ditches and a timber sluice: these related to the management of water in the area of Hackney Brook, located to the S of the site. They were replaced by a brick-lined reservoir constructed during the late 15th or early 16th c. During this period the land came into the ownership of Ralph Sadleir, the owner of Sutton House, a Tudor mansion still standing to the E of the site. The demolition of the chalk and flint-founded building was succeeded by an external surface subsequently built upon in the very early 19th c, after the demolition of buildings adjacent to the site which are known to have been standing in c. 1792.