Project Description

Synergy undertook the architectural design and gained planning approval for the development of four houses on this awkwardly shaped site. This site was sensitive having been the site of a listed building originally which burnt down so there was sensitivities about this. Also, it had long been considered by Kent County Council Archaeological Team to be the site of a former medieval church and church yard.

Having gained planning consent an archaeological excavation under supervision by Kent County Council was undertaken which revealed that it was indeed the site of the church yard. Numerous fragments of human bones were discovered. However, the original graves had been decimated by earthworks some centuries before which destroyed the grave sites and therefore it was agreed that the bones could be removed and buried in a graveyard elsewhere so that building could proceed.

An early flint boundary wall to the right side of the site had to be restored.