Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by the Genesis Design Studio to undertake an archaeological evaluation of land at Dever Close, Micheldever, Winchester, Hampshire, centred on NGR 451382,139358.
The Site lies immediately to the north-east of the site of a medieval manor house complex that lay within what is now Dever Close. Prior to this programme of trial trenching, an archaeological evaluation was conducted by Southampton City Council Archaeological Unit in 2005 on the southern half of the Site and identified archaeological features dating to the medieval and post-medieval periods.
Four machine excavated trial trenches were investigated. A significant number of archaeological features and deposits were identified, including a ditch and associated features of medieval (12th-13th centuries) date. In situ walls and structural elements associated with the manor house complex were also encountered and suggest the Site lay within the manorial complex first identified at Dever Close.