Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by CgMs Consulting Ltd to undertake an archaeological evaluation on land at Newton Road, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, East Sussex centred on National Grid Reference (NGR) TQ 352 255. The evaluation comprised the excavation of thirty trenches within the proposed area for redevelopment. The fieldwork was undertaken between 23rd of November and the 1st of December 27th 2009.

It was proposed to evaluate a 5% sample of the c. 3.4 hectare site area in order to confirm the presence or absence of archaeological finds and features.

Thirty trenches measuring 25 m x 2 m, were excavated as part of this evaluation. A trench was extended so as to expose the extent of a post- medieval wall.