Lambeth Road, London
A Desk-Based Assessment can help to unravel the unknown history of a site and prepare mitigation proposals.
AB Heritage was commissioned to produce an Archaeology Desk-Based Assessment (DBA) covering proposed development at 214 Lambeth Road, Lambeth, London, in advance of Planning approval.
The proposed development site was occupied by a Grade II Listed rectory building. This DBA made a thorough review all of the known cultural heritage features within 250m of the proposed development site. Based on the known historical development of the site and surrounding study area, the presence of the Grade II Listed building, and the predicted past impacts within the limits of proposed development, our consultants concluded that there was potential for the recovery of archaeology within the limits of proposed development.
This was likely to be remains associated with former building on the site, which may have included the site of the pound of the Lambeth Manor (now Lambeth Palace). There was also the potential for the recovery of features of all other dates, including others relating to the development of the land surrounding Lambeth Palace.