The site was first investigated by the Peterborough Museum Field Group in 1964, with the major excavation undertaken by Don Mackreth on behalf of the NVAT Field Centre in 1979.
The site comprised an Iron Age and Roman Enclosure, and a developed field system. Evidence of occupation in the period B.C. 500-250+, succeeded by an Iron Age Enclosure which lasted until c. A.D. 50/60. Thereafter, a Roman Farm developed, with a crew-yard in the first phase. There was abundant evidence of butchering on the site.
Comments by Simon Esmond-Cleary point to the lack of coins suggesting a fairly impoverished environment. The latest coin, belonged to House of Valentian, A.D. 378-383.