Samples of charred barley grain and a charred indeterminate cereal grain were sent for radiocarbon dating. Results suggests activity on the site from around the late 11th to early 15th century. It is not possible to say if this was continuous but evidence we have suggest that it is a distinct possibility
An important aspect of the pottery assemblage found during the course of our excavations is the very high proportion of Tees Valley wares. The presence of small quantities of other local wares, notably the Brandsby and Staxton/Potter-Brompton and York Glazed wares extends the range of types identified in the village but raises questions regarding the marketing and distribution of the various potteries and perhaps the local manufacture of Tees Valley type wares.
The ironworking debris recovered from the excavations mostly comprises smithing hearth bottoms and smithing slag lumps. The material is concentrated in Trenches 2 and 7. The slag is of medieval date. In Trench 2 the slag has been used as hardcore; suggesting that a smithy is quite close-by.