As part of the initial assessment in August 1999 excavations within the small area of Trial Trench 1, south of the chapel (Plate 5), demonstrated that the archaeology uncovered in 1959 was largely in situ and intact (Harry 2000, 38—41), but was in the process of being damaged or at threat of being damaged by rabbit burrowing. The need for a larger excavation (Trench 1) was identified, with the emphasis being on the assessment of the previous, 1950s, excavations.