Simon Stevens

Research Interests

  • Medieval archaeology, especially with reference to the Medieval towns of Sussex
  • Medieval castles of England and Wales
  • Post-Medieval Military Sites
  • Rescue archaeology and its techniques

Professional Skills

  • Direction of Archaeological Excavations
  • Training Excavations and Outreach

Career Summary

  • 2005-present - Senior Archaeologist, Archaeology South-East
  • 2000-2005 - Senior Field Officer, Archaeology South-East
  • 1995-2000 - Field Officer, South Eastern Archaeological Services/ Archaeology South-East
  • 1994-1995 - Assistant Field Officer, South Eastern Archaeological Services
  • 1990-1994 Assistant Archaeologist/Finds Assistant, South Eastern Archaeological Services - Sutton Hoo Research Trust, CADW


  • 1992 – BA (Hons) Archaeology, University of York

Membership of Learned Societies and Professional Recognition

  • Member of the Institute of Field Archaeologists
  • Associate Tutor, University of Sussex, Centre for Continuing Education
  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme Health & Safety Tested

Key Projects

  • Ropetackle, Shoreham-by-Sea, W. Sussex:
    excavation of large Medieval urban site for SEEDA/Berkeley Homes.
  • Asda, Crawley, W. Sussex:
    excavation of large Medieval site on behalf of Gleesons and Asda.
  • Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood, Berkshire:
    excavation of multi-period site for Bovis Homes.
  • Fordacres, Horsemere Green Road, Climping, W. Sussex:
    excavation of Bronze Age site for Waterford Properties Ltd.
  • Maidstone Hospital, Kent:
    excavation of Iron Age and Romano-British site on behalf of Just Learning Ltd.
  • Bersted Street, Bognor Regis, W. Sussex:
    Excavation of Mid-Saxon, Saxo-Norman and Medieval site on behalf of Crayfern Homes.
  • High Street/South Street, Seaford, E. Sussex:
    Excavation of Medieval urban site on behalf of D. F. Tourle Ltd
  • Cinque Ports Street, Rye, E. Sussex:
    Excavation of Medieval and Post-Medieval urban site on behalf of Turner Associates.
  • Eastanton Manor Farm, Andover, Hampshire:
    Field-walking and evaluation of area of proposed large-scale development for CPM/George Wimpey UK Ltd.
  • Stevens, S. 2004. Excavations at 1-3 High Street, Seaford, East Sussex, SAC 142, 79-92.
  • Stevens, S. 1999. ‘A Section through the Moat Bank at Bodiam Castle’, SAC 137,182-3.
  • Stevens, S. 1999. ‘Archaeological work at the site of the Millennium Seed Bank, Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, West Sussex,’ SAC 137, 183-7.
  • Dyson S., Stevens, S, and Shand G. 1999. ‘Causewayed Enclosures’, Current Archaeology 168, 470-2.
  • Barber, L., Stevens, S., and Sibun L. 1999. ‘Late Iron Age Pottery: Dartford’, Archaeologia Cantiana 109, 381.

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