Investigation by D Britchfield of WA in advance of the construction of a Motorway Service Area comprising an evaluation to the north of the motorway, and a soil stripping, mapping and sampling exercise to its south in an area where evaluation by ASE in 2007 had revealed possible deposits of prehistoric origin. The soil stripping, mapping and sampling exercise revealed a post-medieval ditch, suggested to be a remnant of an 18th century field system, but no further evidence of the admittedly ambiguous features identified in 2007.
Evaluation by A Hood and D King of FA in advance of the construction of the replacement bridge across the Thames and creation of an associated site compound and flood compensation area to the south-west. The evaluation did not reveal any features of archaeological interest in the area around the bridge, but a 'toothed' wooden artefact was recovered from the interface of the natural gravels and overlying deposits in one of the trenches, and further work is proposed within the area of its discovery.
Evaluation by C Edwards of AOC revealed that a phase of horizontal truncation took place across the site during the 20th century, probably associated with the construction of an existing building. No finds or features of archaeological interest were revealed.
Evaluation by C Barton of LPA revealed evidence of previous landscaping but no finds or features of archaeological interest.
Watching brief by N Randall of SCAU within the bounds of the Scheduled Oatlands Palace revealed disturbed ground of post-medieval to modern date, and a pit containing demolition rubble originating from the destroyed Palace walls.
Evaluation by T Munnery of SCAU revealed a number of features which, with the exception of a pit or posthole that could be of Neolithic date, were dateable to the Bronze Age. The features comprised ditches, pits and postholes and were concentrated within the southern corner of the site, and indicates settlement or a focus of activity within this area. Residual finds of Mesolithic to medieval date were also recovered, but none were associated with a contemporary feature or in a concentration.
Watching brief by W Weller of SCAU during the construction of a replacement building close to Wayneflete's Tower revealed segments of a possible Tudor culvert and a crude brick structure running parallel to it.
Evaluation by G Anelay of WSA (West Sussex Archaeology) within the Scheduled hillfort did not reveal any finds or features of archaeological interest. The evaluation adds to the growing list of fieldwork within the hillfort to have found no evidence relating to its use or occupation.
Watching brief by R Humphrey of PCA during the construction of an extension revealed evidence of modern disturbance and no finds or features of archaeological interest.
Evaluation by A Turner of PCA did not reveal any finds or features of archaeological interest.