Evaluation by H Knight of MOLA revealed an alluvial or colluvial layer likely to have been deposited through the later prehistoric period, but no features of archaeological interest. An area of hardstanding partially surrounded by a brick wall foundation is likely to have been built in the 20th century, but probably later than the construction of the adjacent Brooklands racing circuit.
Surviving traces of a ditched boundary between Long Ditton and Thames Ditton parishes may be pre-Saxon in origin if they are part of the 'long ditch' from which Long Ditton gets its name. Noted by D Field. (165)
Excavation by M G O'Connell and R J Poulton for SCC and DOE located only unstratified pottery and no features from an area producing RB pottery found by Ann Watson in fieldwalking near the scheduled bath-house site. A later trench by R J Poulton following geophysical survey also failed to locate any surviving features. (158 and 166)
Excavation of a folly, a ‘ruined Abbey’, by Sarah Peterson for Painshill Park Trust Ltd. At least three major phases recorded: (i) a rectangular brick building with underfloor heating of the early to mid-18th century; (ii) the building partly demolished and partly reused with the later 18th century ‘Abbey’ facade; (iii) the original building’s remaining walls robbed out in the mid-19th century (?).
Trial excavation by S Nelson for NAS [now EEHAS] in advance of redevelopment revealed an area of rammed flint cobbling sealing RB material; thought to be a yard rather than part of Stane Street. (187)
Trial excavation and site watching by S Nelson for NAS [now EEHAS] in advance of redevelopment revealed no RB features and only a few RB sherds. (187)
Animal bones, including several of horse and cattle, and two fragments of 1st century AD pottery from a buried watercourse noted in gravel extraction and reported by J J Chapman. Map ref centered
Neolithic/EBA flint concentration noted by Ann Watson in tree clearance in advance of motorway construction.
Work on the follies continued under the direction of Lesley Howes for the Painshill Park Trust. The site of the Turkish Tent was located and the temple of Bacchus and the Grotto were excavated.
Excavation in advance of redevelopment, by R J Poulton and M G O’Connell for SCC and DoE, revealed (May) a wall foundation and traces of another robbed out in the outer court (south), and (August) a probable wall of the stable block and half of the outer gatehouse.