A watching brief by R Poulton of SCAU for Clive Thomson, on works associated with a new house and garage, found that the area had been extensively disturbed by previous development; no features or finds of archaeological interest were noted.
Evaluation by G Hayman of SCAU for Mrs E Bickley, of a site proposed for residential development immediately south of the ramparts of the hillfort. An undisturbed soil profile was recorded, but no features or finds of archaeological interest
A watching brief by R Poulton & N Hembrey of SCAU, for Elmbridge Borough Council, on works to underpin the foundations of the house, which lies within the scheduled site of Oatlands Palace. A brick wall of the Tudor palace was observed, which may be associated with the Buttery, based on Gough’s drawing c1600.
A watching brief by J Robertson of SCAU, for the Parochial Church Council, was kept on works close to the village church. Only rubble debris, possibly resulting from the building of the church hall in the 1960s, was recovered.
Evaluation by S Weaver of TVAS for Fairclough Homes Ltd, in advance of redevelopment. The recovery of a few pieces of grass-tempered Saxon pottery led to further evaluation by S Ford of TVAS, however no associated features were identified. It is likely that the Saxon and later medieval pottery recovered are the result of activities such as manuring. (310)
A watching brief was maintained by M Dover of SCAU on the groundworks for extensions to the school, for SCC’s Property Services Dept. No features or finds of archaeological interest were noted. (321)
Evaluation by R Poulton of SCAU, for Orbit Housing Association and Hunting Gate Partnership, in advance of residential redevelopment. No features or finds of archaeological interest were revealed. Part of the site was found to have been badly disturbed and the remainder to be covered by alluvial deposits - suggesting the site was too low lying, and therefore wet, to have been attractive to ancient settlement. (321)
Evaluation by G Hayman of SCAU, for Balfour Beatty, in advance of works relating to the widening of the M25. No features or finds of archaeological interest were noted. (314)
Evaluation by C Cowan and S Jones of MoLAS, for Antler Homes, in advance of construction of a replacement house within the hillfort. The trial trenching revealed late post-medieval remains including a brick and tile drain and a small area of sunken brick flooring, but no evidence for earlier activity.
Historic landscape survey by C Currie, for SCC’s Planning Dept, as part of the process for considering designation as an Area of Historic Landscape Value. The most frequent earthwork features on the commons are the large number of substantial parallel ridges, some up to 3m high and extending for over 100m. Most of the identified groupings surround former quarries, lending support to the theory that these features are related to mineral extraction. The remains of conventional quarrying are also highly visible, both as quarry pits and spoil mounds.