Green Lane East, Wanborough

Geophysical survey and evaluation led by D Graham of SyAS. Magnetometry revealed an 8m-wide, north--south oriented, straight, double-ditched linear anomaly, various other anomalies and signs of ridge-and-furrow ploughing. A trench across one of the flanking ditches and extending across half the width of the linear anomaly revealed a raised trackway or ‘agger’, although there was no sign of metalling having been present. Probable Late Iron Age/early Roman pottery recovered from the ditch may date the feature but could be residual.

Former Guildford Fire Station, Ladymead, Guildford

Test pit evaluation by C Morris of AOC. The site is adjacent to the site that revealed a substantial scatter of worked flint, thought to represent the in-situ remains of a Late Upper Palaeolithic campsite (SyAC 99, 221), but it produced no Palaeolithic material. A small residual quantity of worked Mesolithic flint artefacts was recovered. A shallow ditch on the western side of the site produced Late Iron Age pottery and Roman pottery and flue tile; a further ditch produced slag and Roman tile fragments.

Ash Green Lane water mains replacement, Tongham Moor to Pound Farm Lane, Tongham

Archaeological monitoring by E Govier of Border Archaeology Ltd revealed a series of furrows that appeared to be the result of ploughing. However, while they were considered too narrow and tightly spaced to represent open-field ridge-and-furrow cultivation, their irregular morphology did not appear to reflect modern ploughing. Pottery recovered from top- and subsoil during the strip ranged in date from the Roman to the later post-medieval/modern periods.

Wix Farm Barns, Epsom Road, West Horsley

Historic building recording by G Elliott and D Milbank of TVAS of two barns and the adjoining cart-shed and stables. In their original form, both barns were for threshing and consisted of five bays with waggon entrances within the central bay. The south-west barn is largely unchanged from its original form. The north-west barn has been altered, with the removal of the covered waggon entrance and possibly a north aisle. A sixth bay was added to its west end and the roof extended further to include stables and a cart-shed. Another stable block abuts the south wall.

Land at 12 Guildown Avenue, Guildford

Archaeological monitoring of soil stripping by L Lewins of TVAS revealed seven graves containing the remains of at least ten individuals. A minimum of two phases of burial were identified, characterised by those displaying an expected burial form for furnished early medieval burials, and later non-normative graves. Recovered artefacts and radiocarbon dating indicates that this part of the Guildown cemetery was in use over an extended period of time spanning the 6th to 11th centuries AD. The majority of skeletons were buried in supine and extended positions.


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