Observation of redevelopment by Julia Arthur for Guildford Museum. A medieval pit was recorded but two chalk-lined wells and chalk cellars with medieval pottery could only be noted.
First reports of discovery of late IA and Roman Republican coins by metal detector users, followed by the first looting raids.
Excavation by D .1 Field for LTRG of a further defence section. It again showed a feature like a ditch terminal; possibly the ditch is discontinuous. A sample of the initial fill was dated to the mid 1st century AID by A.1 Clark. (206)
Observation by Ann Watson of the laying of drainage pipes in the field to the north of the church; nothing of archaeological interest noted.
Testing of sub-floor levels by D G Bird for SCC and Guildford Group of SyAS in advance of reflooring. No archaeologically significant features were noted except for the possible remains of a wall along the line of the north aisle columns. The lower part of the north wall interior–made of reused material including window mouldings – was recorded by photography.
Excavation by Barbara Blatchford, G Hayes and Audrey Monk for Guildford Group of SyAS in advance of redevelopment of a site on the west bank of the Wey; small deep trenches suggested that the Park Street frontage had been in use since the 13th/14th century while there was no occupation closer to the river as the area was clearly subject to flooding. (217)
Following the discovery of tunnels in the chalk at Langton Priory (SIHG 17), similar features have been found in the locality at Weygate. (SIHG 28)
Geophysical survey and excavation by A J Clark and the Guildford Group of SyAS recorded a road-like feature running NNE–SSW, possibly part of a Roman road, seen on an aerial photograph.
Excavation by M G O'Connell for SyAS, SCC, Conoco UK, 130 MC and many other sponsors to rescue the site from damage by vandals using metal detectors, who were found to have destroyed an area of some 300m5. The foundations of a Romano-Celtic temple of the usual double square pattern were discovered, and the building located in 1979 was further examined. They were probably contemporary. The temple post-dated a black layer, provisionally thought to contain material of the mid 1st to mid 2nd centuries, with which were associated a number of items of bronze priestly regalia (figs 1, 2).
Water tower by Barratt, Exalt & Andrews, Engineers, Reading, on the SE Railway's Reading to Tonbridge line revealed during tree felling prior to redevelopment. (SIHG 35)