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)
Scatter of 13th/14th century pottery and tile with blocks of Lower Greensland, Bargate and Chalk found by P M G Jones in field walking. More pottery and large amounts of medieval and post-medieval tile and brick were found at TQ 063 524. No good evidence for pottery manufacture was found but Crockery Lane may be linked in some way to a family of potters recorded in the Chertsey Abbey cartularies. (226)
Many pieces of waterlogged wood of various shapes and sizes found in deep sewer trench by Ann Watson. They were apparently sealed by a clay layer which also sealed probably prehistoric iron working sites recorded on the trench line further south at c TQ 058 599. One very large piece of wood was carefully shaped with cut rectangular holes. Preliminary dendrochronological analysis by I G Tyers suggests that C-14 dating would be of value.
Report by R A Shettle of fieldwork and observation over a number of years in Ladymead, 65 worked Mesolithic flints were recovered from a site on the edge of the Wey flood plain, including six cores, seven scrapers, blades, saws, and waster material. A late Neolithic or EBA flint arrowhead was also found. (223)
Small-scale excavation by R J Poulton for SCC and /Guildford Borough Council in advance of floodlighting by the keep. No features were noted but Medieval pottery was the first to be recovered from the mound.
Scatter of I3th/14th century pottery and roof tile found in field walking by P M G Jones. A second similar concentration, with blocks of Bargate stone, was located some 80m to the south-east at SU 946 495. (226)