Guildford

Guildford Castle

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.

Follyhatch, West Wyke

Scatter of 13th/14th century pottery and roof tile found in field walking by P M G Jones. Also noted Were a large area of calcined flints centred SU 912 510 and a large mound with brick debris at SU 911 512. These may be associated with post-medieval brick and tile production. (226)

Clandon Park area

Two RB sites (one with tile and 4th century pottery, the other with 1st to 4th century sherds) and two medieval sites further south (one with 14th-16th century material, the other with shell-tempered pottery) discovered in fieldwalking by P M G Jones.

Skemp Pond, Farley Heath

Large pieces of greensand and some 20 pieces of RB tile found in root plate of fallen tree and recorded by Judie English. It is suggested that the pond is related to medieval enclosures and the tile and greensand represents paving to protect its edges from erosion. (231)

Farley Heath

Survey of medieval field systems carried out by Judie English. A bank was sectioned for environmental analysis; it had a small ditch under it apparently too large to be merely for marking out. No clear evidence for early land surfaces survived. Continuing damage by treasure hunters to the RB temple site was noted.

Newark Priory

Small-scale excavations were undertaken by D Batchelor for HBMC to check for plough damage. Priory remains located in 1928/9 were rediscovered and the depth of ploughing established. (242; see SyAC 80, 231-2)

72-74 High Street, Guildford

Observation by D G Bird for SCC of refurbishment of medieval undercroft as tourist centre. The floor and steps from the street were carefully cleaned with the assistance of the Guildford Group of SyAS. The steps were shown to be much repaired but with an apparently original core; they survived best through the entrance where unfortunately they had to be removed except for a few centimetres to mark the original line. The floor was apparently of brick (probably to be dated to the 17th century) over the natural chalk; there was no sign of a medieval floor.

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