Report by K D Graham of fieldwork on the A3 improvement scheme. Little material was recovered, even near the known RB villa at Compton. A handful of RB tile was found at the southern end of this part of the road scheme, and a few struck flint flakes and sherds of medieval pottery were also recovered generally along the route. (229)
Location of Armada beacon suggested by M J Alexander in contrast to location proposed in SyAC 78, 1987, 103-8 by F Kitchen. (231). Supported by G Robinson. (232)
Evidence for medieval strip farming noted by O Davies including surviving ridge and furrow and some documentary evidence. (248)
Continuation of observation of golf course construction by Rob Poulton for SCAU and Marlin Estates Limited revealed nothing of interest.
Report by A G Crocker and Glenys Crocker that clearance of vegetation on the site, carried out during the winter, has revealed previously hidden bedstones, edge runner stones and water wheel pits.
Brief observation of site clearance by R J Poulton for SCAU revealed nothing of interest.
Excavation by R J Poulton for SyAS, SCAU and Guildford Borough Council in Castle Cliffe Gardens located a large deep ditch which had probably been largely infilled by the early 13th century. It is postulated that it was the original outer bailey ditch, filled in when the Castle was extended further south to the Quarry Street line in the 13th century, for the Royal Palace.
Small-scale excavation by Audrey Monk for Guildford Group of SyAS to test the site which was producing small abraded sherds of RB pottery and tile. A few more abraded RB sherds were found but it is thought doubtful that the excavation evidence supported the hypothesis of a Roman road. (257)
Observation by S P Dyer for SCAU and Golf Drive (UK) Ltd of golf course construction located a few struck flint flakes but no other finds or features of interest.
Investigation by Audrey Monk and Barbara Blatchford for the Guildford Group of SyAS of sections revealed by removal of the swimming pool and trial holes dug by contractors, to check for traces of the medieval manor. Nothing of significance was found but the area had been very disturbed in recent times. (255)