A watching brief on groundworks for a new golf course, by Rob Poulton of SCAU for Barrelfield Golf Network, revealed no features of archaeological interest.
Observation by S P Dyer for SCAU and SCC of earthmoving for bridge replacement did not locate anything of archaeological interest. (282)
Observation of building works (in 1991) by J Boas for Guildford Museum revealed a chalk block wall and a floor of crushed chalk. The wall may relate to late 18th century farm buildings. (284)
Observation of building works by GMVEU located evidence for a deep quarry, probably predating the mid-19th century Stoke Brewery known on the site, and 17th to 19th century pottery. Many stamped bottles associated with the brewery were stolen from the site. (282)
Barrel-vaulted structure identified as the remains of a medieval undercroft by GMVEU. (282)
A number of small 17th century and later finds recovered from beneath the floorboards by GMVEU. (282)
Several features identified by GMVEU during building works, including four pits and a ditch containing 12th to 13th century pottery; a mid-13th century well; a 17th century brick-lined kiln and other evidence for industrial activity; 18th and 19th century pits. (282)
Test excavations in advance of alteration and extension of the buildings, by Graham Hayman of SCAU for Triggs Turner Investment Co, recorded several pits and some walling of 17th-18th century date. Beneath these features, pits, postholes and stake holes of late 12th-early 13th century date were found. The majority of the pits had been used for domestic rubbish disposal. One very large feature is presumed to have been produced by quarrying for chalk. Levelling into the slope for building had truncated features towards the rear of the site.
Chalk block wall 1.25m wide recorded by GMVEU in gas main trench. The wall was possibly the same as another noted by contractors on the western side of South Hill. The possibility of the wall being part of the castle bailey wall is discussed. (283)
Finds located by GMVEU in contractors' cores included 12th to 19th century pottery. (282)