Watching brief by N Shaikhley of SCAU, during the excavation of a small test pit prior to the installation of a lift. The wall foundations of the existing 18th century house were revealed, although no evidence for earlier structures suspected to be on the site was observed.
Evaluation by C Cowan of MoLAS during redevelopment revealed that the site had undergone comprehensive terracing in the recent past, and no finds or features of archaeological interest were revealed.
Evaluation and excavation by S Deeves of PCA revealed significant disturbance to the site and little of interest remained, except that in one small area flood plain deposits were found to have survived. Excavation of these deposits revealed evidence for an important occupation site datable to the later Mesolithic period, and involved the recovery of c 100,000–150,000 pieces of struck flint.
Evaluation by D Hart of LPA prior to residential redevelopment revealed a palaeochannel and two potential ditches, together with a relative abundance of Roman finds and evidence of post-medieval agricultural activity. The site is adjacent to a previously excavated Roman rural site and close to the villa building on Broadstreet Common. However, the evidence suggests that this area was largely beyond the curtilage of the main settlement.
Watching brief by J Robertson and N Shaikhley of SCAU during construction of an extension at the rear of the property following evaluation in 2002 revealed the area had already been disturbed. The well identified in the earlier evaluation was exposed and examined.
Observation by M Alexander of GM during conservation work on the Castle Keep revealed features hidden since the walls had been raised, including original crenellations and the position of an earlier roof. (371)
Conclusion of archaeological monitoring by J Pine of TVAS, following evaluation and excavation in 2001 and 2002. Little of interest was noted during piling activities on the site, although possible medieval features were recorded in excavations to create lift pits, and underpinning works revealed a chalk block wall of potential medieval date.
Inspection by R Poulton of SCAU of the roof of the mobilization centre during removal of a section of earth covering it in order to trace the cause of water ingress into the building.
Excavation by J Pine of TVAS on the site of the proposed University of Surrey expansion area. Three possible buildings, a four-post structure, isolated postholes, pits and gullies were recorded in one distinct area, together with isolated postholes, ditches and a gully. The majority of these features contained pottery, which was similar in type to that found during the 2002 evaluation, being of Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age date.
Excavation by NEHHAS adjacent to the course of a Second World War anti-tank ditch. No report or details of the results have been submitted.