Excavation by Dr A.G. Crocker for the University of Surrey Archaeological Society and Department of Adult Education (fourth season, 1975). Various features of 13th to 17th century date were located at the north end of the moated island, and part of the manor house was also found. (129; summary report in SyAC 97)
A trial trench by R J Poulton for SCC and DOE and in conjunction with Guildford Museum, in advance of redevelopment, revealed only 17th century material, probably related to the building of the hospital, and more modern garden soil. (166)
Watching brief by M G O'Connell for SCC and DOE allowed detailed recording of street front of 13th century undercroft and location of the original steps from the High Street. (164)
A trial trench by M G O'Connell for SCC and DOE located a gently curving flint foundation wall of possibly the 2nd or 3rd century AD. (164)
Apparently unrecorded earthwork investigated by G Elmore, D J Field and Pat Nicolaysen. An approximately oval enclosure some 400 yards by 200 with a bank and external ditch on three sides disturbed on the south by ‘recent’ quarrying.
Two pieces of wood recovered by contractors from the River Wey, recorded by D G Bird for SCC, on information by D Chapman. One piece was a stake with rough notches, the other a tree trunk split (? deliberately) down the middle. Both had evidently been buried for some time but no firm dating was possible.
18m deep well sealed beneath 18th century brick floor recorded by Julia Arthur for Guildford Museum. It was cut deep into the natural chalk, the top 4.5m being chalk lined.
Salvage excavation early in the year by Julia Arthur for Guildford Museum located walls shown on the 1739 plan. Later excavation recovered much medieval pottery, a substantial proportion being Saxo-Norman, some medieval building material, two hearths and a probable wall, six largely complete and articulated animal skeletons and a dumbbell-shaped limekiln (probably 12th century).
Reported by M J Alexander that redevelopment and refurbishment had revealed a 15th century crown post roof and evidence suggesting that the building had been designed from the first as a: shop. A 13th century pit (or pits) was partially excavated behind the building by Julia Arthur.
Excavation by Julia Arthur for Guildford Museum revealed only five postholes, one associated with 17th century pottery.