Soil stripping, mapping and sampling of four large areas by A Thorne of ASE. Area one revealed a series of linear features and scattered pits and postholes, probably of Roman date and representing agricultural activity. Substantial evidence of post-medieval and modern field systems was also present in both above and below-ground forms. Areas two and three were badly truncated and damaged, but revealed similar evidence for agricultural land management and activity in the Late Iron Age/Early Roman periods. Area four revealed only a single post-medieval linear feature.
Reigate & Banstead
Watching brief by A Margatts of ASE carried out during cable trenching works. A single feature, possibly a palaeochannel, was revealed, but little else of note was recorded in what was a limited investigation.
Evaluation by D Hopkinson of ASE. No finds or features of archaeological significance were revealed on a site that appeared to have been horizontally truncated, probably during the construction of the school.
Oxford Archaeology undertook a staged programme of archaeological work at Priory Park, Reigate, Surrey, during May-July 2005 on behalf of Reigate and Banstead Borough Council and Land Use Consultants. This programme included a desk-based assessment, walkover survey, geophysical survey and trenched evaluation. Most of the fieldwork was targeted at elucidating the location and layout of the medieval Reigate Priory, and the post-Dissolution development of the Priory as a residence set in landscaped parkland.
Oxford Archaeology South (OAS) was commissioned by Andrew Josephs Ltd, on behalf of J and J Franks Ltd, to undertake an archaeological evaluation of land at Mercers Farm, near Nutfield, Surrey (centred on TQ 3050 5200) ahead of proposed mineral extraction. The work was undertaken between 3rd - 27th January 2012. A total of 94 trenches were excavated across the site. Evidence was found for activity from three main periods: the earliest spanning the late Bronze Age to early Iron Age; medieval agricultural use; and post-medieval activity.
Archaeology South-East were commissioned by Rider Levett Bucknall on behalf of their client Surrey County Council to carry out an evaluation on land at Sandcross Junior School, Sandcross Lane, Reigate (NGR 524901 148763) prior to the construction of an extension to the school buildings and modification of the playing field. The work was undertaken between 24th October 2011 and 26th October 2011.
Building survey identified several phases starting in c1452
Evaluation by A Forshaw of ASE revealed an infilled boundary ditch of post-medieval date and a shallow gully.
Evaluation by G Priestley-Bell of ASE identified walls and hardstandings relating to the late 18th century and early 19th century development of the site by the Philanthropic Society’s Farm School. A large, probably late 19th to early 20th century rubbish pit was recorded on the northern edge of the site. Made-ground and evidence of significant truncation relating to the 20th century redevelopment and landscaping of the site were widespread.
Excavation by T Munnery of ASE of two of seven identified areas (SMS1 and WB6) highlighted as being of archaeological significance following evaluation (SyAC 94, 364).