Reigate & Banstead

Flanchford

Unusual stone from a late 12th/early 13th century context in excavation 1975/76 now identified by petrological analysis as burrstone from the Marne Valley, used for millstones, and implying a mill on this site 300 years before the first documentary evidence. Reported by R Ellaby. (Bulletin 156)

Old Vicarage Site, Reigate

Trial excavation (1977) by D.W. Williams for Holmesdale Archaeological Group, Reigate and Banstead Archaeological Co-ordination Committee and SyAS revealed features of 12th century date, and later medieval and more modern features. Further excavation by D.W. Williams and by D.G. Bird for SyAS and DOE revealed a large part of the plan of the medieval and later vicarage. (140 and 151)

16 Bell Street, Reigate

Excavation by D.W. Williams for Holmesdale Archaeological Group and SyAS (second season, 1975-6) located part of a 13th century building probably demolished in the 16th century, cut by a well or soakaway filled in in the 17th century, and an 18th century pit. South of this building was a revetted ditch filled in probably in the early 14th century, and traces of a possible outbuilding demolished in the 16th century. Other late finds were made. (128)

Brewery Yard, Reigate

Excavation by D.W. Williams for Holmesdale Archaeological Group and Reigate and Banstead Archaeological Co-ordination Committee located a possible stream or ditch, probably the boundary between town and Priory. It was backfilled in one operation c1590. (133) (See also above, pp 175-90)

Flanchford

Excavation by R.L. Ellaby for Holmesdale Archaeological Group and SyAS (reported Feb 1976) revealed a large mass of Mesolithic flints in soil redeposited over a 13th century site containing two firepits. (124)

Old Vicarage Site, Church Street, Reigate.

Excavation was carried out over the two years by D Williams for the Holmesdale Archaeological Group and SyAS, and in September-October 1974 by R J Poulton for SCC and DOE. The latter concentrated on the Saxo-Norman levels with several pits and some evidence for minor industry, suggesting that this area was the ‘backlands’ to a settlement closer to the parish church. A later trial trench on the Church Street frontage could not confirm this hypothesis because of late disturbance. A notable find was a probably Saxo-Norman bone skate.

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