Evaluation by S Winterton of WA revealed a substantial thickness of made-ground overlying truncated natural geology. No archaeological features or deposits were observed.
Watching brief by G Potter of CA during the excavation of a new drain connection within the Scheduled area of the Benedictine Chertsey Abbey (SM no 23002) revealed no finds or features of archaeological significance.
Evaluation by H Knight of MOLA revealed natural sands and gravels largely truncated by 20th century development. The only archaeological feature, along the northern edge of the site, was a roadside ditch, cut by a later, wider ditch containing 18th–19th century roof tile.
Watching brief by P Alexander of PCA during the excavation of geotechnical test pits revealed no evidence of archaeological deposits.
Conducted in 2014, evaluation by N Randall of SCAU confirmed that an area in the far north-west of the churchyard was free of burials, cremations and archaeological features.
Historic building recording by V Pieterson of WA of Crossland’s Bungalow, which was built c 1879 and was designed by the architect W H Crossland as a home for himself and his family while he oversaw the construction of the Founder’s Building.
Evaluation by J Latham of WA revealed no finds or features of archaeological significance.
Evaluation by H Nicholls of ASE recorded a large ditch, probably a post-medieval field boundary, in the south of the site, while a series of shallow gullies in the north of the site were interpreted as plantings rows or irrigation channels. One was dated as 18th to mid-19th century, with a small assemblage of finds of the same date range recovered from the topsoil.
Evaluation by G Trimble of APS (Archaeological Project Services) revealed pits and ditches indicating the presence of an Iron Age domestic settlement within the north-eastern part of the site with the presence of hammerscale in one of the pits providing evidence of ironworking. A subsequent strip, map and record of the area revealed a total of 22 features of archaeological interest. Two main phases of activity were identified encompassing the Early/Middle Iron Age and, to a lesser extent, the 10th–12th centuries.