Land at the corner of Pyrcroft Road and Guildford Street, Chertsey

Excavation and a watching brief by D Hopkinson of AOC, for Countryside Properties (Commercial) PLC, of the site of Phase 5 of the Chertsey Revitalisation Scheme, following an evaluation in 1997. The earliest evidence revealed was a series of intercutting Saxo-Norman gullies, apparently demarcating an enclosure extending to the north and west, with an opening in its south east corner. A series of pits and ditches of 14th - mid 16th century date appear to be the next phase of activity. Two major ditches of this date defined plots alongside Guildford Street.

Sandgates, Guildford Road, Chertsey

Evaluation by G Hull of TVAS, for The Berkeley Group PLC, in advance of the construction of a private medical clinic. No direct evidence for a post-medieval house on the site (demolished in the 19th century) was found, although possible indications of its gardens were recorded. Much of the site appeared to have been terraced and landscaped, removing any earlier structural remains. Some of the 17th century pottery recovered suggests the presence of a kiln nearby during this period.

Coldharbour Lane, Thorpe

A watching brief was maintained by J Robertson of SCAU, for RMC Aggregates (UK) Ltd, on soil stripping in advance of mineral extraction. The site revealed no features of archaeological interest, although stray finds recovered include two struck flints and a sherd of Saxon grass-tempered pottery. Fragments of burnt flint and pieces of medieval and post-medieval tile were observed over much of the stripped area.

Wey Manor Farm, Addlestone

Watching brief carried out by M Dover of SCAU on stripping of area in advance of mineral extraction. Ditches, probably belonging to a field system, were traced in several locations. Pottery recovered was of later Bronze Age date, and in one area was of a sufficient quantity to suggest a settlement site in the near vicinity. Further work is planned.


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