Trial excavation by D.M. Longley for SyAS and DOE revealed only one sherd of RB pottery and no features.
Trial excavation by M G O'Connell for SCC and DOE, before redevelopment, located only 18th and 19th century features cut into the natural subsoil. (164)
Excavation by D Barker for Egham by Runnymede Historical Society in advance of redevelopment located LBA features immediately below a gravel surface of c AD 1660. Large quantities of later 17th and early 19th century material were recovered from rubbish pits. (166)
Recording by M G O'Connell and R J Poulton for SCC of features revealed in gravel pit section and originally noted by D Barker. Fragments of wooden piles recovered but unfortunately no dating evidence.
Excavation by P M Jones revealed evidence of late RB settlement on the opposite bank of the Thames to Staines, alongside the presumed RB bridging point.
Site watching of topsoil removal before gravel extraction by J J Chapman for SAFG revealed no features and only two flints and one fragment of RB pottery.
Fieldwalking by SAFG revealed no finds of note.
Small-scale excavation by R.J Poulton for SCC arid Runnymede BC to check a newly uncovered section probably of the precinct wall. It proved to overlie levels with Saxo-Norman pottery below 1.5m in depth. Human remains were recovered by P Larkin of Chertsey Museum in observation of small-scale work in the Abbey cemetery area.
Finds made in gravel digging, probably from a former watercourse, included a 10th century BC Wilburton type sword and a complete oval bronze IA shield, dated by a sample of the handle's wooden core to between 400 and 200 BC. (See this volume for a note on the shield)
Fieldwork by P M G Jones and R J Poulton for SCC and HMBC located and recorded a section through a BA occupation site revealed in gravel working. Finds included pottery, a barbed and tanged arrowhead and a human skull. A ground stone axe was previously discovered by workmen.