Botleys Park moat, near Chertsey

Evaluation of a moated site which is to be partly restored during the creation of a public park, by J Robertson & R Poulton of SCAU for P & O Developments Ltd. Trenching across the line of the moat indicated that infilling had been recent. A number of sherds of whiteware of late 15th/early 16th century date were recovered from the inner side of the moat; a quantity of roof tile was also recovered, as was a quantity of slag. The moat is presumed to originate in the 12th-13th century, but no evidence for occupation at that date was recovered from these limited excavations. (300)

Botleys Mansion, Chertsey

An evaluation of building debris, by R Poulton of SCAU for P&O Developments, following a fire at the 18th century mansion (listed grade II*). The ground floor rooms are intended to be returned to their original appearance as far as possible. The evaluation of the front hall demonstrated that the ceiling plaster survived as a layer immediately over the floor. Some survived in relatively good condition, including substantial pieces of decorated work, which suggested restoration of the ceilings would be possible. Further work was subsequently carried out by Wessex Archaeology.

Thorpe Lea Nurseries, Egham

Excavation by G Hayman of SCAU for English Heritage and Hall Aggregates Ltd in advance of mineral extraction, following on from evaluation in 1992. Evidence of extensive occupation activity dating from the Bronze Age to the end of the Roman period was recorded. Features included ditches, pits and postholes, indicating distinct or reused settlement areas - at least one of which could be described as an enclosure. It is possible that the site was more or less continuously occupied throughout the first millennium BC to the end of the 4th century AD.

Former Katherine Wheel PH, Egham

Evaluation of this redevelopment site was carried out by G Hayman of SCAU for Clonlyon Investments Ltd. Although the site had quite extensive modern disturbance, a number of medieval features and layers were identified, presumably relating to occupation; the site lies within the historic centre of Egham. A subsequent watching brief on the redevelopment by M Dover of SCAU confirmed these results. (314)

Manor Farm, Egham

Evaluation by G Hayman of SCAU, for Runnymede Borough Council, of land proposed for development adjacent to the Manor Farm, which is medieval in date. No features of archaeological interest were recorded and the only finds were one piece of struck and one piece of burnt flint. (314)

81-84 High Street, Egham

Evaluation of this site by J Saunders of TVAS, for Prides Crossing Property Ltd and Cardale Developments Ltd, revealed little evidence for activity on the rear of the site except a possible medieval or post-medieval ditch and earlier pit. Towards the street frontage a sequence of medieval deposits was revealed, leading to area excavation. This confirmed the presence of deposits relating to occupation from the 12th century onwards, although the area of the street frontage itself was found to have been destroyed by basementing.

Town Lock, Weybridge

A watching brief was carried out by C Currie for the National Trust on repair works to this lock, also on the Wey Navigation. The drain down sluices at the eastern end of the lock were recorded. As with Coxes Lock, original 18th century fabric appeared to survive in the lower parts - in this case immediately around the lower gates.

Coxes Lock, Addlestone

A watching brief was carried out by C Currie, for the National Trust, on repair works to this lock on the Wey Navigation. The drain down sluices at the southern end of the lock were recorded. The upper brickwork of the lock appears relatively modern, but the lower parts, particularly below the lower gates, are probably original. A date stone inscribed ‘1770’ appears to be in situ.


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