Training Excavation by SHAHT, under the direction of G Cole, revealed evidence of possible prehistoric and post-medieval activity, including additional remains of timber buildings revealed during previous excavations on other areas of the site.
Survey undertaken under the direction of C Currie of CKCA, as part of the Community Archaeology Project for SCC and SyAS, to assess whether the study area was suitable for designation as an ASHLV. Both documentary research and fieldwork have added to existing knowledge of the area, and work is continuing in 2002.
Investigation by G Cole of SHAHT as part of an ongoing training programme, revealed mainly post-medieval features associated with land drainage.
Dendrochronological dating by M Bridge of EH to assist the ongoing work on the building and contribute to a reconsideration of its listed grading. The building contains a room with post-Dissolution paintings (317, 321), and a single timber in that room gave a likely felling period of AD1485--1517, slightly earlier than had been previously assumed for the wall on stylistic grounds.
Evaluation by S Deeves of PCA did not any finds or features of archaeological interest.
Evaluation by J Robertson of SCAU in advance of the creation of a new mooring basin revealed evidence of some levelling, and no finds or features of archaeological interest.
Continuation of survey work carried out under the direction of C Currie of CKCA, as part of the Community Archaeology Project for SCC and SyAS, to assess whether the study area was suitable for designation as an ASHLV. The survey examined a large expanse of heathland that appears to have seen little change since the Bronze Age. The poor sandy soils seem to have been abandoned late in this period, and the area subsequently became a heathland pasture, with little evidence of occupation.
Watching brief by R Poulton of SCAU during the construction of an extension and related works revealed evidence of 18th century and perhaps earlier activities.
Community Archaeology Project by A Guinness of Heritage Enterprise. LandSkip is a project creating art from rubbish working in conjunction with Esher College and Elmbridge Museum. Several small (2m2) trenches positioned across the bank of a disused 1950–60s dump were shallow-excavated by A Level Art students to demonstrate the process of excavation. A selection of the finds (bottles, shoes, plastic and paint tins) were removed from the site to create artwork for display in Elmbridge Museum.
Landscape survey and historic assessment by P Stevens of SHAHT. A number of landscape features were catalogued, including evidence for the former moated site. A resistivity survey by G James of SHAHT, conducted to identify the remains of the earlier medieval and Tudor manor houses, provided inconclusive results.