Excavation and observation by K D Graham for FDMS in advance of redevelopment. A few RB and medieval sherds were found in trial trenching, and several pits and ditches of late to post-medieval date were observed in development. One large ditch running north-west–south-east may be part of hastily-erected Civil War defences. It had apparently been rapidly backfilled, and contained pottery consistent with a mid-17th century date. (227)
Resistivity survey by FDMS, reported by K D Graham. Results seemed to indicate an 8m wide ditch running east to west to the south of the south front of the Castle and turning north round its east side (fig 2). It is probably the dry ditch referred to in medieval documents. Three possible structures were also located: one east of Fox's Tower; one possibly a turret on the curtain wall and one near the existing gatehouse. (224)
Observation of building work by N P Barker and D G Bird for SCC revealed that this building was originally a hall house probably of the 15th century. The remains of an open hearth were noted: a few tiles set on edge in yellow clay, burnt red in places and set on a rough stone base.
Excavation by Judie English and K D Graham for WAAC in advance of construction of Godalming Relief Road located only modern disturbance, an undated floor of Bargate slabs and a post-setting which may have been part of the timber-framed building known to have stood on this site. (229)
Excavation by R J Poulton for SCC (and County Engineer), in conjunction with dismantling of 16th century building for the Weald & Downland Museum, revealed shallow foundations for the timber building with levelling to accommodate the slope of the hill. Only 16th century pottery was found in the floor levels. A layer of 12th century pottery was found at the northern end of the site, apparently relating to occupation on the High Street frontage. (246)
Report by K D Graham of fieldwalking of the A3 improvement scheme, which revealed little except a concentration of RB pottery and tile near the Hurtmore Crossroads. Another find of RB material was tested and found to be redeposited, perhaps from earlier work on the A3. Previous finds of RB material by the Godalming Group of SyAS may relate to this site. (230)
Excavation by R J Poulton for SCC, Kent Developments, WAAC and Waverley BC in advance of redevelopment located evidence for the town ditch. It was 8.5m wide and 2.4m deep and the upper levels had been lost by levelling which had also removed any medieval occupation evidence from the site. Dating evidence suggested that the ditch was dug soon after AD 1200 and had already been infilled by the mid 13th century.
Excavation by K D Graham for FDMS in advance of redevelopment located no early features and only one fragment of medieval pottery. The site had probably been levelled in association with the construction of Ivy House c1700. 19th century features were recorded, and some evidence relating to the mid-late 19th century corset factory. (236)
Report by Judie English of discovery of blast furnace slag near the ploughed-out moated site. There is documentary evidence for a link to a known but previously unlocated ironworker.
Observation by Judie English of golf course construction revealed four worked flint scatters and late 12th/early 13th century pottery associated with tapping slag from a bloomery site close to the known moated site