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
Excavation by R J Poulton for SCAU and SCC (County Engineer's Department) in advance of the construction of the relief road showed that post-medieval evidence had been removed by the construction of a car park. Evidence of medieval occupation survived, including various 12th/13th century pits apparently indicating the first settlement in this part of the town, although late Saxon pottery was also discovered and must indicate nearby occupation. (257; report in SyAC 85, 177-186)
Observation of building work by K D Graham revealed little except evidence for an old channel of the Wey.
Report by K D Graham that a repositioned, probably 16th century, stone fireplace was located in a repair work. It was built into the inner face of the outer bailey wall south of the chapel in a section which seems to be a repair, perhaps of Civil War period damage.(257)
Observation by K D Graham of building works located medieval pottery and associated occupation levels.
Reported that A J Clark is to carry out geophysical surveys of the moated site (TQ 050 352) and of the bloomery site located in the previous year by Judie English in golf course construction. Further details of worked flint scatters reported last year are now available. It is noted that all four sites are slightly raised above the general level. Pat Nicolaysen helped to identify the flint types, which are as follows:
Evaluation of the site for a supermarket by R J Poulton for SCAU and the Co-operative Wholesale Society. Archaeological features were revealed and then formally excavated. The pottery recovered dates from the 9th to the 13th centuries and the features uncovered seem to indicate the presence of a farmstead on the site during that period. (257)
Fieldwalking as a first stage of evaluation in advance of mineral extraction by S P Dyer for SCAU and Pioneer Aggregates UK Ltd. A number of clay pits were found across the area, presumably indicating clay was being dug for pottery manufacture. A quantity of Roman period pottery was found and it is known that this region had a widespread pottery industry from the 1st century AD onwards. However, a number of 16th and 17th century pot sherds, some apparently manufacturing wasters, were also found.