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
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.