4 St Mary’s Cottages, The Street, Frensham

Watching brief by D Graham of SyAS revealed no evidence for medieval or other occupation in the vicinity, although it is worth noting that medieval pottery has been recovered from fields immediately to the east of the village. This presumably means there was a settlement close to the church, albeit there was no evidence for it at 3 or 4 St Mary’s Cottages. However, it is still possible that the evidence for any previous street front developments could have been completely removed when the existing cottages were terraced into the slope in the 19th century.

Town centre, Farnham

Community test pitting in 2016 and 2017, directed by A Sassin and D Graham of SyAS. A total of fourteen 1m2 test pits excavated at Farnham Park, 5 Castle Street, the Windsor Almshouses, St Andrew’s Rectory on Upper Church Lane, the Old Vicarage and Coxbridge Farm revealed post-medieval and modern disturbance at the majority of the locations. Post-18th century finds were recovered from all locations but probable 12th–13th century contexts were recorded at the three sites within the known medieval town core (St Andrew’s Rectory, the Windsor Almshouses and 5 Castle Street).

Land at Somersbury Wood, Ewhurst

A magnetometry survey by K Armstrong of Tigergeo confirmed the location of the known glass-working site together with possible traces of associated woodland exploitation in the north-west of the site. Centrally, various linear anomalies may relate to further industrial use of the woodland, while known former field boundaries and trackways were located to the south-east. In the same area, an undated complex of possible linear enclosures and circular anomalies was discovered that may relate to settlement or farming activity.


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