Godalming Museum, Godalming

Report by N Cowell on dendrochronological work. Behind the Georgian and modern façade of the building lie two much older timber-framed buildings, one of which, a ‘Wealden’ house, was thought to date to about 1500. However, the dendrochronological work has shown it to date to between the Springs of 1445 and 1446. (390)

Whitebeech, Chiddingfold

Evaluation by A and D Graham of SyAS to investigate the results of the 2002 fieldwalking survey. A concentrated area of tesserae revealed a short distance away from the area of the main villa complex was examined. A substantial post pit was revealed, possibly part of a large timber building. The backfill contained tesserae and the feature is therefore likely to be Roman in date. However, the main surface dump of tesserae probably comes from the nearby 19th century excavations on the site.

A3 Hindhead

Geophysical survey by K Sabin of Archaeological Surveys to test whether geophysics was likely to be a useful evaluation technique in advance of the relocation of the road. Magnetometry identified a series of positive linear anomalies, although the overall conclusion was that the soils of the area were likely to produce no better than moderate results, and that there existed pockets of sandy geology where the method may be totally ineffective.

Charles Hill Cottages, Charleshill

Investigation by J and P Wardle and M Rubra of SyAS. A series of chalk and flint footings discovered by the owner, which appeared to be the remains of a fairly recent structure probably removed in the early 1960s, were examined. The property lies on the route of the GCHQ Stop Line, although there was no conclusive evidence for a military connection to the structure. (394)


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