Following removal of the pebble-dashing from the Great Gate at the castle the underlying medieval stonework and a window/arrowslit were revealed and recorded photographically by D Graham of SyAS.
Watching brief by G Pattison of SCAU and A and D Graham of SyAS during internal alterations to the north transept, choir and crossing. Evidence for both in-situ and disturbed burials was recorded beneath the floor, in the form of vaults, gravestones and disarticulated, disturbed bone. The bases of the choir arch were also exposed, but no evidence was revealed of the remains of the earlier structure, noted in 2003 observations in the nave.
Evaluation by J Robertson and G Hayman of SCAU of the remainder of the stage 2 mineral extraction site. A small number of features were revealed that might have been related to evidence for field systems found nearby previously, and possibly tree clearance. However a lack of dating evidence precluded firm identification.
Evaluation by D Graham of SyAS, to investigate a potential barrow site, newly recognized following heather clearance in the area. On-site results were inconclusive, although the feature did appear to be man-made in origin. Environmental samples are still undergoing analysis.
Historic landscape survey commissioned by Waverley Borough Council, SCC and SyAS, and undertaken under the direction of C Currie of CKCA, to update a previous assessment of the area as an ASHLV. The work clarified a number of anomalies in the original assessment and in the SMR, and identified the inclusion of duplicated and misinterpreted sites.
Following on from work in 2002, a further area of the park was subject to a metal detector survey directed by D Graham of SyAS. A further scatter of shot, probably of Civil War date and of various types, was recovered and once again there were concentrations of finds in particular places.
Excavation of a test pit by C McDerment as part of the Time Team `Big Dig’ revealed finds reported as being modern.
Watching brief by G Pattison of SCAU and D and A Graham of SyAS during alterations. A number of burial vaults and inhumations were recorded below the church floor, most of which was lifted and re-laid. Evidence for the remains of a pre-12th century church was also recorded, in the form of wall footings and truncated floor deposits.
Evaluation by P Jones of SCAU prior to residential development revealed no finds or features of archaeological interest.
Watching brief by R Lambert of SCAU recovered a small amount of abraded medieval material from the topsoil, probably imported during manuring, but no features were revealed