Baynards Park, Cranleigh

Soil-stripping, mapping and sample excavation by P Riccoboni of ASE on the site of the former Victorian mansion, following evaluation in 2004. The foundations of the structure were revealed to have been extensively robbed, although the cellars of the house had survived. No structural evidence for the preceding Elizabethan mansion that is known to have existed on the site was seen, although a single ditch containing 16th--17th century pottery was recorded beyond the footprint of the Victorian structure.

Hascombe hillfort

Earthwork survey and magnetometry survey by R Hooker and J English of SyAS. The earthwork survey recorded the current condition of the monument, as well as cataloguing later landscape features, part of the remains of Hascombe medieval deer park pale, and evidence for recent damage to the site through falling trees. A number of slight linear features were discernible from the magnetometry survey, but little other convincing evidence of human occupation within the interior of the fort was discovered.

Kings Arms Royal Hotel, Godalming

Evaluation on land to the rear of the property by J Lewis of TVAS revealed two pits and a posthole, all containing post-medieval material. A number of earlier but unstratified finds from the site included Neolithic/Bronze Age flints, a single sherd of Roman pottery, and a small assemblage of medieval pottery. These could represent some earlier activity in the area, but might equally have been imported to the site through the agricultural manuring process.

St Mary’s church, Chiddingfold

Osteological analysis of human remains removed during excavation works, by L Sibun of ASE. The material was found to be in a poor state of preservation and highly fragmented. The minimum number of individuals represented was calculated as nine. No pathological lesions were noted, although only one skeleton was anything approached completeness. All the remains were estimated to date from the 19th--20th centuries.

Runfold Quarry, Farnham

Excavation and watching brief by R Lambert of SCAU during mineral extraction works. The initial watching brief during site-stripping revealed more extensive activity than expected, including field boundaries, enclosure ditches, roundhouse ring gullies, and numerous pits, postholes and waterholes, apparently belonging to the later Iron Age and early Roman periods. The main phase of excavation divided the site into three areas -- B, C and X. Area B showed Late Iron Age--early Roman period settlement activity in the form of ditches, pits, postholes, and waterholes.


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