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Brethren’s Meeting Hall, West Street, Farnham

Evaluation by T Smith of Bristol & Region Archaeological Services recovered evidence for flint-working consisting of microdebitage, including complete and broken flakes and one small exhausted pyramid core of probable Mesolithic date. Recovery patterns suggested the assemblage was evenly distributed within the gravel deposits. No knapping concentrations were evident and it is likely that any former ground surfaces were removed during later landscaping, probably in advance of the construction of the Brethren’s Hall.

Dockenfield Farm

Excavation by A and D Graham of SyAS, and the Basingstoke Archaeological and Historical Society, of a Romano-British tile kiln. The kiln was in operation during the late 3rd and early 4th centuries, based on the dating of pottery and tile cutaways, and largely producing tegulae. The excavation followed fieldwalking and a geophysical survey

Lower Old Park, Farnham

Geophysical survey in 2014 by A Sassin and D and A Graham of SyAS on a site first noted by J Hampton on an aerial photograph. The survey confirmed the presence of a probable Late Iron Age/early Romano-British farmstead enclosure. Roman roof tile and pottery was noted during the survey and coins and other objects of Roman date from the same area have been recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

Windrush House, Windrush Close, Bramley

Evaluation by S Reynish of COT revealed a number of ditches and a possible pit or tree-throw hollow. The larger ditches were aligned parallel to existing field boundaries, which could suggest these are former field boundaries, with the smaller ditches as internal drainage gullies or enclosures. For the most part these features remained undated, and the only find recovered – a Late Iron Age or Romano-British loomweight fragment – was considered to be residual.

Land at Knowle Lane, Cranleigh

Geophysical survey by ASE showed that evidence for archaeological features was sparse, although several linear and discrete anomalies of possible archaeological origin were detected. Linear anomalies representing former agricultural activity across the areas currently under cultivation, indicate the continued use of the site as arable land. Some areas of strong magnetic disturbance were thought to possibly mask underlying features with a weaker magnetic signature.

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