Watching brief by A Brown of ADAS on service trenching close to the known Bronze Age barrows. No finds or features of archaeological interest were revealed.
Building recording and assessment by PAYE Conservation on the Dietterlin-style entry gate pillars prior to their repositioning and restoration. The pillars are assessed as being of typical Jacobean style, although they are recorded in the listing as being 18th century in the Mannerist style. Previous 20th century repairs, using inappropriate materials, were found to have accelerated their deterioration. The gates and pillars are recorded as present in the 1680s (SyAC 50, 102).
Evaluation by T Brown of CA targeting areas not investigated during previous archaeological work associated with redevelopment in 2001-2, identified significant areas of modern disturbance associated with subsequent construction in 2008. There were only two features of possible archaeological significance - an undated ditch that truncated an earlier undated ditch.
Watching brief of foundation trenches by J Frowde of PHFA revealed no features of archaeological significance, possibly due to the limited depth and extent of the groundworks, although twelve 19th century glass bottles were recovered during excavations following the demolition of an extension to the original school chapel.
Survey of and test pitting between the bell and disc barrows on Horsell Common, Woking (TQ 01446 59817) in 2009.
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Excavation of a trench across the westernmost bell barrow on Horsell Common by volunteers from SyAS under the direction of D and A Graham, with further assistance from members of the Horsell Common Preservation Society. The work, carried out in advance of footpath diversion and restoration works, highlighted that the barrow had been subject to a large number of 19th and 20th century interventions, but that much of the original structure survived intact. See D Graham, A Graham, N P Branch and M Simmonds, this volume, 125-40. (435)