Archaeological assessment by N Bannister for the Woodlands Trust of secondary woodland on a former site of Knaphill Nursery, a late 19th century internationally renowned commercial nursery. The most common earthworks revealed were boundary banks, the structure and form of which suggest that they originated as field boundaries. Depressions occurring within the wood may be bomb craters.
Evaluation by J Robertson of SCAU revealed footings and drains of a Victorian or Edwardian house that once existed on the site, but no finds or features of archaeological interest.
Evaluation by G Hayman of SCAU revealed no finds or features of archaeological interest.
Excavation by D Bird of SCC in the garden of Vine Cottage to test the results of geophysical survey undertaken by A and D Graham of SyAS and locate a buried stone wall reportedly found in 1832; this was thought possibly to be the chapel mentioned in medieval documents, associated with Sutton manor. A recorded anomaly was found to be a recent garden path and no medieval finds were made. This accords with the results of the excavations of 1978–86, in that there is very little evidence to suggest medieval activity near Vine Cottage (381)
Watching brief by T Howe of SCC during the creation of a tennis court revealed a post-medieval wall.
Evaluation by G Dennis of MoLAS across a stream seen on historic maps, and which geotechnical work had reported as containing timbers within alluvial deposits. The two trenches revealed that the stream had been scoured out in the last century and a land drain inserted at its base. The only finds recovered were sherds from a china bowl from the nearby Brookwood Asylum.
Watching brief by N Marples and N Shaikhley of SCAU during tree stump removal did not reveal any finds or features of archaeological interest.