Recording by C Currie of CKCA, of remains of a building revealed during fallen tree clearance. From map evidence, this would appear to be the northern half of the building known as Pigeon House Cottage.
Evaluation by C Greatorex of ASE on part of the former Brookwood Hospital site in advance of residential development. The area had been considerably disturbed by 20th century construction, and no finds or features of archaeological interest were revealed.
Evaluation by M Dover of SCAU in advance of office redevelopment. No firm dating evidence was recovered from the features that were revealed, but the large amounts of calcined flint and burnt clay fragments indicate that some are likely to be of prehistoric origin. The sterile nature and appearance of the fills of the other features point to a post-medieval date.
Watching brief by N Shaikhley of SCAU carried out in areas where it was not possible to locate trial trenches during last year’s evaluation revealed that both areas had been considerably disturbed by previous building works.
Evaluation by P Moore of PCA in advance of residential development revealed a small shallow natural hollow, perhaps once a stream, but otherwise no evidence of pre-modern activity.
Evaluation by P Treveil of MoLAS involving the excavation of three trenches revealed only modern features and natural deposits. Peat identified by earlier geotechnical work contained brick, and represents modern or redeposited deposits.
Fieldwalking by Mayford History Society carried out in advance of golf course construction and reported by Nancy Hawkins. Extensive crop marks are known, and have been tested by excavation, but nothing of significance was noted in the fieldwork. (174; see also above, p. 147-55)
Excavation by D G Bird for SCC of part of the foundations of the gatehouse wing demolished in the late 18th century, confirmed the accuracy of Harrison's plan of 1891. Fieldwork nearby in advance of lake construction revealed the line of a former drive which at some time had utilised rubble from the house, perhaps from the demolished wing. (175)
The fourth season of excavation by D G Bird for SCC and SyAS completed the plan of the 16th century brick building — a rectangle c 4 by 3 metres — and further examined the medieval ditches, whose purpose and plan remained unclear. (175)
Monitoring by J Powell of WA during geotechnical works revealed the limits to a former landfill site, and burnt flint and post-medieval artefacts within topsoil. …………………………..