Broadoaks, West Byfleet

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.

Monument Hill

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)

Sutton Place

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)

Sutton Park

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)

Woodham Common, Woking

Topographical survey, geophysical survey and evaluation by D Graham of SyAS, with help from volunteers of the Horsell Common Preservation Society, of and surrounding two of the Scheduled barrows on the common. The work revealed that both barrows had been badly damaged in the past. Two trenches, one of which was located to investigate one of a scatter of anomalies identified by a magnetometer survey, did not reveal any evidence of Bronze Age activity. (419)

Woking Palace, Woking

Community excavation by SyAS and SCAU, under the direction of R Poulton, of the Scheduled moated site. Foundations belonging to the medieval manor, including part of the great hall, were uncovered, and coins recovered indicate that the site was established by the early 13th century. The property was later occupied by Lady Margaret Beaufort before her son, Henry VII, decided in 1503 to develop the site into a palace. Evidence of this period was revealed in the form of foundations of an oriel window of the new great hall, begun in 1508.


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