Call for Volunteers. Church Meadow Ewell – Excavation July 2014


Volunteers are being sought for the third season of Excavation in Church Meadow, Ewell. This independent project is financially supported by Surrey Archaeological Society, Epsom and Ewell History and Archaeology Society, the Council for Brtish Archaeology and the local Committee of Surrey County Council.

The excavations will take place between 2nd - 20th July, Wednesdays to Sundays 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Esher Test Pitting


There will be test pitting at Esher Church of England High School on Saturday and Sunday 26 and 27 October. The project will be looking for the remains of a medieval settlement that used to exist on the school grounds. These dates and times are subject to confirmation by the School and to that extent  provisional. Volunteers will be called for as soon as confirmation has been obtained.

Woking Palace Excavations


There are opportunities for both experienced diggers and beginners to participate in this years excavations at Woking Palace. There are also opportunities to try finds processing.Work is expected to take place on site from Wednesday to Sunday in each of the weeks.
Please see the attached application form. Hannah Potter of SCAU will be co-ordinating the allocation of places.

To see reports of previous seasons of excavations at Woking Palace go to

Lithics Working Group

This group was set up by the Prehistoric Group to look at old lithic collections held in museums in Surrey. It has started with the collections in Guildford Museum and the work on these artefacts is ongoing. Meetings are held in Reigate on alternate Monday evenings and although space is limited we welcome enquiries from anyone interested in joining us whenever an opportunity arises.

Chilworth historic landscape survey (1 - 30 April)

An historic landscape survey is currently being undertaken (March 2008) around the gunpowder mills at Chilworth. This is part of the Areas of Special Historic Landscape project jointly funded by Surrey Archaeological Society and Surrey County Council. A team of volunteers will be led by Philip Masters, a professional landscape archaeologist and will look at the water management systems associated with the gunpowder mills as well as at other historic features in the vicinity.


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