Strip, map and record excavation and watching brief by S Westall of AOC revealed a layer of loose, light brown sand, 0.13–0.24m thick, containing a large quantity of worked Mesolithic flints; none were in situ, having been deposited through colluvial or fluvial activity. Two ditches of Roman or possibly medieval date and a Saxon pit were also recorded.
AOC (Archaeology) Group
Watching brief by R Watts of AOC revealed sections of three brick structures, all probably related to drainage provision and of recent date. Considerable truncation was recorded and although the natural, an orange/brown silty clay and gravel mix, was revealed across the extent of the groundworks, no finds or features of archaeological interest were revealed.
Evaluation by A Tynan of AOC recorded no archaeological features although a small piece of late medieval decorated floor tile, probably from Chertsey Abbey, was found in a made-ground deposit.
Excavation by L Capon of AOC recorded 266 graveshafts with a total of 282 burials recovered and retained for osteological assessment. The burials can be dated to 1843--1914 when the graveyard was in use. Early cemetery practice appears to show careful planning and management with graves aligned west--east in regular north--south rows. Later burials show dense overcrowding with burials tightly packed into any available space, creating a complex sequence of intercutting graveshafts.
Test pit evaluation by C Morris of AOC. The site is adjacent to the site that revealed a substantial scatter of worked flint, thought to represent the in-situ remains of a Late Upper Palaeolithic campsite (SyAC 99, 221), but it produced no Palaeolithic material. A small residual quantity of worked Mesolithic flint artefacts was recovered. A shallow ditch on the western side of the site produced Late Iron Age pottery and Roman pottery and flue tile; a further ditch produced slag and Roman tile fragments.
Evaluation by C Enright of AOC to the north of the Grade I Listed house revealed no features or finds of archaeological interest.