Evaluation by C Edwards of AOC. No finds or features earlier than the 1900s were revealed.
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Evaluation by C Edwards of AOC. A linear feature may be a possible gully or represent an undulation in the natural subsoil. No subsoil was recorded across a large part of the site,
This second phase of evaluation, by Les Capon of AOC on behalf of TAB Projects Ltd., revealed two tree pits, probably related to the use of the site as allotments. However, the dominant feature was a wide palaeochannel with remains of pollen that provided evidence for the local flora in the late Devensian / Holocene period.
An archaeological evaluation, and watching brief was undertaken by Nick Carter, Chris Clarke and Jonathan Moller of AOC on behalf of Morgan Sindall Plc, at the site of Cranleigh Village Hospital. The evaluation consisted of three machine excavated trenches with the watching brief monitoring both geotechnical investigations and grubbing of foundations.
An archaeological evaluation, by Ian Hogg of AOC for SCC, consisted of a 2x2m hand dug trench located to the rear of the property. An undated yet presumed post medieval boundary ditch on the same alignment as the current property boundary was recorded; this was overlain by made ground deposits.
Evaluation by H MacQuarrie of AOC in advance of the creation of ponds revealed a ditch whose line respects a redundant field boundary present on the 1842 Ockley Tithe Map, two undated post holes, and an area of in situ burning interpreted as being modern in origin.
Evaluation by C Edwards of AOC revealed that a phase of horizontal truncation took place across the site during the 20th century, probably associated with the construction of an existing building. No finds or features of archaeological interest were revealed.
Evaluation by L Capon of AOC prior to residential redevelopment. No finds or features of archaeological interest were revealed.
A programme of historic building recording, evaluation, and a watching brief during the reduction of floor levels within the farmhouse, at Lowerhouse Farm by L Capon of AOC. The farmhouse is dated by a render plaque to 1525, but shows many phases of repair and extension. The earliest parts of the farmhouse are fully timber-framed, and reveal the building to have started as a Hall House, the hall lying north of a two-storey, four room block.
Observation of geotechnical trial pits by D Tyler of AOC, for the school, in an area of playing fields proposed for new buildings, revealed no features or finds of archaeological interest, although the site appeared relatively undisturbed.