Border Archaeology

Ash Green Lane water mains replacement, Tongham Moor to Pound Farm Lane, Tongham

Archaeological monitoring by E Govier of Border Archaeology Ltd revealed a series of furrows that appeared to be the result of ploughing. However, while they were considered too narrow and tightly spaced to represent open-field ridge-and-furrow cultivation, their irregular morphology did not appear to reflect modern ploughing. Pottery recovered from top- and subsoil during the strip ranged in date from the Roman to the later post-medieval/modern periods.

Common Field, Old Reigate Road, Betchworth

Evaluation by R Entwistle of Berkshire Archaeological Services on the opposite side of the road to the Telex Field site where excavation in 2007 had produced evidence of multi-period activity (SyAC 95, 309). The distribution of features and finds uncovered during the work in 2007 suggested that the remains were likely to extend into the Common Field, but contrary to these expectations, almost all the trenches were devoid of features. The only feature of certain archaeological origin was a shallow, heavily truncated pit containing the fragmentary remains of a Late Bronze Age pottery vessel.

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