CKC Archaeology

Chelsham Landscape Survey,

Survey, under the direction of C Currie of CKCA, commissioned jointly by SCC and SyAS as part of the Community Archaeology Project to assess whether the study area was suitable for designation as an Area of Special Historic Landscape Value (ASHLV). Both documentary research and fieldwork added greatly to our knowledge of the area, and for a fuller summary of results, see Bulletin 345.

9-11 Chertsey Street, Guildford

Watching brief by J Boas and C Currie for CKC Archaeology. Documentary and illustrative records show that at least two old buildings of 16th/17th- century date existed on the site before they were demolished in 1937 to make way for the Guildford Labour Exchange. Archaeological recording on the site following the demolition of this latter building showed that most of the site had been disturbed by late post-medieval and 20th century activity.

Millmead Lock, Guildford

Archaeological recording of the lock by C Currie of CKCA for the National Trust, undertaken during repair works. Two phases of brickwork were recorded. Both sides were made of frogless bricks, suggesting a construction date before 1900 as most likely, with the phases distinguished by different mortar types. Documentary research has revealed that major repairs in concrete were carried out to the lock chamber in 1937, giving it the appearance it had prior to the present works.

Chobham Common landscape survey

Survey undertaken under the direction of C Currie of CKCA, as part of the Community Archaeology Project for SCC and SyAS, to assess whether the study area was suitable for designation as an ASHLV. Both documentary research and fieldwork have added to existing knowledge of the area, and work is continuing in 2002.

Noke Farm, Chipstead

Historic building recording carried out by C Currie of CKCA in advance of the conversion of farm buildings to residential use. The buildings appear to be a good example of `model’ farm construction dating from a time of agricultural optimism between 1847 and 1869.

Banstead Heath landscape survey

Survey undertaken under the direction of C Currie of CKCA, as part of the Community Archaeology Project for SCC and SyAS, to assess whether the study area was suitable for designation as an ASHLV. Both documentary research and fieldwork added greatly to existing knowledge of the area, and highlighted the presence of a range of archaeological remains dating from the Palaeolithic through to the Second World War.

St Catherine’s Lock, Godalming Navigation, Artington

Watching brief by C Currie of CKCA during the excavation of test pits behind the lock chamber walls, found no evidence that the concrete sides acted as a facing for earlier brick sides. Substantial horizontal timbers were found behind the concrete suggesting that these were part of a bracing structure to help support an earlier timber revetment. These also show that lining of the lock chambers was converted from timber to concrete at this site, without any intervening brick stage as previous documentary research had suggested.

Puttenham Common landscape survey (vol 1)

Survey undertaken under the direction of C Currie of CKCA, as part of the Community Archaeology Project, for SCC and SyAS, to assess whether the study area should be designated as an ASHLV. Both documentary research and fieldwork added greatly to existing knowledge and confirmed the reports of later 19th century antiquarians who had identified extensive prehistoric and Roman activity in the area.

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