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48-54, High Street, Bagshot

Second season of excavation by G H Cole for Surrey Heath Group of SyAS allowed examination of 13th and 14th century timber and stone structures. These included a large buttressed stone wall with associated 14th century occupation levels, flint cobbled floor and tile roof. (197)

The Kings Arms, High Street, Bagshot

Sample excavations by G H Cole for the Surrey Heath Group of SyAS produced evidence for a possible late medieval house platform with a robbed sandstone wall footing. The platform was cut by early 17th century and later pits, gullies and post holes. A backfiiled waterlogged area was interpreted, with the aid of documentary evidence, as possibly being 16th century fish ponds. (193)

Chart Lane, Reigate

Excavation by D W Williams for HAG on open land opposite Reigate parish church, to test for Saxon settlement evidence. No features earlier than 19th century were found, and no finds earlier than the 13th except for two shell-tempered sherds. (198)

Place Farm Bletchingley

Continuation of excavation and survey by M Russell for BSAG, in trenches near the standing gatehouse, produced archaeological evidence supporting the documentary evidence for a double courtyard house of late 15th to early 16th century date, mostly demolished in the 17th century. Excavation within and behind the gatehouse produced evidence for occupation from at least the 13th century. (206)

Windmill Field, Windlesham

Trial excavation by G H Cole for Surrey Heath Group of SyAS of an apparent hilltop ditched enclosure noted on aerial photographs produced no evidence to explain either the marks or a positive resistivity survey. In site observation during development, Mesolithic flakes and cores, medieval and later coins and pottery were found.

South Farm, Lightwater

Two seasons of excavation by G H Cole for Surrey Heath Group of SyAS. The first located extensive probably late IA to early RB bronze and iron slag and related deposits, a large IA ditch, a 3rd century RB timber framed structure, a post-4th century palisade and plank-formed building and various later RB ditches. Some 5.4m of the timber sole plate of the 3rd century building survived as charcoal. (208)

19-31 High Street, Bagshot

Final phase of excavation by G H Cole for Surrey Heath Group of SyAS located the outfall of an early 17th century wooden water supply pipe partly excavated in 1983. It is thought to have supplied an artificial pond for watering animals. Possibly Mesolithic flint flakes, a scattering of abraded 3rd/4th century RB pottery and various 13th-14th century ditches and other features were also recorded. (212)

Headley Drive, Tadworth

Salvage excavation by S Nelson and S Kahn in building work recorded 42 shallow inhumation burials, aligned roughly east-west in nine rows. Grave goods were mostly typical Saxon iron knives, with two simple bronze belt fittings, a small biconical pot, a rock crystal amulet with a bronze strapwork holder and a decorative bone knife fitting. Probably late 6th to 7th centuries. (217) (SyAC 90, 117-145)


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