Geophysical survey by S Haddrell of Stratascan along the 28km route of a proposed replacement pipeline between Godstone and Tonbridge in Kent. Magnetic susceptibility was undertaken along the route, with areas of potential interest identified targeted with a detailed gradiometer survey. Positive anomalies, possibly of archaeological origin, within the Surrey section included linear features that may be associated with a post-medieval trackway. The anomalies were targeted during a subsequent evaluation by D Britchfield of WA.
part of a building with flint footings, of the early 13th to 14th century, found in gardening. Subsequent investigation also revealed a BA burial urn apparently in situ and some 50 probably Mesolithic flint tools. Reported by M Russell. (157)
Excavation and watching brief by K Crouch for Staines Archaeological Unit and DOE, in advance of redevelopment, located RB levels, in particular part of the massive flint and mortar foundation of a building of the 1st century AD, the rubble from whose demolition in the 4th century filled a nearby well. Evidence for buildings from the 12th century was also recorded. (London Archaeol 3, 389)
Over 70 sherds of Beaker pottery, including both fine and coarse wares, recovered by M Russell. They probably represent occupation activity. (179)
Probable pre-19th century well recorded (in December 1981) by M Exwood; the top metre was lined with bricks, with chalk blocks below this. The well was not cleared.
Recording by T C Welsh of rectangular dry-moated enclosure and annexe, possibly an early site of Bagshot Manor. The main enclosure is 73 x 38m internally, with banks 4 to 7m broad and ditches approx 6m wide; the annexe is 83 x 25m and mutilated. (184)
Mammoth teeth and tusk and bones of woolly rhinoceros found in gravel extraction and reported by J J Chapman. Also found was a nearly complete pot, 3rd/4th century AD, presumably originally associated with a burial.
Report by E Crossland that redevelopment had revealed a 7m deep well, and clay pipes, one with J and a possible W on a spur.
Animal bones, including several of horse and cattle, and two fragments of 1st century AD pottery from a buried watercourse noted in gravel extraction and reported by J J Chapman. Map ref centered
Reported by Lesley Ketteringham that M Russell had observed work for a hospital extension, and recovered some RB and a little medieval pottery