Historic building recording and evaluation by G Thompson and S Watson of PCA. The original Aldebrook House was designed in an 'Old English' fusion of Surrey and Wealden vernacular style by celebrated architect Richard Norman Shaw for the Liberal politician Pandeli Ralli in the early 1880s. Following alterations in the mid-1930s, the house was used as a convalescence hospital for servicemen during the Second World War, and subsequently demolished in the late 1950s and replaced by a smaller property of uninspired contemporary design.
Evaluation and watching brief by R Humphrey of PCA. The evaluation revealed a posthole, suggested to be post-medieval, and a shallow ditch. The ditch is considered to have existed as a property or field boundary during the 18th-20th centuries as it is visible on historic maps, but finds recovered from its fill could indicate that it was older. The watching brief revealed the continuation of the ditch, which contained ceramic building material dating from the late 17th to the 18th centuries.
Evaluation by S Watson of PCA prior to use of the site as a possible extension to the existing burial ground. A likely Roman ditch and several undated, but possibly associated, postholes were revealed. Late medieval/early post-medieval pottery and ceramic building material were recovered from the subsoil, and a redeposited layer within one of the trenches is presumed to be associated with quarrying activity that map evidence illustrates took place just to the north of the trench.
First phase of a watching brief by S Watson of PCA did not reveal any finds or features of archaeological interest.
Watching brief by R Humphrey and K Bower of PCA revealed evidence for post-medieval agricultural activity in the form of a possible ploughsoil, together with several post-medieval features indicative of occupation including a brick soakaway and clay-lined pit possibly for the retention of liquids.
Evaluation by S Watson of PCA revealed only modern features, the majority of which adjoined and were related to a late Victorian former cottage.
Watching brief by K Bower of PCA did not reveal any finds or features pre-dating remains of Victorian glasshouses that had stood on part of the site until the 1950s.
First phase of a two-phase evaluation by S Maher of PCA revealed a number of features related to 18th and 19th century activity fronting on to Monument Hill, and a small number of pits and postholes that it was not possible to date but that are likely to be of later post-medieval origin.
Survey by K Bower of PCA to record the location of potholes, service runs, and areas of re-surfacing of a stretch of the Scheduled racetrack.
TQ 019 569 The White Hart inn, 150 High Street, Old Woking