Geophysical survey and fieldwalking by T Munnery of SCAU as part of the Wealden Glass Project. Two areas of potential interest were identified, one of which provided conclusive evidence of glassworking in the form of large quantities of manufacturing debris and waste, and the likely location of the furnace itself.
Surrey County Archaeological Unit
Watching brief by R Lambert of SCAU revealed no finds or features of archaeological significance.
Watching brief by W Weller of SCAU, a continuation of works begun in 2010. No finds or features of archaeological significance were revealed.
Evaluation by R Lambert of SCAU revealed a post- medieval boundary ditch that was also visible on historic maps of the area, and a small quantity of worked flint of mixed Mesolithic-Bronze Age dates.
Evaluation by N Randall of SCAU revealed no finds or features of archaeological interest.
Watching brief by N Randall of SCAU during geotechnical works. The exercise was limited and no features of archaeological significance were encountered, although the recovery of a small number of possible Neolithic flints was suggestive of activity of this period in the area.
Community Archaeology Project, as part of Caterham Arts Festival, involving the excavation of a four test pits by members of the public under the supervision of A Guinness of SCAU.
Three further phases of excavation by P Jones and R Lambert of SCAU adjacent to areas previously investigated. The first phase undertaken in the summer of 2011 was to the immediate west of the area investigated in 2009. The range and character of the archaeological features present were closely similar to those identified in 2009. The features included three Mesolithic pits (which were 100% sampled and sieved for flintwork), an early medieval pit oddly sited out on the Gault clay, and a continuation of the late medieval/ early post-medieval roadway identified during the work in 2005.
Completion of watching brief begun in 2010 by N Randall of SCAU that revealed a series of broad ditches that may represent land boundaries pre-dating the construction of Pendell Court on the site in c1624, and finds of Mesolithic, Neolithic or Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, medieval and post-medieval date.
Watching brief by T Munnery of SCAU following evaluation in 2008 that had exposed the foundations of the church and three burials in the area of a proposed vestry. Parts of 60 inhumations and two cremations, all of Christian origin, and mostly thought to date from the previous 150 years were revealed, excavated and removed for later reburial elsewhere within the grounds of the church. Two pieces of pottery, dated to the medieval and Roman periods, were recovered from the subsoil and a grave fill respectively.