Strip, map and record excavation by W Weller of SCAU revealed a significantly disturbed area with three ditch features and a small posthole, all of which have been confidently dated to the later post-medieval period. A handful of probable Bronze Age flints was recovered, but no features of this date were observed. The small posthole from the trial trench evaluation (SyAC 101, 221) that produced a small assemblage of prehistoric pottery was located, but no further related features were observed.
Surrey County Archaeological Unit
Evaluation by T Collie of SCAU revealed no archaeological features or finds.
Strip, map and record excavation by W Weller of SCAU, a continuation of the 2016 excavations (SyAC 101, 220), revealed further significant archaeological deposits. The most notable being the Roman road, the roadside ditch of which was previously excavated. Large elements of the road surface were intact, and a camber was visible in section, together with distinct layering relating to re-metalling. A section of ditch was uncovered that contained two sherds of Late Bronze Age pottery that probably date the feature.
Watching brief by T Collie of SCAU during a car park extension revealed no finds or features of archaeological interest.
Watching brief by W Weller of SCAU revealed no finds or features of archaeological interest.
A test pit evaluation by W Weller of SCAU within the triangular earthwork known as ‘The Camp’, undertaken in response to an illegal metal detecting incident that uncovered three hammered bronze items, including a nearly intact bowl. A number of replaced ‘plugs’ resulting from the incident were identified and a 2m2 test pit was excavated around one of them, deemed the most plausible for the source of the items.
Evaluation by W Weller of SCAU revealed significant modern disturbance and truncation, indicative of a high level of landscaping works in recent years. Four small pits or postholes of post-medieval date were recorded, but there was no evidence that they were related to the former 18th century farmstead known from cartographic evidence.
A watching brief by W Weller of SCAU during levelling of a sports field, recovered a small assemblage of unstratified Neolithic and Bronze Age worked flints. However, owing to the shallow nature of the groundworks, no other finds or features of archaeological interest were recorded; the archaeological horizon was not encountered.
Watching brief by M Saywood of SCAU during excavations for an extension revealed no features or finds of archaeological interest.
Evaluation and excavation by W Weller of SCAU revealed the continuation of a shallow, V-shaped, curvilinear ditch, broadly dated to the Roman period and first recorded in the otherwise negative evaluation conducted in 2016. The quantity of Roman pottery recovered, all Alice Holt/Farnham greyware, suggests that the ditch probably formed part of a domestic type enclosure.